Monday, December 23, 2013
This year’s pantomime by the award winning Axminster Drama Club is a new version of Peter Pan, The Pantomime written by the Leat Family.
As well as being assured of seeing Peter Pan, played by Emily Keziah Green who is new to the club, flying there is also a very scary Captain Hook in the form of another new member, Tucker Stevens.
With Captain Hook is a bunch of motley pirates led by his “right hook” Smee who have all manner of handicaps and inabilities as well as dreams and wishes, some very comic Indians in the form of regular Axminster performers Eileen Stuart and Caroline Markham, and a large Pan’s Gang led by Peter’s number twos Sauce Pan and Marzi Pan.
The Lost Persons Gang consists of more than 20 children who have much fun being naughty and using their food transforming machine to good effect.
In addition to the inhabitants of Never Never Land are the Darling family, consisting of John, Michael and Wendy plus, of course, Mr and Mrs Darling and their dog Nana.
Added to this lot is a talking parrot and a angry crocodile, all of which will be making use of the fabulous colourful and unique sets and costumes which have become a trademark of the club’s pantomimes over the years, but which will have a slightly different twist this year, for which you will have to wait and see.
Tickets go on sale at The Archway Bookshop right after Christmas and a reduction is offered for all tickets bought in advance.
The performance dates are Thursday, January 16, to Saturday, January 18, with a matinee on the Saturday.
Axminster Drama Club will be making a donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children for use of the Peter Pan name, so as well as having a very enjoyable time by attending their panto you will also be helping benefit a very worthwhile charity.