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Spotlight pantomimes are being staged this season all over the UK and Ireland, but now play to audiences across the world:

In Australia, Musical Theatre Gisborne in Victoria is putting on Daniel Bell’s Jack & the Beanstalk.

In the Emirates, a group of expats, the Abu Dhabi Dramatic Society, will present, also in December, Dave Buchanan’s Geronimo!

In China, Bailes & Hales’s Robin Hood & His Merry Men will be staged in December by Beijing Playhouse.
The same pantomime is also the choice of the American International School in Vienna, for their Christmas panto; and in Quebec province, where the Hudson Village Theatre will stage eighteen performances in December.

In Duncan, British Columbia, the Shawnigan Players are producing Joy Davis’s Rumplestiltskin.

Also in British Columbia, the Gabriola Players will stage the World Premiere of Robin Bailes’s new offering, Will Shakespeare the Panto on 28th November in the Phoenix Theatre on Gabriola Island

Director Miranda Holmes said, “Rehearsals are going well and I can honestly say Act I Scene 3 alone will be well worth the price of admission. My Cooke, an English bloke, is a Python aficionado and his female impersonation will bring the house down.”

On 12th December Will Shakespeare the Panto will be presented by the Phnom Penh Players at the Russian Cultural Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

 

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Munchkinland
Over the next three months Spotlight’s The Wizard of Oz Pantomime will be showing in eight different venues: Blackpool, Welling, Solihull, Yeovil, Cardiff, Eastleigh, Runcorn and Wootton under Edge.

Emma Houldershaw & Samantha CartwrightIts writers, Emma Houldershaw and Samantha Cartwright, who are members of the Warren in Barnet, North London, are a bit bemused by it all.

 

Emma Writes, “The Wizard of Oz was the first story that came to both our minds when we decided to write a pantomime.  A favourite for both of us as children, and with us wanting to write a less traditional pantomime, it was the obvious choice. 

We wanted to keep Dorothy's journey as true to the original story as we could, while adding pantomime elements, which is why we kept Aunt Em and a new character, Harry Trotter, always a step behind her, never meeting until near the end.  We also wanted to make sure the characters were strong enough to show the true meaning of the story, that home is where the heart is and as long as you have love and friendship, you will always belong”.

 

RON NICOL’S NEW PLAY
Best of Enemies is a sequel to Ron’s award-winning Friends and Neighbours. It’s described as “a powerful, occasionally violent tale of gang culture and teenage angst, with overtones of West Side Story, set in a Scottish inner city”.

Plot Summary
Fraser is in prison, having stabbed his former friend Rab in the mistaken belief that Rab had betrayed him to the police. Bugs, Lexy and Delia were involved in the events leading up to the stabbing incident, and a year later they unexpectedly meet. Arguments and accusations follow  - until they hear that Fraser has escaped. Fraser’s attempts to track them down and discover the truth lead to unlikely alliances, violent confrontations and ultimate heartbreak.

The two plays can be performed separately or together: Best of Enemies and Friends & Neighbours.

 

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