A TASTY treat of a pantomime is in store in Morpeth next week.
The Morpeth Theatre Group is performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears at King Edward VI School and those attending are also being asked to support a children’s charity.
Secretary Alison Starkey said: “The plot follows the traditional story with lots of twists and turns as well as the usual pantomime magic and mayhem.
“Our Goldilocks lives in an orphanage. In true panto fashion, the carers at the orphanage may be lovely, kind and caring or alternatively they may be mean, unkind and miserable.
“It seemed somehow fitting that we were approached with the idea of supporting the NSPCC through our show.
“Unlike pantomime children, in the real world there are no guarantees that a hero or heroine will come along and save the day for a mistreated child.
Morpeth Theatre Group is proud to support the good work of the NSPCC as it tries to make the world a better place for children in need. Please bring your teddy bear and join us in a pantomime teddy bears’ picnic. You will have an evening of fun and entertainment and you could make a difference to a child’s life.
“A collection will be taken on behalf of the charity and any donation, no matter how small, will help. There will also be a raffle with proceeds shared between the NSPCC and the group.”
The performances will be held from Thursday, January 27, to Saturday, January 29, starting at 7pm – with an extra matinee performance at 2pm on the Saturday.
Tickets, priced £6 for adults and £5 concessions, are available through the Ticket Secretary – telephone 01670 530513 or 01670 820999 – or online at morpeththeatregroup.ticketsource.co.uk
Those who cannot attend but still want to make a donation to the NSPCC can visit www.justgiving.com/Alison-Starkey
l A street collection in Morpeth town centre on Saturday raised £111.35 towards the cost of the show.