Watlington Players head to Neverland for New Year show

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The Watlington Players are back with a traditional pantomime, Peter Pan, providing a stark contrast to the dark comedy of their last award-winning offering, Arsenic and Lace.

The group will be staging the pantomime, which is based on the novel by J.M. Barrie, on January 3, 4 and 5 at Watlington Village Hall.

The tale takes audiences on a journey with Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys as they have adventures with Pirates, Indians and Dame Laughing Water in Neverland.

Prepare to take off and leave reality behind as the cast take you on an adventure filled with comedy, sword fights and a great soundtrack.

The show will be staged on January 3, 4 and 5 at 7.30pm, with matinee showings at 2.30pm on January 4 and 5 in Watlington Village Hall. Tickets cost £8, concessions £6 and children £5. They can be booked by calling 0845 052 9645.

The group are already looking ahead of their musical production for 2014, Oh What A Lovely War, which is set to be performed, again at the village hall, from Wednesday, May 28, to Saturday, May 31.

This satirical musical highlights the ironies and tragedies of the First World War in stories and songs. Musicians, dancers, singers and clowns tell the entire story of the war and sing all the songs, such as Pack Up Your Troubles, Keep The Home Fires Burning and It’s A Long Way To Tipperary.

The group is holding readings for the production ahead of rehearsals on Tuesday, January 14. Members can read for parts on January 7 and 10 at 7.30pm, then again on Sunday, January 12 at 2pm.

For more information about the Watlington Players, go to www.watlingtonplayers.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.