Ottery catches case of panto fever

PUBLISHED: 18:01 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:13 17 June 2010

PANTOMIME fever has gripped Ottery this week as strong crowds flock to The Institute to enjoy this year s production from the town s Community Theatre.

PANTOMIME fever has gripped Ottery this week as strong crowds flock to The Institute to enjoy this year's production from the town's Community Theatre.

A Lad in Ottery began a four-night stint at the Broad Street venue on Wednesday and will finish with a 7.30 performances tonight and a matinee at 2.20pm tomorow. AND 7.30PM

The show, penned by 15 year-old King's School student Alex Davies and directed by Gillian Coley, tells the traditional tale of Aladdin with quintessential Ottery twist.

The colourful tale, which boasts a multitude of local cast and crew with an age range of seven to 80, tells the tale of Laddie, the penniless son of Dame Ofya Trolley, who is offered his heart's desire -the hand in marriage of Princess Jazzberry- if he retrieves the Golden Lottery Ticket from the Supermarket of Wonders- a very topical issue.

Inside the Golden Lottery Ticket resides a Genie who can make wishes come true but who's will he grant?

Tilley Vanstone shines in the role of Principal Boy, as do her father Trevor as the Dame and her mother Jayne as the Fairy Godmother. GILL REPLACED AT LAST MINUTE.

Well known locals Claire Luxton, Laurie Palmer, and Peter Giles all play a valuable part along with Alex and Robyn Davies, Jak Edwards, Emily Light, Sandra Loveday, Vicky Pardey, Rachel Tuckett, Kathy Ward and Mark Dobinson all play a valuable part.

Tickets are still available for Stagestruck in Broad Street on (01404) 811311.

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