Once again, its time for the local population to join in the fun at this years Long Marston village Pantomime! Great fun for all the family, this year we have a floral theme with vegetables flying all over the stage. With 2 heartless baddies controlled by a fearful giant, will Jack and his friends be able to rescue the princess and save the day? Being staged during the half term holiday (19th-21st February), a fun night out for all the family is promised. Tickets priced at £7 (adult) £5 (OAP) & £3 (Child) can be bought from the Queens Head in Long Marston, Meads Farm Shop and the community shop in Wilstone. We will also be selling them every Sunday from Long Marston Victory Hall.
Article by Toby Davidson.
This year’s pantomime features 2 animals and the Horti are looking for volunteers interested in donning a cow suit for each performance! Why not come along and have a go!
We are also looking for volunteers to help out during the performances this year. Tasks range from selling raffle tickets and ice creams to helping out on stage setting up for each scene. Please contact Toby Davidson (stage manager) on 07970 636168 or call in at the Village Hall on any Sunday.
We can always find you a paintbrush if nothing else!
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2014 is now upon us and the Long Marston & Puttenham Horticultural Society celebrates the new year in the usual fashion by staging our annual pantomime. Continue reading Pantomime Season!
Tickets will be on sale from Monday 20th January 2014.
Tickets From: The Queen’s Head, Long Marston; Wilstone Village Stores or Mead Farm Shop, Wilstone, or Sundays 2 – 5pm at the Victory Hall.
Enquiries: 07855 369515
Please note that the evening performances now start at the earlier time of 7.30pm.
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Sunday 24th November at 7.30pm
Long Marston Village Hall
Would YOU like to be involved in next year’s Pantomime?
(20th, 21st & 22nd February 2014)
We are always in need of more volunteers, so PLEASE come along to this short meeting, during which you can put your name forward to help in any of the following teams: front of house (selling refreshments, raffle tickets, programmes, etc.) costumes, props, scenery painting or construction, backstage crew and make-up.
Neil will also be casting the Pantomime, so if you are interested in actually appearing on stage, please be brave and come along. After all, if there is not a part suitable for you in this Pantomime, there’s always next year!
(We don’t start working on the Pantomime until January – only 7 weeks from start to finale – so your Christmas and New Year celebrations will not be affected)
Would you like to help, but can’t attend this meeting?
Contact Vicky Hayes on 07855 369515
TO ALL LOCAL CHILDREN AGED 8 TO 14 YEARS:
FOR THE CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF NEIL GURNEY’S “SLEEPING BEAUTY”
will be held in Long Marston Village Hall
on SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER at 6.30pm.
** PARENTS MUST ALSO ATTEND**
Priority will be given to children living within the catchment area of (or attending) Long Marston School.
PERFORMANCES WILL BE IN LONG MARSTON VILLAGE HALL ON:
20th, 21st & 22nd February 2014. (Dress rehearsal: 18th Feb.)
Children’s rehearsals start on Sunday, 5th January 2pm – 5pm and continue
every Sunday until the performances.
There will be only SIX rehearsals before the Technical and Dress Rehearsals and LOTS of songs & dances to learn, so you must be prepared to work very hard and concentrate during rehearsals.
ALL children must be able to attend ALL rehearsals
PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: ~
Be prepared to help with the children during at least 2 rehearsals and 1 performance.
The Dress & Technical rehearsals may finish very late at night. The performances finish 10.30 – 11pm.
For more information, contact Vicky Hayes on 07855 369515
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We have now heard from our esteemed pantomime creator, Neil Gurney, who has agreed to do it again next year! Neil has been very busy recently and is currently directing a production of ‘Doctor Doolittle’ at the Pendley Theatre in Tring from 13-16th November with Pantomime regular Alan Munt in the title role which I am very much looking forward to seeing. With flower arranging shows in the local area on top, we are very grateful for his time and expertise.
The pre-panto meeting has been set up for Sunday 24th of November in Long Marston village hall where auditions for next year’s chorus will take place at 6:30pm. Neil and the panto team are keen to encourage young talent to take part in the show by joining the chorus so I encourage all would-be James Arthur or Little Mix to come and have a go!
Being involved in panto is hard work but most rewarding. There are a variety of jobs to suit all tastes from selling ice creams to making costumes as well as lots of painting! As we don’t start until the New Year, Christmas Festivities will not be affected and you only have to help us on Sundays that suit you. I would encourage anyone who is interested in helping us come to the hall at 7:30pm to meet the team.