As a long-time supporter of their popular annual production, we enjoyed a vist from cast members of Shavington Village Pantomime.
Rehearsals are in full swing for the village’s 44th panto production Jack and the Beanstalk raising money for projects and organisations in Shavington.
More than 40 local people will tread the boards from February 21-25 at Shavington Academy and tickets are already selling well.
Shavington mum-of-two, Christine Parker, who handles show publicity, said: “Staging the panto is a real community effort with over 100 people involved, from cast members to everyone who works so hard behind the scenes.
“Generations of villagers have been involved and the panto remains a highlight on the local social calendar. People are wowed by the costumes and our set designs, which are as good as any professional production.”
Christine, who appeared in her first Shavington panto in 1978, arranged a surprise visit of lead cast members to Mornflake in Crewe which has supported the show programme for many years.
Jack played by local schoolteacher Rachel Hadzik and two amateur thespians, Rachel Anderson and Lesley Smith, playing the ‘cow’ called at the Gresty Road mill in costume.
Our Managing director, James Lea, said: “South Cheshire is our home where we employ local people so we like to help where we can, especially those organisations and community activities that support mental health by bringing people together.”