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Panto ends its five show run

31st January 2016 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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This year's Panto was staged to tremendous success all this week culminating in a matinee yesterday afternoon and evening performance last night.

Congratulations to the 5A's cast, production team and the entire backroom staff that make the annual panto at the end of January such an important part of the Audlem calendar.

Just in case you missed the review published on Thursday morning, here it is:

Panto off to brilliant start

by First Nighter

As we have come to expect from the 5A's over the last 22 years, last night's performance of The "Littleish" Mermaid was a delight from start to finish.

The script began its formation two years ago at the request of May Hunter and Ralph Warburton's grandchildren, and taking Hans Christian Anderson's original story, the journey from fairy tale to Pantomime began.

So two years in the making, we find the children in the chorus were fabulous during their musical numbers, with an appearance from an array of ocean creatures. The musical score was a wide range of numbers from across the decades all of which provided fun and entertainment for the audience.

Monique Hollinshead supplied the cast with the ever fantastic costumes that made the show amazing, giving Naomi Brown, Lucy Davenport, Corey Matravers and Molly Lancaster a perfect start into creating some of the wildest characters the Pantomime has ever seen.

As always, the cast has done an amazing job of making the audience laugh. Helen Katterlher playing Queen Botoxia, was a hoot from beginning to end, and Paul Turner provided one of the greatest dance sequences of all time.

The Princess this year is a traditional whimsical sweetheart (Cat Maddocks), besotted with her Prince Charming (Lynn Brookes) and provide the audience with all you would hope to find in a true love story.

This year we see the younger members of the group treading the boards with characters to play and beautiful costumes to highlight the new talent growing within the company.

The scenery provided the perfect basis for the setting leaving enough room for the cast to use the new stage to its full potential and they certainly exploit the environment with finesse and ease as the audience join in the action, laughs to boos. The lighting and sound this year have surpassed all that audiences have seen before, with an interesting comedy sketch to display the talents of the technicians and writer alike.

"The "Littleish" Mermaid" transported all those who saw it into another world of fantasy and fairy tale and was a joy to be part of.


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