Great fun is being had by all at Metheringham Village Hall where the panto Puss in Boots opens tonight (Friday 21st January).
I haven’t done panto since I was at university and I’ve missed it. Of course, we have a laugh during rehearsals but the fun really starts when the house is full and we all get to bounce our performances off our audience.
It’s been a difficult week given the technical challenges of the show:- dancing girls, lighting and sound effects, a live pianist, several set changes, transforming cats and ogres, levitating sausages and comedy fruit falling from a tree to name but a few.
But after last night’s dress rehearsal we are finally ready to go. Those in the cast who are new to all this seem keyed up but looking forward to the experience; others who have been round the block a few times are already honing their ad libs in readiness for the big night. Our Jack the Knave of Hearts even experimented last night with a set of comedy false teeth which bring a whole new dimension to his characterisation!
Puss in Boots can be seen at Metheringham Village Hall on Friday and Saturday 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th January 2011. Performances start at 7.30pm and there are Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.