The 2018 production, Jack and the Beanstalk, was dedicated to the memory of Alan Hooker, BEM who passed on in September after a short Illness. He was one of the founder members of the group, and had been involved in 33 of the productions, and had supported us in our 2017 pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.
This year the production was overseen by Julie O’brien, very ably assisted by Corinna Cranch. The Giant, Buster Gut-Bucket was played with great gusto by Ed Hall. Marianne Bullen was Jack, Beth Tasker was Princess Charlotte, Mark Hutley Simple Simon, Steve Perry a very buxom Dotty Dimple. Alan and Freda Townsend were King Crumble And Queen Apricot, Snatchit & Scarper were played by Keith Brown and Sid Perry, Fairy Sugardust and The witch Picallily were Zoe Porter and Corinna Cranch.
The highlight this year was the pie baking scene, wit eggs and flour going everywhere.