Jubilee players take on their 39th pantomime

Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsal for OHS Jubilee Players ANL-160214-191459009

Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsal for OHS Jubilee Players ANL-160214-191459009

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The stage is set for the Onehouse, Harleston and Shelland Jubilee players’ new pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.

The group are tackling the tale of the beautiful princess cursed by a wicked witch in their 39th annual performance.

Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsal for OHS Jubilee Players ANL-160214-191523009

Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsal for OHS Jubilee Players ANL-160214-191523009

Featuring a cast of more than 30 actors of all ages, from eight to 75, the panto runs from Wednesday February 17 until Saturday February 20.

Ron Raisey, who plays the Lord High Chamberlain in the show, said the play has something for everyone.

“It’s good family entertainment with lots of audience participation,” he said.

The players formed on the day of the Queen’s silver Jubilee almost 40 years ago and have put on a February panto every year since.

Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsal for OHS Jubilee Players ANL-160214-191809009

Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsal for OHS Jubilee Players ANL-160214-191809009

Ron said the group were keen to attract new young talent into the troupe.

He said: ““It is very important getting the youngsters involved because we are a bit short of teenage to early 20s male actors.

“This particular script offers plenty of parts for both adults and children.

“The rest of us are getting a bit older and won’t be able to go on forever.

Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsal for OHS Jubilee Players ANL-160214-191646009

Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsal for OHS Jubilee Players ANL-160214-191646009

“The older you get, the harder it is to learn your lines.”

Limited tickets are still available for the show on 01449 736025.

Auditions for the group’s next panto will take place in July.