JANUARY is panto time in Wallingford, with audiences being invited to come and let their hair down at
JANUARY is panto time in Wallingford, with audiences being invited to come and let their hair down at Sinodun Players’ spectacular production of
at the Corn Exchange.
Tots, teens, parents and grandparents will be captivated by this traditional tale of how a handsome prince rescues his beloved from her lofty prison cell by climbing up her long hair to reach her.
But the path of true love rarely runs smooth — and he must overcome prickly obstacles to achieve his goal.
There will be lots of fun on the way courtesy of an abundance of colourful characters including witches, a dancing robin, silly gnomes, ghosts, courtiers and pretty fairies.
In the spotlight will be the lovely Rapunzel and her dashing prince plus their mums and dads — with theatre cleaner Dame Mathilda Mop adding a special twist to the tale.
Audiences will have lots of opportunities to boo, hiss, laugh, sing, clap, sneeze and quack — and the special effects promise to be awesome.
Director Marilyn Johnstone said: “Sinodun Players are well known for their excellent pantos. We may be an amateur group, but our pantos are as good as any you would see professionally — and a lot cheaper!
“Apart from the cast, we have a superlative technical crew and I can guarantee that audiences will be very impressed with the special effects we have in store for them. Come along and enjoy.”
Performances take place at the Corn Exchange in Market Place, Wallingford, from Friday, January 15, to Saturday, January 30.
Showtimes are 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £6 for children and £10 for adults (Tuesday to Thursday) and £12 (Fridays and Saturdays).
To book, call the box office on 01491 825000 or visit www.cornexchange.org.uk