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A Winter’s Tale

A pantomime by Peter Webster
Friday 30 January 2015 - Saturday 31 January 2015
& Friday 6 February 2015 - Saturday 7 February 2015
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Peter Webster
Producer: Sandra Keen
Musical Director: Debra Warner & Jayne Hoyland

Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Each performance lasts approximately 2½ hours. Matinées on Saturdays only.
Tickets: Adult £8. Child (under 16) £6. No concessions. Family (1st night & online only) £21. Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.


snow-queen-2015-odn-panto-certificatestar 1st place in the Oxfordshire Drama Network (ODN) Pantomime Competition 2015.

A winter’s tale – A story with music suitable for the pantomime season, which has been freely adapted from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. It contains all the main elements of the traditional story as well as some very unexpected twists – such as the inclusion of some other fairy story characters as you’ve never seen them before, all adding to the fun. As our audiences have come to expect at pantomime time, there will be plenty of laughs, scares, music, dance and spectacle. Can our hero and heroine foil The Snow Queen’s evil vision of a grey and frozen world being brought about?

Carlo is a market trader, who really believes that the customer is always right; he is unfailingly cheerful – nothing is too much trouble. His only problems are his rather dotty mum Nelly and that he cannot find courage to tell his best friend Gloria how much he cares for her.

His patter is overheard by the Snow Queen, her two dim-witted henchmen Jack and Jill Frost, and her Ice Elves. She is bitter – she believes that she should be the Sun Queen, not her sister. Her vision of a perfect world is a land of perpetual winter and she resolves to start spreading her chilling message using her magic mirror fragments, starting with Carlo, as he represents everything she hates.

Jack and Jill, aided by the Ice Elves, trick Carlo into getting some of the mirror fragments into his eyes. His personality changes and then he is lured away to her icy kingdom by the Snow Queen on the promise of power and riches. In the Snow Queen’s kingdom, Carlo is told he must now earn power and riches by using more of the mirror fragments to spread the Snow Queen’s message. Gloria, discovers his disappearance and resolves to find him with the help of Eleanor, one of the villagers. Will Carlo turn back to his old, cheery self? Will he win the hand of Gloria? Will warmth and sunshine return to the world?

The story is based loosely on Hans Christian Anderson’s tale and has Pinocchio, Gepetto, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Peter Pan and Wendy appearing in cameos along the way.

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

The Snow Queen - Ice Elvessnow-queen-2015-11 The Snow Queen - with Jack and Jill Frost The Snow Queen - Jack and Jill FrostThe Snow Queen - Pinocchio and Gepetto The Snow Queen - townspeople The Snow Queen - Market StallThe Snow Queen - with CarloThe Snow Queen - Sun Queen and her rosesThe Snow Queen - Nelly and the townspeople

The Snow Queen - Cinderella and Prince CharmingThe Snow Queen - with her ice gangThe Snow Queen - chorusThe Snow Queen - Peter Pan and Wendy

Photographs by Paul Mountford-Lister

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

Cast (in order of appearance):

The Snow Queen - Amanda Linstead
Jackie Frost (Snow Queen’s henchwoman) - Katie Dyet
Jill Frost (Snow Queen’s henchwoman) - Verity Roberts
Carlo - Seb Allum
Gloria - Andrea Smith
Nelly (Carlo’s mother) - Helen Thrower
Eleanor / The Sun Queen - Yvonne Kelly
The Raven - Dominic Allum
Pinocchio - Joseph Armer
Gepetto - Sean Hodgson
Christa (a robber girl) - Kiannah Naruszewicz
Cinderella - Ellie Hickman
Prince Charming - Eve Warner
Peter Pan - Leo Thrower
Wendy - Lottie Allum
The Ice Elves - Finlay Brand; Charlie Broughton; Henry Marlow; Caitlin Nicholls; Devon Sansom
The Roses - Kia Howard; Millie Lovegrove; Emma Smith
The Robbers - Kayleigh Booth; Helen Tate; Matthew Warner
The Townspeople - Dominic Allum; Lottie Allum; Joseph Armer; Julie Biggs; Kayleigh Booth; Lachlan Brand; John Coffin; Isabelle Dawson; Benjamin Gee; Daisy Gee; Katie Goodwin; Maisy Green; Anna Handcocks; Amanda Harvey; Ellie Hickman; Sean Hodgson; Kia Howard; Millie Long; Millie Lovegrove; Kitty Marlow; Poppy Mawdsley; Kiannah Naruszewicz; Katrina Naruszewicz; Jake Nicholls; Loren Nicholls; Emma Riddle; Emma Smith; Sarah Smith; Helen Tate; Sam Tate; Leo Thrower; Eve Warner; Matthew Warner; Chloe Wright
Orchestra: drums - Torin Brown
flute - Emma Butcher
flute - Stephanie Gammon
guitar - Richard Lock
piano - Debra Warner
bass guitar - Martin Waymark

See programme for further details.

Production No.178 (6 shows were performed over 4 days)