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BOX OFFICE OPENS IN SEPTEMBER

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

PARKING

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

Chris Chappell

(Front of House)

Mary Heard

(Publicity to Schools)

Margaret Murray

(Box Office)

Jane Ellison

(Treasurer)

Keith Wilkins

(Front of House Manager)

Karen Kelsey

(Front of House)

Dawn Young

(Cast Representative)

John Evans

(Technical Manager)

Graham Widger

(Rehearsal Manager)

Mandy Madhani

(Front of House)

Mandy Davies

(Hall Manager)

Debbie Roper

(Costume Mistress)

Judy Linard

(Design and Publicity)

Bonnie Young

(Website and Social Media Manager)

The 2018 Woodford Pantomime Cast

Jack Trot

(Sam Wilkins)

Wally

(James Robinson)

Great Blunderbore

(Paul Harrington-Moore)

The Giant's Servant

(Sasha Brenner)

Lady Antonia Greenacre

(Charlotte Gladstone)

Lord Greenacre

(Richard Baker)

Snivel

(Paul Stratton)

Bridget

(Eleanor Davies)

Daisy

(TBC)

Dame Trotty Trot

(Pat Enright)

The Good Fairy

(Amy Harman)

Cringe

(Lindsey Levison)

The Harp

(Hayley Madhani)

The Venue

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

FAQs

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 jane.ellison@bt.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  jane.ellison@bt.com 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.

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Woodford Pantomime's so far

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This is our seventh production of Jack and the Beanstalk

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2017 was our first production of Beauty and the Beast

OUR CHARITY

Scope was the charity we supported in 2017 and we raised an amazing £1450.15 in bucket collections after each performance. Thanks to each and everyone of you – you made a difference!

OUR SPONSOR FOR 2018

With thanks to our sponsor for the third year running

WOODFORD PANTOMIME

Celebrating 56 years of pantomime in Woodford

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Beauty and the Beast

2017

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Robin Hood

2016

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Cinderella

2015

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Sleeping Beauty

2014

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Dick Whittington

2013

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Peter Pan

2012

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Jack and the Beanstalk

2011

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Aladdin

2010

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Cinderella

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