Our 2016 Panto was...
Photo Gallery for a selection of images from the show
Read the NODA (National
Operatic and Dramatic Association)
written by Jon Heffernan
directed by Erika Harris
Performances took place
at Cumnor Village Hall
Wednesday 7th (7.30pm), Thursday 8th (7.30pm), Friday
(7.30pm) and Saturday
10th (2.00 pm and 7.00pm) December 2016.
even had an additional Wednesday
performance this year to mark our 10th Pantomime, and played to a full house
Rehearsals went with a swing...
from the Director
I am honoured to be Directing a superb play
written by Cumnor's very own Jon Heffernan in this, the Cumnor Players 10th
year! There have been a plethora of excitements so far to celebrate what an
achievement this dedicated and creative group have attained. I hope you have
been able to make some of those events and ride with the frenzy and hysteria
surrounding this 10th year of Cumnor Players existence.
I was not there at the beginning but do I hear humoured tales of how it all
started (sorry folks, I'm not going to divulge that here, you will have to
speak to an "old timer" as I can affectionately call the originals**). Mostly
I hear about the strong support that the village gave The Cumnor Players in
those early days and how that very support has given them the spirit and
determination to continue year on year. This year that support is reflected
because 'The Committee' have decided to add an additional night of indulgence!
I really do hope that you enjoy this year's Cumnor Players interpretation of
Robin Hood, or Robin and the Hoods as we have renamed it. A classic and well
loved adventure full of greed, love and confusion mixed with all the typical
underpinnings of a pantomime and infused with the Mafioso undertones of The
Godfather. There are stupid baddies and "honest" goodies, great music, silly
jokes, a hint of magic and plentiful double entendre's. And while our
rehearsals are turning out to be the best fun we have ever had, we hope when
you come to see it, you too get bewitched by this talented group of Cumnor
** You might also like to read our
10 year review
article that appeared in the October issue of the Cumnor Parish News.