Willingdon Church Players


Our 51st pantomime was another success with an interesting and clever script, full of surprises, by Alex Kaufman. This was jointly directed by Mike Barber and Kim Dack, She also choreographed the dances/movements which were all performed brilliantly, particularly the sign language. The children must be highly commended for their performance on stage, well done all of you. Not normally wanting to single out one person, however, I must mentioned our ‘unexpected star of the show’ Noble Steed. What an act, without saying a word except ‘Neigh’! Although most people were thanked on the night or in the programme I must thank Gavin Barber for stepping in at the eleventh hour to work the stage lighting system and thanks to the young girls who took on the back end of the cow. Sincere thanks too, to the ladies who chaperoned the children each performance.


Finally, I have said this before but must say again, many of us are getting older and needing to retire from our backstage supporting roles. We urgently need new volunteers to come forward so don’t be put off by the word ‘church’ or wait to be asked, please get in touch with me or one of the cast/clergy. You would be joining a lovely, happy group of people who have a lot of fun together. Contact details below if you are interested or wanting further information.

Lesley Etwell (pantomime secretary) 504901 or lesley.etwell@sky.com