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After the success of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in January, the Woodford Pantomime team have come up with a new show to fill the Sir James Hawkey Hall stage with lush, professional costumes, sets and lighting, as well as talented performers, lively tunes and of course, plenty of fun and laughter. This year’s spectacular will be a return to the popular ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ pantomime and it will be our seventh production of this show.
The script, written by Peter Long, has all the usual panto jaunts and the characters you would expect to find in the story (and seeing the return of Daisy, our pantomime cow), we can promise it will be every bit as enchanting as our previous productions.
For this production we are pleased to welcome back Dawn Young as our Director and Ellouise Dennis as Choreographer who will complete the great production team alongside our regular Musical Directors’, Mike Bates and Mark Smith.
We are also proud to announce that Felix, our Pink Poodle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’, aka Richard Baker, received NODA’s District Award for ‘Best Performance in a Pantomime’.
We look forward to welcoming you to our 56th pantomime in Woodford!
BOX OFFICE – 01992 524462
Open between the hours of 9am to 9pm for telephone, group bookings and general enquires
NO RESTRICTED VIEW
Tiered seating is installed for this production, so even the tinest member of the audience has a clear view
There is ample parking in the adjacent car park. Charges do apply at certain times
FRONT OF HOUSE
The licensed bar will be open half an hour before each performance selling drinks, sweets, snacks and novelties
The 2018 Woodford Pantomime Committee
(Front of House)
(Publicity to Schools)
(Front of House Manager)
(Front of House)
(Front of House)
(Design and Publicity)
(Website and Social Media Manager)
The 2018 Woodford Pantomime Cast
The Giant's Servant
Lady Antonia Greenacre
(Tracy Lodge and Bryan Jacobs)
Dame Trotty Trot
The Good Fairy
Sir James Hawkey Hall is situated on Broomhill Road in Woodford Green and has been home to the Woodford Pantomime for 56 years. It is 0.6 miles from Woodford Station.
Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Rd, Woodford Green IG8 0BG
Frequently Asked Questions
I would like to be in the next pantomime. When are your auditions?
Auditions are held in June. Please contact Jane at email@example.com for details. Child cast members must be 10 years old unless specifically required for a principal role.
Can my child sit on my lap?
Yes, children up to 2 years can sit on your lap but please be aware that buggies and carseats cannot be taken into the auditorium. Please ask a member of front of house for where it can be stored.
Are there space for wheelchairs?
Yes, but spaces are limited to 2 wheelchairs per performance so book early. The front of house team will be there to give any assistance needed.
Do card payments incur a booking fee?
Yes, we are sorry to say they do.
I am not a performer but would like to get involved. Who do I contact?
We are always looking for helpers in all areas including backstage, front of house and the set up. Please contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the team.
Is it suitable for very young children?
It does rather depend on the child but generally aged two and upwards is best. It is a great introduction to theatre as it really doesn’t matter if they are not completely quiet – in fact we positively encourage it!
Can I take photographs?
No! Copyright and child protection laws forbid it.
How do I organise a birthday call out?
Contact one of the front of house staff on arrival.
Woodford Pantomime's so far
This is our seventh production of Jack and the Beanstalk
2017 was our first production of Beauty and the Beast
An amazing £1450.15 was raised for SCOPE in our bucket collections after each performance last year. This year we are supporting the MENINGITIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION.
OUR SPONSOR FOR 2018
With many thanks to our sponsor this year
Our thanks to the Woodford Pantomime for the help and support in making it a really wonderful event for the families who attended. Everyone really enjoyed it. We’ll definitely book again for next year!
Andrea Wershof, Face 2 Face Coordinator, Redbridge & Waltham Forest
If you didn't get a chance to see this year's Woodford Pantomine production at the Hawkey Hall you must put a reminder in your diary now for next year. It was an extremely funny show with some great audience participation that was enjoyed by all.
My grandchildren thought the show was 'fantastic' and they especially loved Buttons. It was the best panto I have seen and will never be going anywhere else in the future!
Zak and Reuben’s Grandma