IT’S panto time… oh yes it is! Dalton Amateur Dramatic Society (DADS) are hitting the stage with their 23rd annual production and this year it’s Rapunzel.
Co-directors Rebecca Blenkiron and Adam Wallis are back at the helm for their third production following the success of Peter Pan and last year’s Puss in Boots.
There will be four performances of Rapunzel across three days, Thursday to Saturday, February 16-18.
Miss Blenkiron and Mr Wallis said: “We love the work of script writer Alex Jackson.
“He has a funny, modern twist on classic pantomimes. He also gives us the freedom to create our own material and adapt the script to suit our cast.
“We have our traditional mix of goodies, baddies and everyone in between. The traditional ‘comedy duo’ has diversified to a comedy trio and it works wonderfully alongside our pantomime dame and her son.”
The show tells the tale of Princess Rapunzel. Her parents, the king and queen of Brushington, organise a lavish 18th birthday party for her, with princes from all the realms. But Princess Rapunzel has already met and fallen in love with Flynn Perm.
Flynn is the good looking, but humble, son of Penny Perm and seeks the attention of Rapunzel at her party.
Penny Perm, owner of Blow ‘n Go hair salon, helps the royal jesters, big Bob, little Bob and Bob, to prepare for the party.
Fairy Dreadlock, however, has other plans, plotting to kidnap Rapunzel and lock her in a tower.
The panto tells the tale of the operation to rescue Princess Rapunzel with the help of Fairy Hair-Do. Will the princess be saved, and will it be happy ever after?
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