Hunstanton panto has just got bigger!

Hunstanton panto Hansel & Gretal'left to right Catrinoa Hawke, Kathryn Larman, John Giller, Pearl Hawke and John Wrigley''CNT: Tony 07502437611. ANL-140912-085441009
Hunstanton panto Hansel & Gretal'left to right Catrinoa Hawke, Kathryn Larman, John Giller, Pearl Hawke and John Wrigley''CNT: Tony 07502437611. ANL-140912-085441009
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Hunstanton’s Town Hall will provide the backdrop for another fairytale spectacular as Dame Kitty Litter returns with a pantomime that is bigger and better than ever before – Hansel and Gretel’s Big Adventure.

Written and Directed by John Giller, the production follows on from the huge success of last year’s sell-out shows and promises an extra performance this festive season.

Tony Bishopp, who takes up the role of the wicked landlord Squire Shillington, said: “Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, is back for another fairy-tale spectacular, and if you didn’t shout Oi, Oi, Oi then you haven’t been to the very popular Hunstanton Pantomime held every year at the Town Hall. It’s not every day you get to help the outrageous Dame Kitty Litter on her adventures in pantoland!

“This year’s show is a real treat for all the senses, with the award-winning writing and directing skills of John Giller and expert stage management of Alan Chesters, who has certainly come up with some original ideas, amazing sets and a new fantastic and spooky UV scene.

“This, together with some great toe-tapping and sing-a-long songs all dressed with flamboyant new costumes by Elaine Verweymeren will be loved by children and adults of all ages.”

Hansel and Gretel, and their big brother Billy, need your help in this exciting adventure of good vs. evil. This new spin on a familiar tale sees them trying to help their poverty riddled mother, Dame Kitty Litter, from being thrown out onto the streets by the wicked landlord Squire Shillington and his daft sidekick accountant Smudge.

Along the way audiences will meet King Gerald and Queen Geraldine, poorly aided by their hopeless Royal Guards and their overworked Nanny, as they try to find their daughter, the beautiful princess Genevieve who has mysteriously vanished.

Was it something to do with a strange old Witch who lives in a gingerbread house in the middle of the forest or has the very scary and extremely nasty Snatcher ‘the child catcher’ got to her first?

Only you and the Panto Angel can help them to succeed. Without your help, the chorus of Gingerbread men, the Baker and her apprentice will not have a happy ending.

The show will run from December 27-30 with seven performances. Performances will take place at 2pm and 7pm on December 27, 28 and 29. Then the final performance will take place at 2pm on December 30.

Tickets are available now for the production from Cherry Tree Chocolates in Hunstanton High Street or in the Tourist Information Centre on 01485 532610.

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £5 for children, which includes a free goody bag.