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Arthur’s Adventure

A pantomime by Peter Webster
Wednesday 26 January 2000 - Saturday 29 January 2000
Faringdon Secondary School, Fernham Road, Faringdon SN7 7LB
Directed by Peter Webster
Musical Director: Debra Warner

Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Each performance lasts approximately 2½ hours. Matin√©es on Saturdays only.
Tickets: £5. Concessions £4. Tickets were available from Reflections, 8 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

arthurs-adventure-2000-1The 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.

The brand new FDS website went online for the first time with this production.

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Jo Webster

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Jo Webster; Simon Wisbey

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The cast of principals

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Carolyn Taylor; Ashley Bates

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Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mrs Tickleme - GARY BATES
Fear - BECKY ALLEN
Pestilence - SAMMY ALLEN
Sir Plusse - SARAH VARNOM
Sir Reale - LOIS WELLS
Sir Jikal-Trusse - KEN BROWN
Sir Loin - GARY THOMPSON
Margaret - NAOMI BULLOCK
Sir Veillance - CAROLE TAPPENDEN
Sir Cuitous - JENI SUMMERFIELD
A Page - JESSICA GORTON
Merlin - DOMINIC BULLOCK
Arthur - ASHLEY BATES
Morgan Le Kar - JO WEBSTER
Robin Le Kar - SIMON WISBEY
Wraiths - JOAN LEE; DEBBIE LOCK; CAROLYN TAYLOR; KAREN WHIFFEN
Bear - REBECCA LOCK
Bubo - KATHRYN WHIFFEN
The Book of Spells - ROSIE OLIVER
The Automaton - OLIVER WELLS
The Clock - ELEANOR MORTON
Pages - Zoe Barker; Ena Brown; Vicky Cox; Emma Da Silva; Amy Gerry; Jessica Gorton; James Green; Omelia Legg; Joanna McGowan; Alex Oliver; Hannah Wisbey
Animals - Becky Allen; Sammy Allen; Kim Ashdown; Kelly Gardiner; Kayley Harrington; Corinne Jones; Rebecca Lock
Mice - Sarah Barlow; Grace Benton; Pippa Garrard; Gemma Hopkins; Charlotte Lock; Catherine Smith; Tara Whenray; Rebecca Whiffen; Fiona Whittle; Rebekah Wisbey
Courtiers - Laura Green; Lauren Jones; Eleanor Morton; Rosie Oliver; Emma Owen; Elouise Piercy; Jessica Pittaway; Gail Vallis; Catherine Walden; Oliver Wells; Lucy West; Nikki West; Lucy Withers
Orchestra - Jim Horton; Kate Horton; Richard Lock; Philip Noyce; Debra Warner

See programme for further details.

Production No.132 (5 shows were performed over 4 days)