Town venue hosts entertainment as it used to be

A GROUP of performers will take a Morpeth venue back to the days of the Old Time Music Hall.

Remembering the sounds of a bygone era, Morpeth Pantomime Society is staging two evenings of music, comedy sketches and monologues.

The family entertainment at St James’ Community Centre, Wellway, includes some of the truly great songs from shows such as Oliver, Les Miserables and My Fair Lady.

Town Mayor Joan Tebbutt has already confirmed her attendance and proceeds from the evening will go some way towards funding The Lambton Worm – the society’s pantomime for 2014.

Main organiser of the Old Time Music Hall event, Lucy Gammer, said: “Rehearsals are going really well and the atmosphere amongst members is of much excitement.

“It’s shaping up to be a really great event.”

The shows are taking place tomorrow and Saturday from 7pm. Tickets cost £6 each and they include a pie and pea supper. There will also be a licensed bar.

They are available from the Chantry Tourist Information Centre, Bridge Street, Patches clothing alternations in the town centre or Gordon Carr by telephone on 01670 531918.

For more information and details of how to become a patron for the society, visit or email

It is not too late to be involved in the 2014 pantomime. Auditions for the production will be held on Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15 at King Edward VI School, Cottingwood Lane.