Panto fever in Ottery!

PUBLISHED: 12:58 19 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:17 17 June 2010

Gill Coley as the Fairy Godmother P6208-03-09TI

Gill Coley as the Fairy Godmother P6208-03-09TI

OTTERY caught a case of panto fever last week as strong crowds flocked to enjoy this year s production from the town s Community Theatre.

OTTERY caught a case of panto fever last week as strong crowds flocked to enjoy this year's production from the town's Community Theatre.

A Lad in Ottery ended a four-night stint at The Institute on Saturday.

The show, penned by 15 year-old King's School student Alex Davies and directed by Gillian Coley, told 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 does her father Trevor as the Dame.

Gill Coley, who replaced Jayne Vanstone at the last moment due to illness, gave a great performance as the Fairy Godmother.

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.

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