Tickets go on sale for local pantomime – oh yes they do!

November 27 2018
Tickets go on sale for local pantomime – oh yes they do!

A LOCAL amateur dramatics group are pleased to announce that tickets for their 50th pantomime will be available after Christmas.

The Bartholomites’ latest pantomime is going to be Red Riding Hood. The local community theatre group was formed over forty years ago when a group of fun-loving friends got together for a laugh and produced what turned out to be a great pantomime. After receiving such great feedback from the community, it was repeated the next year, and the next, and the next – and the rest as they say, is history.

Over the years the group have covered all of the traditional pantomimes such as Jack and The Beanstalk and Treasure Island, plus a few that are out of the ordinary including The Man in the Moon, The Magic Clogs and Tom and the Crooked Sixpence.

The group have been rehearsing since the beginning of September, and the cast ranges in age from five to 80+. The show will include three founding members of the group, who have been involved in every one of their 50 shows.  

Speaking of The Batholomites and their history, Publicity Officer Louise Hammonds said: “This year is a year of celebration for us as we will be staging our 50th pantomime. 

“There is one family who have had three generations in some of our shows and one family that had four generations represented in one show – not bad eh! I myself joined the group at the age of four and am still here 27 years later. 

“There aren’t many groups that offer the chance for pre-school children to work alongside pensioners. We all learn a lot about life from the fun and friendship that comes from being a member of The Bartholomites.”

Red Riding Hood will be performed at St Bartholomew's Church Hall on Sommerville Road on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February 2019 at 7.30 pm, with an additional matinee on the Saturday at 2pm.  To find out more about the group and to book tickets, email: