This year Eardisley Little Club’s annual Pantomime is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This well known fairy tale has been expanded into a comedy-adventure circus story. Goldilocks, (Jasmine Savory), is the daughter of circus owner, Sadie, (Keith White). The circus is doing badly, they need a new animal act, but are plagued by a rival circus run by the villainous Benjamin Black, (Jon Phelps). The Three Bears (John and Chrissy Nicholas and Charlotte Eggerton) come to the rescue, but Black is determined to seize them for himself. Many adventures ensue and with the help of Belinda, (Amanda Townsend), Joey the Clown (Neil Robertson) Ronnie the Ringmaster (Sally Wood) and the audience, good prevails over the wicked!
As ever the Club works hard as team making sure, scenery, costumes, makeup, lighting and music all enhance each over under the guidance of Claire Wood and come together to produce what we hope will be another fun- filled, fully entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable production.
Tickets are now on sale from Village Stores in Eardisley priced £6 for adults and £3 for children. Buy now – you don’t want to be disappointed!
In 1973 a group of local drama enthusiasts decided to perform a Christmas Pantomime, “Puss in Boots”. This production played for three nights in the Village Hall to a full house.
In 1974 an open meeting was held and the Eardisley Little Theatre Club was formed.
Thirty five years on the club is thriving and has gone from strength to strength. We present pantos, plays, variety shows and enter the National Drama Festival. We have a strong youth group and encourage and nurture the talent of the local youngsters.
There has been a panto ever year since 1974 and as long as we can find a new musical director "the show will go on"!
Eardisley Little Theatre has now finished its annual pantomime. This year we produced "Ali Baba and his forty thieves" by Norman Robbins. It was a very difficult feat as we only managed to get our music sorted out four weeks before the production. The pantomime was directed by Paul Davies with a lot of help from members of the theatre club.
The tickets were sold out most nights thanks to the support of the local people in Eardisley and to Andrew and Sandra at the local shop who sold them for us.
Our next production will be an entry into the National drama festival. We have not yet decided what play we are doing.
We are very keen to get new members and would welcome anyone who would like to join us in whatever capacity. You do not have to get on the stage if you don't want to - there are lots of other skills needed. Are there any young farmers out there who are not quite so young anymore? We will welcome you with open arms!!
We have social events during the year such as a dinner dance in April and a barbecue in the summer. We also arrange trips to the theatre when we can.
Please join us, you are very welcome.