Eydon’s panto has familiar feel

MHDE-19-11-11 CALAMITYDAME NOV38 (1)'Pictured are some of the cast members from Eydon Players, performing in the production Calamity Dame.
MHDE-19-11-11 CALAMITYDAME NOV38 (1)'Pictured are some of the cast members from Eydon Players, performing in the production Calamity Dame.

A TRADITIONAL pantomime with a topical flavour is being brought to the stage by an amateur dramatics group.

Eydon Players present their new show Calamity Dame written by Tracy Canavan Smith, about the inhabitants of a town in the Wild West with a new railroad proposed to run through the town.

But the group is downplaying the links to HS2 with secretary Judith Watson saying: “We chose the script without even thinking about the development of HS2 though it is a rather nice tie-in with what’s going on around us.”

The show runs at Eydon Village Hall from Wednesday through to Saturday, December 3. Each performance starts at 7.30pm but there is a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and £25 for a family ticket. They can be bought by calling Sue McRoberts on 01327 261068 or by visiting the Royal Oak in Eydon or The Red Lion at Culworth.