A charity panto that you must not miss

by | 20 December 2018 | Performing Arts, Retford

It’s showtime for East Markham Players, who are staging productions of ‘Dick Whittington’ at both East Markham Village Hall and Dunham on Trent Village Hall. With rehearsals well under way, The Players have added a few unique twists to the traditional story, which once again is promising to be an excellent show. The panto is written by Cheryl Barret, directed by Kev Micklethwaite and Angela Allen, choreography is by Angela Allen.

In the last nine years alone, more than £8,000 has been raised for local charities by the Markham Players and this year is no exception with proceeds going to the Cedar House Hospice in Retford and Macmillan Nurses. Cedar House was built in 1994 in a peaceful location, at the rear of Retford Hospital. A number of East Markham Players’ cast have very personal reasons for supporting this special charity, who also provided unconditional love and support to family members to help them achieve the best quality of life in their final weeks. Every penny counts for Cedar House and Bassetlaw Hospice who rely on charitable donations to keep this invaluable service running.

They are encouraging people to buy their tickets early, so they can come along to watch this fun-filled family show with slapstick comedy, upbeat popular singalong music hits and lots of local talent. The show is sure to wipe away the post-Christmas blues. Oh yes, it will.

They are looking forward to putting on really great productions at both East Markham and Dunham this year with matinees and evening show times available to suit everyone, so they can raise as much money as possible and at the same times put smiles on lots of faces.

East Markham Village Hall performances are taking place on Friday 25th January 2019 at 7.30pm, Saturday 26th January 2019 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Dunham on Trent Village Hall is on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.  A fully licensed bar, teas, coffees, ice creams and a raffle will be available at all performances.

Tickets cost just £7.00 for adults, children £5.00 (under 16) and a family ticket will cost £20.00 for two adults and two children. Tickets can be purchased from The Queens Hotel East Markham, Sally Mitchell’s Gallery in Tuxford, East Markham Primary School and East Markham Post Office (Tuesdays and Fridays at the Village Hall), by calling 01777 871227 or emailing tickets@markhamplayers.co.uk from 4th December. Tickets would make a perfect stocking filler for family or friends, but sold out quick last year, so make sure you grab them before they sell out.
More information is available at www.markhamplayers.co.uk or www.facebook.com/markhamplayers.