Writer, director & performer Brian Short writes......
The cast and I are always pleasantly surprised to see the tickets sell out each year in October, then start to panic as we realise we have a short time to cobble together a show to repay you for your support. This years's offering is no different. You might be forgiven for thinking that this year's show Wonky Willy is a medical condition, but our show is more about The Chocolate Factory as opposed to Peyronie's Syndrome.
We spend very little of your money on props, scenery or for that matter anything that looks like talent. Our panto performers are very much amateur ones, and need to be viewed in that frome of mind. So, with all the caveats, excuses and pleas for leniency in place, sit back open mouthed as we give you Wonky Willy.
Red Riding Hood
Big Bad Wolf
MAKE UP TEAM
Sarah Cox, Tanya Tong, Leigh Everitt,
Helen Moor, Sally Bradbeer, Liz St Pier
FRONT OF HOUSE TEAM
Billy Walker, Trevor Walters, Bob Graham, Vanessa Short, Emma Rowlinson, Carol Richardson, Joan Davies, Ros Russell, Ian Steel
BACK STAGE CREW
Phil Smith, John Puddle, Steve Jenkins, Dave Green, Sam Kelly, Claire Richardson, Mark Richardson, Stacey Smith, Wendy Kelly, Jeremy Scott, Joy Hughes, Emily Guest.
STAGE SCENERY Penny Bearman.
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 Pantomime, the Chairman of the Branch Mr Paul ‘Riggo’ Richardson was joined on the stage ‘alongside the full cast and supporting crew’ by the CGRM Maj Gen R A Magowan CBE, and the Corps RSM (WO11) RSM P S Gilby MBE RM, where a cheque for £10,000 was presented on behalf of the RM Charity.
In addition 41 local charities will also receive
donations as a result of the pantomime.