Little Boy Blue is ready for action

December 22 2017

WITH the halls decked and the turkey basting, the last thing you might want to think of is a visit from the most Wickedest Witch of the West, Halloweena.

WITH the halls decked and the turkey basting, the last thing you might want to think of is a visit from the most Wickedest Witch of the West, Halloweena.

But the panto character is gearing up to appear in the next offering from St Stephen's Drama Group in Soundwell and promises to bring with her plenty of New Year fun and frolics.

Little Boy Blue begins at Merrydales’ Grand Fete where Willard 'Wiggles' Wigglesworth has brought his hot air balloon along to give rides to the townsfolk. Johnnie Blue has fallen head over heels for Susie Sidebottom, who happens to be the Mayor’s daughter and during one of their meeting, they unfortunately offend the evil witch, Halloweena who comes up with a humorous revenge. 

Halloweena will be portrayed by the drama group’s Kate Kendell who has featured in many previous productions. The panto's dame, Johnnie’s mother Bessie, will be played by Joe Hicks, whose last pantomime part was Prince Charming in Cinderella. 

"This is the first time I’ve played the dame and I’m loving every minute of it. I’m lucky to be playing most of my scenes with my good friend, George Jefferies, who plays Willard 'Wiggles' Wigglesworth. We really work well together and can bounce ideas off each other to bring out the best in our characters."

Little Boy Blue runs from January 25-27, 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Soundwell, BS16 4RH with refreshments and raffle during the interval. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions. www.ststephensdramabristol.co.uk

But the panto character is gearing up to appear in the next offering from St Stephen's Drama Group in Soundwell and promises to bring with her plenty of New Year fun and frolics.

Little Boy Blue begins at Merrydales’ Grand Fete where Willard 'Wiggles' Wigglesworth has brought his hot air balloon along to give rides to the townsfolk. Johnnie Blue has fallen head over heels for Susie Sidebottom, who happens to be the Mayor’s daughter and during one of their meeting, they unfortunately offend the evil witch, Halloweena who comes up with a humorous revenge. 

Halloweena will be portrayed by the drama group’s Kate Kendell who has featured in many previous productions. The panto's dame, Johnnie’s mother Bessie, will be played by Joe Hicks, whose last pantomime part was Prince Charming in Cinderella. 

"This is the first time I’ve played the dame and I’m loving every minute of it. I’m lucky to be playing most of my scenes with my good friend, George Jefferies, who plays Willard 'Wiggles' Wigglesworth. We really work well together and can bounce ideas off each other to bring out the best in our characters."

Little Boy Blue runs from January 25-27, 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Soundwell, BS16 4RH with refreshments and raffle during the interval. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions. www.ststephensdramabristol.co.uk