Oh yes it is! Ellon pantomime a big hit

The Snow White panto cast strike a pose
The Snow White panto cast strike a pose

Organisers have hailed this year’s Ellon pantomime as a ‘fantastic success once more’.

Local residents coupled with visitors from as far as Orkney, Glasgow and Prestwick travelled to view the Snow White production recently.

The drama group from Ellon Parish Church organised five shows with sell-out performances during the afternoon showings at the weekend

Director/producer Sean Harrison along with assistant directors Liz Bendrey, Denise Goodwin and Musical director Alison Young were delighted with the response gathered from the performances.

Lynn Paterson said: “Newcomers George Burnett from Ellon and David Coutts from Peterhead as Merry Berry and Gino de Campo were wonderful new pantomime dames who had a surprise visit on stage at one performance from one of the audience.

“Unfortunately the cast didn’t get his name – but hopefully in ten year’s time he will be joining the cast as a bona fide member!”

Local ladies Laura Cow and Denise Goodwin put together the script including lines fulled with local interest and humour.

Other new stars taking to the stage included Tracy Dryburgh who played the handsome Prince, Gemma Pegram as Sleepy the dwarf and David’s wife Patricia who appeared as a villager.

They join a cast who age from their twenties right up to their seventies.

Next year’s event will be chosen in the spring with new members welcome to join up.

Lynn added: ”Next year’s pantomime will be decided in April/May but the cast continue to meet weekly over the winter months on Wednesdays at the Kirk Centre for a social get together.”

If you would like to join the group for on or off stage work contact Ann for more information by emailing her at annreid34@aol.com or by calling on 01358 721922.

No auditions or experience is required - just enthusiasm.

Ellon Parish Church Drama Group is open to anyone that stays in or outwith the parish, whether or not they are a member of any church.

Over 18s only.