Pantomimes at Christmas are as traditional as turkey, mince pies and terrible jokes in the crackers at lunch.
In the village of Prestbury we have been keeping the pantomime tradition well and truly alive for an amazing 35 years.
No sooner will the Christmas wrapping paper have been tidied away than dozens of Prestbury youngsters will take to the stage to entertain hundreds of theatre goers, keen to enjoy the singing, dancing and comedy of a pantomime production.
Last year’s show, ‘Cinderella’, saw sell-out audiences at Mads Little Theatre, in Macclesfield, treated to a magical Pumpkin Carriage, an evil Kitchen Cat who sang rock n’ roll and a pair of Ugly Sister’s who grooved to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. Something for everyone.
This year’s cast, all aged between 11 and 17, are working on a performance of ‘Aladdin’ with more show-stopping songs, not one, but two Genies and a Flying Magic Carpet.
Director this year is Suzan Holder “The pantomime brings the whole village community together. We have a cast of 46 talented youngsters and the parents and pantomime committee members work so hard on the organisation, costumes, props and staging the show. We hope the audience enjoy the show as much as we enjoy working on it.”
Aladdin runs from 8-11 January 2014 at MADS Little Theatre in Macclesfield. Tickets sell fast and are now available from Prestbury Travel (Telephone 01625 828222). For more information about Prestbury Pantomime visit www.prestburypanto.org