Society turns back the clock in centre

Morpeth Mayor Joan Tebbutt with some of the young performers at the Old Time Music Hall event.
Morpeth Mayor Joan Tebbutt with some of the young performers at the Old Time Music Hall event.

A FUN type of show for all the family was recently resurrected in Morpeth.

Those who attended the two Morpeth Pantomime Society performances in St James’ Community Centre, Wellway, were able to get a taste of a bygone era as the venue was turned into an Old Time Music Hall.

They included some of the truly great songs from musicals such as Oliver, Les Miserables and My Fair Lady, as well as comedy sketches and monologues.

Morpeth Mayor Joan Tebbutt was among those who enjoyed the show and she has urged fellow town residents to help the group through buying tickets for its next pantomime production in the New Year.

She said: “Morpeth Pantomime Society has been going in the town for a number of years now. It is where I met my husband, Andrew, and it is an important organisation for children because it introduces them to theatre and music at an early age and gets them interested as a member of the audience and a participant.

“It is about fun and laughter, and that is what the pantomime society fills the stage with. It is really good fun.

“It is going to be putting on The Lambton Worm in January, written by Gordon Carr, and I hope everyone will go along and support it.”

The society will run a few more events and activities in advance of the pantomime. Auditions to determine who will play the particular roles took place earlier this week.

More information about them and the production itself will be posted on its website www.morpethpantomime society.weebly.com

Alternatively, you can email morpethpantomime society@yahoo.co.uk