It's panto time – oh, yes it is

January 07 2020
It's panto  time –  oh, yes it is

Members of Norton Theatre Group will take to the stage for their annual pantomime this month,

Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be the group’s 33rd panto.

As well as providing traditional entertainment the four performances being put on by the company will also raise money for local charities.

Described as “a crazy adventure of love, greed, bad jokes, great songs and circus fun”, the show has been written by Chris Bennion, directed by Natalie and Ian Ballard and produced by group founder Les Simms.

The plot involves a rundown circus hidden beneath an abandoned gold mine.

Lord Raven will do anything to get his evil hands on it but the heroic Jack also wants it, while he also has his heart set on the beautiful Goldilocks.

The production poses questions including will  Dame Dolly find her seventeenth husband and get a proper job? Will Percy the Ringmaster ever cheer up? Will Goldilocks be able to save the circus from closing and will Jack ever get to show off his knife throwing act?

Children attending who dress up will be invited up on stage with the cast and could win a prize.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears takes place at Norton Parish Hall, Littleworth from Thursday, January 16 until Saturday, January 18. Tickets are available from Christine McGovern on 01905 820459 or or from Norton parish Hall Coffee Shop. They are also available available online from the website at, where purchasers can take advantage of a 10 per cent discount if they book 10 tickets or more.  Anyone who would like to organise a group outing can be offered a deal.

Paul Jones plays the Dame in Norton Theatre Group's panto Goldilocks and the Three Bears