The next production from Blyth Players is The Princess and The Pea, a pantomime directed by Tracey McVann.
The story takes place in and around the royal palace where the widowed Queen’s brother, Duke Dastardly-Vile, has taken it upon himself to rule the country and make all the decisions whilst pandering to his silly, greedy, selfish sister!
Prince Colin enjoys the company of his loyal friends, Connie the kitchen maid, Harry the royal valet and Herbie the gardener’s apprentice all under the watchful eye of Dame Deirdre Dumplings, the palace housekeeper.
As the story begins it seems that the Prince has decided it is time to choose a bride with the X-factor and take his rightful place as crowned King of the realm. His mother and the Duke are definitely not happy to relinquish power and so the scene is set for mad-cap escapades as Colin tries to do what is right and his Uncle, Duke Dastardly-Vile devises a way of keeping control for himself! Will Colin find a bride worthy to rule the realm with him, who is the mysterious stranger who keeps appearing… and will anyone stop the Queen from eating too much chocolate?
The Princess and The Pea will be performed at the Barnby Memorial Hall, High Street, Blyth, Worksop S81 8EW on 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th February. All tickets are £7.00. Group bookings are available please contact the ticket line on 07784 916250. Tickets can also be booked online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/blythplayers.
Blyth Players have been putting on plays and pantomimes for over 40 years. Members are aged between seven and 75. New members are always welcome, either acting or non-acting. More information is on www.blythplayers.org or on the Blyth Players Facebook page.