Dick Whittington Pantomime – Saturday 7th January 2017

On Saturday, 7th January, a packed audience was entertained to Chaplin’s Pantos’ version of Dick Whittington. This is the fourth year that this company has appeared at Lamplugh Village Hall and they did not disappoint this time. Right from the start they involved the audience in the plot and encouraged their participation. However, this Lamplugh crowd needed no persuading to join in, whatever their age – and there certainly was a great assortment of ages present! Many of the children sat in front of the stage and some would have been up there with the performers, given the chance. They quickly appreciated the jokes, particularly “Idle Jack’s” misunderstanding of instructions and the scene involving a “magic tree” with some squirting of water on to unsuspecting participants. The incident with “The Ghost” really had the children yelling out warnings to the disbelieving actors with great gusto. It goes to show that children can really appreciate traditional forms of entertainment especially when it is performed by five very talented performers. Chaplin’s Pantos are certainly skilled in producing shows which suit every age group.
Thanks to the Village Hall Committee for booking the show and their hard work in setting up and clearing away afterwards. May this continue to be an annual event which perfectly rounds off the Christmas Festivities and is a brilliant start to the New Year.