Mother Goose prepares for her stage debut

PUBLISHED: 16:00 31 January 2015

Shipham Players Mother Goose Pantomime

Shipham Players Mother Goose Pantomime


MONTHS of rehearsals will soon be put to the test as the cast of Shipham Players prepares to perform the annual village pantomime.

The group’s performance of Mother Goose is set to be a traditional panto with lots of interaction and laugh-out-loud moments.

Hard-up Mother Goose is strapped for cash and struggling to pay the rent. Though things appear to turn around when Gertie lays a golden egg, something sinister is happening down the road at Black Rock.

Group spokesman Shiela Eastland said: “Rehearsals have been going really well, it’s going to be a great show.

“There’s going to be around 30 of us on stage, there’s 13 major roles and then all the minor roles.

“One thing we have got is a great age range, I’m one of the oldest at 79 and then we have the little ones who are six and seven, as well as teenagers and people in their 30s.

“It’s a real village effort and we get tremendous support, not only from the village but also from the surrounding areas too.”

The group will use its profit to help local organisations. Sheila said: “It goes back to the community, we give back to the scouts, the football club, all sorts.”

The show will take place at the village hall in New Road on February 5-7 with performances at 7.30pm each night and an additional 2.30pm show on February 7.

Tickets, priced £3-7, are available from Hansford’s Stores in The Square.

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