The Haven Players launch into panto

The Haven Players are ready to greet the New Year with pantomime – as they try to put difficult times behind them.

Haven Players Pantomime
Haven Players Pantomime

Spokesman Andy Bennett said: “After the last couple of years we could all use a laugh and Humpty Dumpty is chock full of them, plus fabulous costumes, stunning dance routines and joyous musical numbers with a live band!

“Written and directed by our very own Charisse Goddard, Humpty Dumpty will be a spectacular you won’t want to miss!

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“We’re a local, not for profit, amateur dramatics society based in Stone Cross.”

“This pantomime has by no means been easy to stage. The Haven Players have had our fair share of Covid complications – cast members having to isolate, rehearsing with masks on and wondering if Christmas would be cancelled! At times it looked like very uncertain as to whether it would happen but as they say, the show must go on!”

The cast features Olive Omlette – Emma Pierssene; King Eggbert – Yana Mason; Princess Shellana – Josie Mead; Prince Michael of Mayonnaise – Tristan Goddard; Sergeant Egg Yolk – Mark Canelle; Corporal Eggwhite – Zara-mae Belcher; Belladonna Henbane – Andy Bennett; Mrs Meringue – Sue Davies; and Beetlebrow Dragfoot – Wendy Stubbs.

January performances are: Saturday 22, 2.30pm and 7.30pm; Sunday 23, 2.30pm; Friday 28, 7.30pm; Saturday 29, 2.30pm and 7.30pm; and Sunday 30, 2.30pm at Stone Cross Memorial Hall. Tickets are £10 for adults and £6 for under 16s and are available now from www.ticketsource.co.uk or call 01323 767816.