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Welcome to the Grenoside Pantomime Group

After the success of  Peter Pan last year, which broke all the society’s records for audience numbers, we are returning to more traditional ground. Our next pantomime in early 2019 will be the story of Aladdin.

So we have the Widow Twankey, whose name incidentally derives from a popular brand of tea 150 years ago which came from a province in China called Twan Kay. But why does she have a laundrette in Peking? Why does her son Aladdin have an Arabian name? And why doesn’t anybody think of using their first wish to ask the Genie for lots more wishes?

But that’s panto for you. The comic policemen, Abanazar and his henchman Igor, the beautiful Princess Jasmine and her hand-maiden Layla, the troublesome washing machine, “new lamps for old”: they’re all there

We have 14 principals, 14 chorus/ensemble players, 24 dancers and lots of people doing vital jobs off-stage. That’s 70 people who have to work as a team to make the panto come to life. And they will, because they always do!

There are eight performances, as follows:

Friday Jan 25th at 7.30
Saturday Jan 26th at 2pm, then again at 7.30
Sunday Jan 27th at 2pm

Thursday Jan 31st at 7.30
Friday Feb 1st at 7.30
Saturday Feb 2nd at 2pm, then again at 7.30

Tickets can be obtained from 0114-246-8937