Cliffe Bonfire Society’s panto has the lot

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CLIFFE Bonfire Society’s pantomime – described as a crime against RADA – was performed at The Con Club, Lewes, on Saturday to the delight of a packed house (oh yes it was).

The panto, written and performed by Cliffe members, was called Cliffe ‘n’ Ella, very loosely based on a similarly named panto. Characters were named after the various Lewes societies, so the performance featured everyone from Nevill Green to Danover and The Squarey Fairy to Prince Cliffe. It also boasted some particularly ugly Ugly Sisters.

Superbly compered, the production had everything – stunning choreography, inspirational musical talents, more fluffed lines than ‘Crossroads’ and some serious adlibbing. The prompters were certainly kept on their toes.

A whole raft of songs and audience participation resulted in the evening being likened to a cross between a raucous bonfire out-meeting coach ride home and the third night of a rugby tour.

What fun was had by everyone involved.