Next Panto

January 2018

“Puss in Boots”

 

Director – Chris Bassett; Musical Director – Jamie Cordell; Choreographer – Kerry Brackpool

Performances 12 to 20 January 2018 in the Barn Theatre

Read through: Sunday 3 September 2017 at 2.00 pm at St. Peter’s Hall, Limpsfield

Auditions: Sunday 10 September 2017 from 10.00 am at St. Peter’s Hall

Rehearsals begin 22 October 2017

 

When Jack, the youngest son of a miller receives his inheritance – a cat, he is none too impressed as his brothers Jasper and Jethro inherit the mill and all the miller’s riches. But the feline is no ordinary cat! Once the cat receives a magical pair of boots from the good fairy Puss sets about changing his master’s destiny to win the Princess’ hand in marriage. Along the way Jack and Puss will have to outwit the bad fairy, his brothers and the Ogre; all whilst trying to impress the King and Queen as the Marquis of Carabas. This traditional pantomime is very funny with a fantastic range of characters, full of sparkling wordplay, great situations and inspired anarchy from start to finish. Definitely not to be missed!

 

The Characters in “Puss In Boots”

 

FAIRY PRISCILLA                             A good fairy (Female)
 
PERNICIA                                           Her sister, a bad fairy aka Patricia (Female)
 
BOBBIE                                              The Royal Page (Male/Female)
                       
JASPER                                              The Miller’s son. Not the sharpest tool in the box (Male)
 
JETHRO                                             Also the Miller’s son. Even less sharp (Male)
 
BABS                                                  A village girl. In love with Jasper (Female)
 
BETTY                                                A village girl. In love with Jethro (Female)
 
MIME PUSS                                     Puss’s silent self. Without boots (Female –                                                          same actress as Puss in Boots)
 
JACK                                                  The Miller’s stepson (Principal boy but could be male)
           
PRINCESS ESMERELDA                  Principal girl (Female)
                       
QUEEN WENDY                                 The Dame (Male)
 
KING WALLY THE ONCE                 Dame’s husband (Male)
 
GRIMGRAB THE OGRE                    Pernicia’s boss (Male)

PUSS IN BOOTS                                Puss’s talking self. With boots (Female –                                                            same actress as Mime Puss)
 
MR FLUFFY                                   }    Killer Rabbits.  Cameo roles (to be cast from
MR WIGGLENOSE                       }    cast from chorus)
MR CHEEKYCOTTONBOTTOM  )               
 
MILLIE                                                The Princess’s maid. A smaller role (to be cast
from chorus)
 
PHOEBE                                             Priscilla’s daughter. A child. Non-speaking (to be cast
from chorus)
 
CHORUS as Villagers, Courtiers, Servants, Woodland Animals, Ogre’s Guards and Servants, a Lion etc.