Plenty of pantomime fun for families

The rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his Cat is sure to delight Ponteland audiences next week.

Members of Ponteland Repertory Society and the younger generation from The Preppies will bring this enduring story to life on the stage.

This version of the great family pantomime will be full of music and laughter. It has been written by society member Stephen Stokoe.

Stephen, however, will not be relaxing in the week of the show. Not satisfied with directing much of the action with colleagues Carole Davies and Jonny Woollett, he will be sorting the music and donning his best frock to take on the role of Pantomime Dame.

Ponteland Repertory Society chairman Ted Henderson said: “There’s nothing quite like a pantomime with its slapstick humour and fun to put a smile on your face.

“This show is full of colour and energy and we’re really pleased that we’ve brought everyone together for this wonderful production.

“There will be some real talent on stage and we would love to see as many people as possible come along to support the society and especially the younger people involved. They’ve worked so hard and deserve full houses every night.”

Performances of Dick Whittington and his Cat will take place between Tuesday and Saturday, February 28 in Ponteland Memorial Hall. They will start at 7pm each day and there will also be an additional matinee on the Saturday from 2pm.

Tickets can be purchased from Ponteland Social Club or online at