Royal connection to village hall panto

Julie Robinson as Hogben The Wicked Witch of the North and Karen Abrahams as Sleeping Beauty.
Julie Robinson as Hogben The Wicked Witch of the North and Karen Abrahams as Sleeping Beauty.
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A royal family might well be dropping by to lend their support to a pantomime in Pulloxhill starting later this month.

The Pulloxhill Players present a novel take on Sleeping Beauty packed full of audience participation including the chance to boo the nasty villain and cheer for the heroes of the piece.

A spokesman for the group said: “Our very own King Charles and Queen Camilla of Silsoe are very excited because Betty, the good witch of the north, has cast a baby spell on them and they are to have an heir to the throne.

“But they make a bad mistake when they decline to invite Hogben, the bad witch of the south. She is livid, seething and vengeful.”

She casts her nastiest spell – you know – the one where Princess Beauty pricks her finger on a needle and falls asleep forever.

Fortunately Plop, the King’s servant, has fortune telling powers and tips them the wink.

From there, they come up with a drastic plan, but the only solution, that every single pointy thing in the kingdom must be banned.

But even this causes problems in the local area, especially for Dame Droopy’s knitting enterprise.

Performances run from Saturday, January 14, at 2.30pm, Friday, January 20, at 7.30pm, and 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, January 21.

Tickets cost between £5 and £7 and the doors open half an hour before the start of each performance. To book tickets or for more details call Sandra on 01525 751403 or Cathy on 01525 719575.