Camelot the Panto
Comments from our audience:
Playing to packed houses, John Peel Theatre’s Camelot the Pantomime written by Liz Bell and the John Peel Theatre Script Workshop was a tremendous success.
Loosely based on Arthurian legend, the production contained all the necessary pantomime ingredients with Phoebe Speakman, Pippa Speakman and Rosa Foody (on different nights) playing the forlorn princess Penarwen, Katelyn Hepherd, her love the stable boy Melchior. King Arthur was Jennifer Rasburn, Baldric the hapless servant Esther Ridgeway and Ellie Sheather (on different nights). Catherynn Dunstan a truly evil Morgana la Faye, with her son Mordred (Millie Lawler) who, with Brook and Bond, Daisy Connor and Scott Cooper-Jones were funny throughout.
Other cast members were Maxine Noble as Merlin, Poppy Hall as Sadie, Conah Dunstan as Nursie, and the rest of the company of over thirty actors, with particular mention to the many youngsters playing knights and villagers, singing and dancing with such joy.
Connie Jensen directed with Hayden Dunstan’s Musical Directior, John Haywood was Stage Manager and Aaron Cockbain and Nathan Dunstan directed the John Peel’s new stunning theatre lights.
Well done to John Peel Theatre! Camelot is the best panto yet... Great cast and fab special effects!
Rebecca Farrimond via Facebook
Brilliant production, we so much enjoyed it, well done everyone.
Elaine Heyes via Facebook