Players all set for 100th production

Robin Hood ANL-150127-104002001
Robin Hood ANL-150127-104002001

Mildenhall theatre group, the Bunbury Players are celebrating a special milestone next month when they will be performing their 100th production.

The group, which has been performing for the past 40 years, has chosen the pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood as its celebration show.

“I can’t believe this is our 100th production,” said Darren Mather, group chairman and show director.

“I remember celebrating our 50th production back in 1994 with Snow White. The group has changed so much since then.”

The show will be performed at Mildenhall’s Jubilee Centre, from February 18 to February 20 at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2pm on February 21.

“It’s fun and frolics all the way with a hilarious schoolroom scene, not to mention the mayhem of Nellie’s haunted boudoir,” said Darren, “packed with comedy, colourful costumes and songs like Revolting Children and Men in Tights to name but three, the show offers plenty of audience participation and family fun.

“This year we have gained a lot of new members, which is great to see, and have got a lot of talent,” he said.

The cast have been hard at rehearsals since November putting this panto together, and now they can’t wait for the show to open.

“This is my second panto, and I am having more fun than ever,” said Lacey Kiefer, who plays Maid Marian.

“After playing ‘male’ roles previously, this is my first female role, so its nice to have a different experience than before.”

Eleven-year-old Jake Owen added: “This is my first pantomime and was really surprised when I was picked for such a major part, but I am so happy to be playing Sam, one of the Babes in the Wood.

“This has also given me the chance to do something different that I wouldn’t have done before.”

Tickets are £8 for adults, £6 for children and OAPs, £25 for a family ticket (two adults and two concessions). All tickets are £6 for the perfomance on Wednesday, February 18.

They are available from the box office on 01638 552330. Alternatively, buy them at Milpets, Market Place, Mildenhall, Oasis Beauty, Mill Street, Mildenhall, or at (small booking fee applies).

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