Panto heading for a sellout

PUBLISHED: 09:40 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:59 11 May 2010

THIS WEEKEND is the last chance to catch the 2009 Royston town pantomime. A few tickets still remain for tomorrow s (Friday) performance of Puss in Boots, but tickets for both shows on Saturday have sold out. Performed by members of the Corvus Amateur Dra

THIS WEEKEND is the last chance to catch the 2009 Royston town pantomime.

A few tickets still remain for tomorrow's (Friday) performance of Puss in Boots, but tickets for both shows on Saturday have sold out.

Performed by members of the Corvus Amateur Dramatics Society (CADS), and directed by Kathy Wholley, the show premiered last week, having beaten all previous records for advance ticket sales.

One member of the audience last weekend was Gill Boyd, who said: "I brought a large group from Royston Stroke Club to the show on Saturday afternoon.

"CADS put on a fantastic performance. Every single member of the cast gave their all and, believe me, they can rival the professionals any day.

"All the stage crew, musicians and so on did a wonderful job in a quietly professional way. They are a credit to the town."

To pick up one of the few remaining tickets, which cost £7 for adults and £5 for concessions, call the CADS box office on 01763 242906.

At the conclusion of Saturday's evening show, the winners of this year's Royston drama will be announced.

The Fred Sillence Award, named in honour of former CADS member and editor of The Crow, Fred Sillence, is given "for outstanding contribution to the performing arts".

Last year's winner was Jenny Warburton.

The Lizzie Houghton Award, also named in honour of a former member of the society, is given "for outstanding contribution to youth drama". It was won last year by Chloe Montrose.

For more information, visit the CADS website http://www.cadsroyston.org.uk

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