Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

TADS panto back to entertain

09:27 19 November 2012

The annual Topsham pantomime is set to take the stage once again, with the Topsham Amateur Dramatic Society (TADS) presenting The Sleeping Beauty.

The show will be onstage at Matthews Hall at 7.30pm every day between November 27 and December 1, with a matinée performance on the final day at 2.30pm.

After disagreements over the booking of the hall in previous years all parties are now working together amicably, and TADS has now purchased a new stage which can be taken down in just 20 minutes, making it easier for them to share the hall with the Saturday market.

TADS chairman Marlene Gardner, who has been putting on pantomimes in Topsham for more than 40 years, is looking forward to another successful production.

She said: “It’s a traditional pantomime, and it’s funny, hopefully for the right reasons. The music will be good, and there will be plenty of audience participation.

“We’ve got a new dame, and several people for whom it’s their first venture into doing panto, or in fact going on stage.

“What we’ve always done, and pride ourselves on, is putting people on the stage who would never have gone there otherwise, and then they’re a revelation.

“We always get good audiences and we’d like to thank the people over the years that have supported us. All we want now is for the people to come along again and have a laugh, because I think we could all do with a jolly good laugh.”

Appearing in the pantomime will be new dame Andy Northey, along with Latoyah Egerton as principal boy, Beth Howarth as principal girl, Janet Sayers and Paul Collenette as the idiots Bawl and Shout, Ross Treleaven as Tickles the jester, Megan Stagg as the fairy Azuriel, Carol Hawkins as Carabosse, Andy Linney as Fusspot the chamberlain, John Heywood as King Cedric, and Marlene herself as Queen Semolina.

This will be the last chance to see a TADS pantomime for two years, with the next one not scheduled until 2014 – but TADS is instead promising a special Christmas spectacular for next year.

Tickets for the pantomime cost £8 for adults and £4 for under-16s, and are available from Westaways in Fore Street.

TADS is still looking for volunteers to help out with off-stage roles at this year’s pantomime, and is also looking for singers to take part in a large musical concert in the spring, for which any singers “would be very welcome”.

For more information, call Marlene or Ros Gardner on 01392 873385.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 13:59

Firefighters from Exmouth are urging one-use barbecue fans to safely dispose of the hot coals.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:56
Members of Exmouth in Bloom launched their competition with past winners at Tythe Cottage in Littleham with the message 'Celebrating Exmouth's Gardeners'. Ref exe 21-16SH 6431. Picture: Simon Horn.

Time is running out to enter this year’s Exmouth in Bloom local gardening competition.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
A view of the Strand Gardens in Exmouth. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 5026-16-11SH

A service is being held in Exmouth to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Read more
Wed, 14:44
Exmouth RNLI assist with rescue of two men on a yacht

Volunteers from Exmouth RNLI were called out to help the rescue of two men on a 28-foot yacht.

Read more
Wed, 12:52
Withycombe Raleigh primary school's percussion band Stomp are pictured performing in front of their peers, teachers and families this week to help raise funds for their forth coming visit to the Music For Youth National Festival in Birmingham. Ref exe 25-16SH 9554. Picture: Simon Horn.

Wtihycombe Raleigh Primary School’s stomp band’s performance has raised around £300 for a trip to the national music for youth festival.

Read more
Wed, 12:30
Angela and Tony Westcott will be walking the Great Wall of China in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Ref exe 25-16AW 0860. Picture: Alex Walton

A Brixington mum - gearing up to walk the Great Wall of China for charity - has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response from the community.

Read more
Wed, 11:15
The new defibrillator at Beer. Ref shb 26-16AW 1132. Picture: Alex Walton

The legacy of a young woman will live on in her favourite seaside town after her family donated life saving equipment.

Read more
Wed, 06:30
Milly Oakins, nine, sets out form Nelson Drive on her 10 mile walk for Hospiscare with mum Kim Snell and aunty Jade Beasley. Ref exe 23-16AW 9454. Picture: Alex Walton

A nine-year-old Littleham girl has raised an estimated £700 for charity by completing a 10-mile walking challenge.

Read more
Tue, 12:31
Otterton Primary School sports. Ref exb 26-16SH 0513. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures:

Read more
Tue, 09:43

Fire crews from Exmouth were called out to a fire involving a gas kettle on Monday (June 27).

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications