Pantomime: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Milton Rooms, Malton, 15th to 23rd January 2016
Malton & Norton Musical Theatre company are busy rehearsing for their 2016 production, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Directed by Peter Melia, with Musical Direction from Ben Papworth and Choreography by Rebecca Neacsu. Sophie Sawdust’s Spectacular Circus is failing, audiences are dwindling and Sophie is in debt to the evil money lender, Gasper Grey. Desperate to save the circus Sophie stumbles unknowingly upon Goldilocks and her friends the Three Bears, incorporating them as an act within the circus.
To the delight of audiences and cast alike, the new act is a big hit and audience numbers rocket. This 2016 production of Stephen Duckham's pantomime features Beth Armstrong in the lead role as Goldilocks, Neil Paylor as the Panto Dame Sophie Sawdust, Mia West (Ricky The Ringmaster), Ben Greenhough (Jocko the Clown), Matthew Hodsman-Summers (Tommy the Animal Trainer), Holly Hargreaves (Gloria the High Wire Performer), and Thomas Jennings as Gasper Grey the Evil Money Lender, with Mickey Moran and Alfie Thompson as his assistants, Swindle & Filch. The cast is completed by Father Bear (Barrie Elener), Mother Bear (Lauren Barker), Baby Bears (Eve Hargreaves and Charlie Fox), and Zarina (Michelle Carter).
A singing chorus of supporting circus acts, the usual panto mix of great music, and dance courtesy of Kirkham Henry School of Performing Arts, combines with good old slapstick fun to make this show a must see in Malton next year. Tickets are £14 for adults, £12 for concessions, and will be available online at Positickets.co.uk with a 50p per ticket booking fee from early December 2015. In person ticket enquiries will be handled by Number 1 Health and Beauty, 1 Market St, Malton YO17 7LY, again from early December 2015.