Rich pickings at village’s Robin panto

The cast of the pantomime 'Robin Hood of Pegswood' practising a scene before they went on stage.
The cast of the pantomime 'Robin Hood of Pegswood' practising a scene before they went on stage.

FAMILIES flocked to Pegswood Community Hub to see the village’s pantomime.

There were large audiences for all three Robin Hood of Pegswood performances, which had a cast of 20 as well as dancers. It was written by Dave Telfer and directed by Emma-Jane Anderson.

The plot saw the wicked Sheriff of Morpeth hatching a plan to banish Robin and his friends from the area. This involved staging a Pegswood’s X Factor event.

Mr Telfer said: “We put up posters, handed out leaflets and advertised the event in the media and I’m pleased to say that all three performances were sell-outs.

“This was the first panto for all but one of the cast and they were happy as Larry with how things went.

“The audience feedback was very positive. There were a lot of laughs at each show and the children enjoyed getting involved, particularly when they heckled the Sheriff character.

“The people involved in Robin Hood of Pegswood are keen to do a variety performance in the summer and possibly another pantomime next year.”

County and parish councillor David Woodard, who was in the cast, said: “We had three packed houses and a good time was had by all.

“There was quite a lot going on around Christmas and we thought people might be busy, so that’s why we had our panto now. It doesn’t really matter when you have it, as long as people enjoy it.”