Villages host pantos

Pre-pic - Eydon Players doing a performance of Sinbad the Sailor.
Pre-pic - Eydon Players doing a performance of Sinbad the Sailor.

THERE will be plenty of cheers and boos when two amateur dramatics groups take to the stage with their Christmas pantomimes.

Eydon Players, pictured above, is staging a version of the classic show Sinbad the Sailor suitable for the entire family.

It has been written by Damien Trasler, David Lovesey and Steve Clark tells the story of the boastful eponymous character, who arrives in the port of Al Haveanother, bragging about his adventures at sea.

Immediately, he falls for the Sultan’s daughter who, alas, is spirited away by the evil sorceress Halapena, leaving Sinbad, who’s perhaps not all he seems, to lead the rescue mission.

The show will take place between Thursday, December 6 and Saturday, December 8 at Eydon Village Hall.

Performances start at 7.30pm with a matinee taking place at 2.30pm on the show’s final day.

Tickets have now gone on sale for the performances and they cost £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and family tickets (consisiting of two adults and two concessions) costing £25. No concession tickets are available on the Saturday evening.

They can be booked by calling Sue McRoberts at the box office on 01327 261068 or from The Royal Oak pub in the village.

l Turn to page 31 to find out what another drama group is doing later this month.