Oh yes it is... time for the Royston pantomime

PUBLISHED: 14:56 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:14 11 May 2010

David Atkins during panto rehearsals

David Atkins during panto rehearsals

TICKETS are selling fast for this year s Royston town pantomime, 1001 Arabian Nights (and a matinee). The show, which is being produced by the Corvus Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS), will be performed at Greneway School in Royston on January 22, 23, 29 an

TICKETS are selling fast for this year's Royston town pantomime, 1001 Arabian Nights (and a matinee).

The show, which is being produced by the Corvus Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS), will be performed at Greneway School in Royston on January 22, 23, 29 and 30.

This year's pantomime mixes elements from several well known tales and features Ali Barber and his brother Singbad, together with two beautiful princesses, an evil Vizier, a man-hungry genii, a clutch of zombies, and Humpy the Camel.

It promises something for all the family, including the usual mixture of song and dance, special effects, slapstick and corny jokes, and looks set to live up to the high standard that CADS has set for itself over the years.

Director Kathy Wholley said, "Our pantomime follows the time-honoured tradition in which a girl dressed as a boy, who is the son of a man dressed as a woman, wins the other girl (surprisingly dressed as a girl), often with the assistance of someone dressed in an animal skin, despite being hampered by a baddie somewhere in the story. There's lots of audience participation... and of course it ends happily.

"This show has been such a lot of fun to do and I am, as always, amazed and humbled by the talent we have in the cast and the crew," she said.

Performances start at 7.30pm, with additional 2pm matinees on the Saturdays. The box office is open now and tickets cost £7 and £5. Telephone 01763 242906 to book your seats.

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