DOWNHAM MARKET: Meet the evil Nell Nightshade
For a bit of extra frosty fun this winter, why not head to Downham next week to join Robin Hood and his Merry Men on an adventure in Sherwood Forest.
From Friday, Downham Amateur Dramatic Society (DADS) will stage their winter pantomime, Babes in the Wood, featuring Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
The show is set among the trees of Sherwood Forest and in Nottingham Castle, the home of the fearsome, evil Sheriff and his henchmen, a pair of bungling buffoons called Floggem and Whippem.
Helped by the foul smelling witch Nell Nightshade, they plot many horrible ways to get rid of two darling babes, Jack and Jill, and their ever protective, and quite flirtatious, nurse, Jemima Jollop.
Luckily for the babes, they have Robin Hood, Maid Marion and all their friends to look out for them. Making sure everything goes the way it should and the Sheriff’s life is made as difficult as possible is the forest sprite Greenwillow who is always only a call away.
Among the cast will be several familiar faces, along with plenty of new members and members of the society’s youth drama group, Kids In Downham Dramatic Society (KIDDS), all directed by Jan Roust.
The panto will be staged at Downham Town Hall from Friday, February 1, until Sunday, February 3, with performances at 7.30pm each night. There will also be matinee performances from 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £5 for children under 10, they can be bought from Lewks in Wales Court, Downham, online through the DADS website at www.dadsdrama.org.uk or on the door.
Right: Nell Nightshade, played by Natalie Mills, is the evil witch who has designs on Jack and Jill, the Babes in the Wood
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