PANTOMIME is set to return to Theatr John Ambrose in Ruthin this month – oh yes it is!
Originally born out of an idea by Huw Hilditch Roberts, and first promoted by Ruthin Forward, the Ruthin Panto Society was formed in 2012 with the aim of providing affordable, family targeted entertainment in Ruthin through an annual pantomime performance.
This year’s performance is written and directed by Polly Snape and tells the story of Sleeping Beauty.
The script has been written by Polly to create a performance which honours the traditional fairy tale whilst also injecting fun and laughter through the help of the Dame, played by Dafydd Vaughan.
With a variety of musical styles and dances the performance should appeal to all ages.
Musical direction is provided by Rachel Hall and technical management by Olli Bentley.
Dave Snape, Ruthin Panto Society treasurer, said: “Without the support of local businesses in Ruthin a small, relatively new society like ours would not be able to afford to put on these shows. We have a wonderfully talented costume designer and maker in Beci at Elysium and receive a massive amount of support from Ruthin Castle Hotel who provide rehearsal space.
“The society have held a small number of fund raising activities during 2013 which,” Dave says, “is enabling the society to take the next step and construct bigger set and costumes as well as working on enhanced technical aspects of the show. Every year we aim to get bigger and better and we thank everyone in Ruthin for their support!”
Performances will take place at 7.30pm next Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a matinee performance on Saturday, February 22, at 2.30pm.
Tickets for the shows are available from Siop Nain on Well Street, at the Park Place on Mwrog Street in Ruthin as well as online at www.ruthinpanto.co.uk.
Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for children.