Ottery Community Theatre set for panto

Members of Ottery Community Theatre handed a cheque for £411 to a representative from Cancer Lifelin

Members of Ottery Community Theatre handed a cheque for £411 to a representative from Cancer Lifeline South West. - Credit: Archant

The cheque may look small, but it meant big money a charity dedicated to providing residential therapeutic breaks for cancer sufferers and their carers.

Ottery Community Theatre donated the £411 profits from its recent farce Honeymoon For One to Cancer Lifeline South West.

And the fun isn’t over, as rehearsals get under way for the group’s next production, family pantomime The Princess and the Pea, written and directed by Jill Machin.

There are all the expected personalities – bumbling dame, scheming villain and beautiful damsel in distress – plus a rather unusual fairy, a band of not-quite-your-average adventurers and the less-than-triumphant return of pompous Prince Rupert from 2015’s Hansel and Gretel.

So, can the baddie be defeated in time? And will Prince Rupert finally get his girl? Find out at The Institute, Ottery St Mary, from January 18-21 in the land of Happy Ever After.


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Tickets (£6.50 adults or £4 for anyone aged 16 or under) from Jill on 01404 813741, by emailing otterycommunitytheatre@gmail.com or from The Sewing Room in Prospect Place.

There is an early bird offer for those who reserve seats before December 1.

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For more information, email otterycommunitytheatre@gmail.com or call 01404 813741.

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