You can expect a taste of ‘eastern promise’ in Ramsey next month, as the magical pantomime ‘Aladdin’ flies into town!
Produced by a brand new local amateur theatre company – Ramsey Stage Company – the show is full of frolics, laughter and fun for all the family.
“We have had such a strong, positive reaction to the formation of our new theatre group”, said the show’s producer, Susan Allinson.
“I believe that this is something the town of Ramsey has needed for such a long time. It really is a case of giving local people the access to quality productions without having to travel miles and miles.
“We will be on their front door step.
“A major factor is the issue of a space to perform theatre in Ramsey, as sadly the old theatre in the town was knocked down quite some time ago.
“We are excited to be performing in the Ramsey 1940s Camp drill hall, where we will be transforming the space into a virtual theatre and transporting our audiences to Peking,” said Mrs Allinson.
Also onboard as the artistic director is her son, Adam Allinson, who is taking time out from his regular work as the resident pianist on the Queen Mary 2.
“I am thrilled to have been given this sort of an opportunity,” he said.
“I have always loved pantomime but it is very rare that you are actually able to be part of something from scratch, such as Ramsey Stage Company. I have worked with a number of amateur theatre groups and what it is very clear is that the professionalism and commitment from our local cast is tremendous.”
In true panto style, the show will also feature an appearance of the pantomime dame! Taking up the role of Widow Twankey will be David Crawt from Doddington.
“I have been involved in local panto before but this will be the first time I have ever taken on the dame! It is a far cry from my regular job working for the Post Office!”
Performances: 18, 19 and 20 February at 7.30pm.; Saturday, 21 February at 1.30pm and 5.30pm.
Ticket Prices: Adults - £10.00, Children - 12 and under - £5.00.
Bookings can be made at www.ramseystagecompany.co.uk, by calling 0333 666 33 66, or from the ‘School Plus’ shop at Great Whyte in Ramsey.