Robinson Crusoe at the Blackmore

PUBLISHED: 09:38 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:12 10 June 2010

FIVE years after playing young Flora in The Turn of the Screw, talented teenage thespian Alice Brookes is returning to the Blackmore Theatre to play the title role in the Exmouth Players 2009 pantomime Robinson Crusoe

FIVE years after playing young Flora in The Turn of the Screw, talented teenage thespian

Alice Brookes is returning to the Blackmore Theatre to play the title role in the Exmouth Players 2009 pantomime Robinson Crusoe from Tuesday, January 20, to Saturday, January 31.

Fifteen year old Alice is a pupil at Exeter School who loves acting and when she heard about Robinson Crusoe she decided to audition. as she said: "being in panto would be a good experience and would enable her to meet people from Exmouth." She was thrilled to be cast in the principal boy role, which is an important part of panto tradition.

One of the many joys of panto is the young and not so young working together to entertain. Other members of the cast include seasoned campaigners Mark Blaber and Tony Christopher. Mark returns to the Dame role as Robinson's mother, Dame Polly Daydream Crusoe and Tony plays the sea captain.

Panto veteran Jean Phillips has written the script and is director and choreographer.

Tickets go on sale at the Magnolia Centre kiosk from Monday, January 12 from 10am - 2pm price £8 adults and £4 children. Alternatively telephone 0790 5761485.

Roger Simmonds


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