FDS - The Scarlet Pumpernickel 2014 poster

The Scarlet Pumpernickel star

A pantomime by Dave Buchanan
Fri 24 Jan, Sat 25 Jan, Fri 31 Jan and Sat 1 Feb 2014
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Helen Thrower
Musical Director: Debra Warner
Producer: Carolyn Taylor

Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Doors open 30 minutes earlier
Each performance lasts approximately 2h30m.
Tickets: Adult £8, Child (under 16) £6
Tickets will be available here online or from The Nut Tree, Corn Market, Faringdon



star2nd place in the Oxfordshire Drama Network (ODN) Pantomime Competition 2014

starNominated for the “1t’s Behind You” Best Pantomime Award – National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) award for London and the South East Region


Period: France, 1793. A hilarious script set against the background of the French Revolution. The villagers of Saucisson-Sur-Mer are shocked when Citizen Chauvelin threatens to ban their beloved pastime of boules unless they turn over the Scarlet Pumpernickel.

When Chauvelin arrests heroine Simone de Boudoir, hero Percy Breakneck plus the Three Fops, Dame Mimi Blancmange and Mayor Gaston Legroom devise a cunning rescue plan. The Chateau where Simone is held is (allegedly) haunted, and the scene is set for a denouement of thrills and comic horror.

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Photographs by Paul Mountford-Lister

Click here to go to our Pantomime Page for general details and an application form.