Bernard Hall, Cuddington
By Kim Biddulph - 8th January 2014 8:00am
We bet you've been waiting for panto for ages.
What's that we hear you cry? "Oh no we haven't?!"
Haddenham Players haven't done a panto for a few years but we're back with a bang, or at least a clash of swords, with The Three Musketeers. The panto has been written by Edward Biddulph, who has written two other pantos for the Players (Robin Hood and Dick Whittington), and this one is the funniest yet.
We are very pleased that the Musketeers themselves are played by members of the Haddenham Youth Theatre senior group, Connor Spence, Celia Kessler and Haydn Feltham, and they battle it out with Cardinal Richelieu's guards from the junior group, Alisha and Lucy Oakley, Charlotte Moore and Seren Myall. That means the kids get to do all the hard work!
Tony Robinson (not that one) is playing the villain, Cardinal Richelieu, and gets to perform a Michael Jackson number in a long red dress. The dame, Madame D'Artagnan, will be played by Adrian Ripley who gets to sing the Marseillaise. Deborah Fraser, who played Queen Gertrude in the Fifteen Minute Hamlet, plays the beautiful but unfaithful Queen Anne and she gets to sing, er.. Queen.
Come and find out whether D'Artagnan will ever be allowed to be a musketeer, whether the evil Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter will get the better of the Queen Anne and why the Duke of Buckingham (or is that Haddenham...) is dressed like a tin of shortbread.
Performances will be on Friday 31st January at 7.30pm and Saturday 1st February at 2.30pm and 7.00pm. The venue is Haddenham St Mary's First School on Aston Road.
Tickets, priced at £7 for adults and £4 for under-16s, are on sale now from the Box Office on 299596 and Blooming Fruity.
Special price for the Matinee: £6 adults and £4 under-16s
So it's ALL FOR ONE, AND TWO FOR £10!
Haddenham Players would like to thank Blooming Fruity for selling tickets for the umpteenth performance and we encourage you to buy some fruit and veg when you go to buy tickets. We'd also like to thank Haddenham St Mary's First School who have been exceptionally helpful and accommodating.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
A counter terrorism training course is being made available to the public for the first time and Thames Valley Police want you to sign up and help protect the UK.Devised by CT officers and security experts, the ACT Awareness e-Learning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like shopping centres and entertainment venues.Now Counter Terrorism Policing has...
Haddenham Hustings — A SketchBy Kevin JohnsonNobody wanted a General Election. We're all tired of politics. Sick of Brexit.Not in Haddenham, apparently.The Hall of Haddenham Community Junior School was full to bursting with voters ready to grill all six candidates standing in the Buckingham constituency. You can watch the full Hustings recording https://www.y...
Here is a list of Christmas services in Haddenham churches:Churches Together in Haddenham Fri 13th Dec 7.00pm Village Carol Service in Village Hall Methodist Church Sun 15th Dec 10.15am JAM service with the Baptist Church Sun 22nd Dec 3.00pm Carol Service, followed by tea and mince pies Wed 25th Dec 9.30am Christmas Day Service with our Baptist friends at..