Writer, Director and star (his words) wrties:
Welcome pantaloons to this, our fifth Sergeants' Mess production. The last year has seen some highlights when we had the opportunity to present charity funds we raised from last years show The Sound of Museli to worthy local groups and individuals.
However, the year has not passed without sadness as one of our founding members Alan " Bomber" Mills was suddenly taken from us following a heart attack. Bomber appeared in all our previous shows, and as the director I can say I never once caught him acting, he was always just himself and for this he will be sorely missed.
We also lost a stalwart from your side of the stage, our former commanding officer Lt Colonel Richard Dixon RM.
Looking forward then to happier thoughts, this year's show is called Dad's Barmy. Before starting to write this pitiful tome I did seek approval from both the BBC and the original writers, and sadly for you the both agreed............
ARP/ Jap Soldier
MAKE UP TEAM
Sarah Cox, Tanya Tong, Leigh Everitt,
Helen Moor, Sally Bradbeer, Liz St Pier
FRONT OF HOUSE TEAM
Billy Walker, Bob Graham, Vanessa Short, Emma Rowlinson, Carol Richardson, Joan Davies, Ros Russell
BACK STAGE CREW
Phil Smith, John Puddle, Dave Green, Claire Richardson, Marke Richardson, Julie Smith, Sam Kelly, Penny Bearman, Wendy Kelly, Jeremy Scott, Joy Hughes.
CORPS DE BALLET
Gary Moor, Mick St Pier, Stuart Bradbeer, Phil Rashbrook, Phil Hazelwood, Nigel Bogue, Paul Hardy, Frankie Franklin, Jim McCurry, Dave Russel.
At the end of the performance a cheque was presented for £10,000 by the Chairman of the Deal Branch RMA Paul ‘Riggo’ Richardson, AKA Cpl Jones on behalf of the Sgts Mess Pantomime, for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. The total raised for RM and other local and national Charities since the first ‘Panto’ in 2012 is £120,000.