FDS - Babes in the Wood poster

Babes in the Wood

A pantomime by Peter Webster
25th/26th January & 1st/2nd February 2002
Faringdon Community College, Fernham Road, Faringdon SN7 7LB
Directed by Jo Webster / Simon Wisbey

2.30pm Saturday Matinée, 7.30pm Evenings. Doors open 30 minutes earlier
Tickets: Adult £6. Concessions £4
Tickets available from Reflections, 8 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

The King and Queen have to make a tour of their royal realm and make the mistake of leaving both their kingdom and the Prince and Princess in the hands of the scheming Count. Their day-to-day care is left with their nurse, Mrs Custard-Pigh and the children’s fairy godmother. Robin of Locksley steps in to warn the King and Queen that the Count is plotting against them, but is banished for his pains.

No sooner have the King and Queen left on their travels, than the Count puts his plans into action by hiring two villains, Messrs Rough and Ready, neither of whom would be a success on Master Mind. Their plans are overheard by Marian, the maid, who with Mrs Custard-Pigh escapes with the children into the forest.

To read more or purchase the script visit the PetePanto.co.uk website.

This version of Babes in the Wood was originally performed by FDS in 1992.

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Photographs taken by Joan Lee