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Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood pantomime by Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society (DODS)

By Sam Lennon

DODS’ 2018 pantomime begins this week.

Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society will perform Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood from on Wednesday, January 10 at 7.15pm at Dover Town Hall.

Performances continue every evening at the same time until Saturday, January 13. Doors open at 6.45pm.

The pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood with characters Friar Tuck, Robin, Alan-a-Dale and Little Joan. Picture courtesy of Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society

Because of the success of the matinee for last year’s Cinderella, there are now two for Saturday at 11.15am and 4.15pm.

The second replaces the usual evening performance for the last day.

This production is directed by Maggie Moore and Scott Cain who also plays the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham.

Christopher Walker is Robin and Lindsey Norbury is Maid Marion.

Adam Parks as the pantomime dame for the Robin Hood show, Picture Courtesy of Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society

Adam Parks is the pantomime dame, Winnie Widebottom.

Other leading actors are Jason McFarlane, as Friar Tuck, Vanessa Dickenson as Little Joan corrand Ryan Simpson as Alan-a-Dale .

DODS has been putting on shows since Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado in 1911 and has regularly had pantomimes since the 1970s.

Tickets for this show are £10 each for adults and £5 for children with a buy one get one free offer for the opening night.

A limited number will be available at the door for the evening shows.

Otherwise book by telephoning 07815 452871 or by visiting the website dods.org.uk.

Members of the cast for the panto Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. Picture courtesy of Dover Operatic and Dramatic Society

DODS is also this month holding auditions for its 2018 musical Sister Act.

These are at the amateur dramatics group’s base at DODS Mill in Temple Ewell from 7.30pm on Monday, January 15, and Wednesday, January 17.

Rehearsals will start the following week.

Sister Act is about a singer who is on a gangster hit list after she witnesses a murder.

She is put under protective custody in a convent where she has to pretend to be a nun.
The musical comedy was a 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg.

For further information or to book an audition time contact Mike at mikeatmeads@sky.com

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