or Merlin to the Rescue
A pantomime by Peter Webster
28/29th Jan & 3/4th Feb 2017 *
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Peter Webster
Matinées 2:30pm Evenings
Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Each performance lasts approximately 2h30m.
Tickets: Adult £8. Child (under 16) £6. No concessions.
Tickets will be available here online or from 'Hare in The Woods', 7a Market Place, Faringdon.
* This is a revamped pantomime written by one of our members Peter Webster and last performed in the year 2000. As for last year, there will be three matinée performances - Sat 28th Jan, Sun 29th Jan, and Sat 4th Feb and three evening performances - Sat 28th Jan, Fri 3rd and Sat 4th Feb.
The action of the play takes place in the ancient and possibly mythical land of Camelot. Mrs Tickleme, housekeeper to Sir Jikal-Trusse, sets the scene. The King is dead and a successor must be found. The Knights of the Round Table suggest various ways to settle the succession, but are eventually persuaded by Merlin to hold a tournament to decide who will try to pull the sword from the stone, with whoever succeeds becoming King. Sir Jikal-Trusses's son, Sir Loin briefs Arthur his squire, as to all the equipment he needs for the tournament and sends Arthur to fetch it, with the final instruction not to forget a thing. Of course, Arthur forgets something crucial - Sir Loin's sword; seeing one seemingly abandoned in the stone, he takes it and brings it to Sir Loin, who realising it is not his, asks Arthur where he found it.
To read more or purchase the script visit the PetePanto.co.uk website.
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