The Coast Arts and Theatre Society is
very proud to announce that this year’s Pantomime is the story
of the legendary highway robber, Dick Turnip.
Pantomimes are great family
entertainments which developed in England in the early 20th
century and the first Dick Turpin Pantomime was performed in
London at the Drury Lane Theatre in 1904.
Modern pantomimes include songs,
slapstick comedy, dancing, gender crossing actors, topical
humour with a story loosely based on a well known story.
Pantomimes are a participatory form of
theatre, in which the audience is encouraged to sing along with
the songs, to boo the baddies, cheer the goodies and warn the
actors if anyone sinister is behind them!
Starring as Dick Turpin is the
versatile and very talented Tracey Russell who is a teacher from
Dick’s love interest is the lovely
Lady Caroline played by Aliya D’Silva.
Returning to the stage again this year
is Aaron D’ Souza as the hilarious Dame Dollop and Becky
Crossley as the lovable but hard done by, Billy Bumpkin.
Billy’s love interest is the milkmaid
Katie Cuddlesome played by newcomer Sammy Upton.
Michael Flynn who was last year’s evil
Black Hook is now Lord Lotaloot, Lady Caroline’s rich and doting
Erwin de Jong is the kind and loving
Parson and two characters keeping everything under control are
the policemen Nick and Nab played by Richard Neylan and Rumil
As always there are two baddies to boo
and they are Smash and Grab played by Charlotte Conway and Judi
Jean Hughes and Philippe Zimmerlin are
once again the directors of this pantomime and are working hard
to bring yet another highly enjoyable and successful CATS
production to the stage.
Dick Turpin will be taking place in
The Alberto Hall at the ever popular La Veranda Restaurant.
The dates are: The panto starts on
Saturday November 25th with a matinee performance for
our younger audience at 4.00pm and then an evening performance
also on the 25th at 7.30pm.
The show continues from Tuesday
November 28th until Friday December 1st
with evening performances all at 7.30pm.
Christmas is a time for fun for all
the family so what better way to start off the festivities than
coming to see Dick Turpin.
Tickets are available from 2nd
Act in the Krish Plaza from Monday November 13th.