Cast and crew of 100 prepare for panto

Crew of the Buckingham Community Pantomime at work
Crew of the Buckingham Community Pantomime at work

Over 100 people are beavering away to make a community pantomime a success.

The crew of the Buckingham Community Panto took possession of the large hall at the community centre last Friday, where they have been working hard all week to erect the stage and seating.

Crew of the Buckingham Community Pantomime at work

Crew of the Buckingham Community Pantomime at work

Jack and the Beanstalk is at Buckingham Community Centre from Thursday to Saturday, January 22 to 24, at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm.

Directed by Alan How, the show has a cast of 24 juniors and about 20 adults – along with a giant who is heard but not seen!

But behind the scenes, costumes are still being made and scenery is being painted, while rehearsals are now taking place nearly every day.

Production secretary Julie Rodwell, who plays Witch Hazel, said: “The community centre tends to be our second home, if not our first home, for the next few weeks.”

And she added: “The costume ladies do a fantastic job, they really do. And our set designers and painters are absolutely brilliant.

At one stage, we used to hire the backdrops but now we paint them ourselves.”
Get your tickets from the Old Gaol for £8.50 (adults) and £5 (children).