Lewes Arms Drama Society raises more than £2,000 for charity

THE Lewes Arms Dramatic Society (LADS) raised more than £2,000 from their 35th annual adult pantomime, which played to packed houses at The Lewes Arms for six nights last week.

This year¹s production was a topically themed version of Aladdin, set in the tiny troubled Middle Eastern nation of Messybottamia where the evil General Abanazer seized power from a well-meaning but ineffectual Sultan.

After various twists and turns, and many groan-worthy jokes, some sort of order was restored in traditional panto style and the onstage japes were very well received the audience.

Since their first pantomime in 1978, the LADS have raised more than £50,000 for a range of local causes.

This year, in memory of two much-loved former cast members, Val Hazle and Sasha Roberts, the production was in aid of the East Sussex Region Deaf Children¹s Society and the Sasha Roberts Scholarship Fund.