MEMBERS of the Norton Theatre Group are taking to the stage and heading to the mythical and fantastical land of Camelot.
Producer Les Simms and Director Jo Howe are once again bringing the magic of panto to the little village of Littleworth, Norton with a script written by Chris Bennion.
It promises to be wild ride of bad jokes, uplifting songs, chivalry, magic, food poisoning and of coursegood versus evil.
Arthur, along with the brave Sir Lancelot and Merlin are on the lookout for some new knights to help defend the kingdom of Camelot from the evil Morgana but they are not exactly spoilt for choice.
Producer Les Simms said: “We spend the best part of two weeks constructing the stage, painting the scenery and setting the sound and lighting.
“We could not do it without the help and support of the local people. It has a wonderful community feel and we love putting on a show for our friends, family and neighbours. “
Some of the members of the group have been part of the action from the start, 33 years ago.
There are some fantastically talented people, with members of Colla Voce, Gilbert and Sullivan Society, St martins Church Choir amongst their numbers.
Director Jo Howe has been busy teaching the young members of the cast the dance moves, organising the rehearsal schedules, directing the action as well as learning her lines for the part of The Lady Of The Lake.
“It’s a busy few weeks but it is such fun, and everyone is so friendly. Plus, I get to sing a fantastic song. What’s not to like?”
This is the fifth year that Chris Bennion has written the script and he light-heartedly admitted the jokes are not getting any better.
“It’s an honour to write for this group. They are all so talented and just think they are some of the nicest people to work with,” he said.
The show runs from Wednesday to Saturday at Norton Parish Hall, Littleworth, Worcester, WR5 2QB
Tickets are available from 01905 820459 or firstname.lastname@example.org, online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/nortontheatregroup or from the Coffee Shop at Norton Parish Hall.
Visit www.NortonTheatreGroup.co.uk for more about the group.