A mainstay of village life for decades, the infamous Sheepscombe Panto takes place in February most years. Probably THE best way to become part of village life is to volunteer in this annual extravaganza. From this small village we provide actors, musicians, producers, stage managers, directors, writers, scenery painters… There is something for everyone, including heckling from the audience.
I’M A TOAD, GET ME OUT OF HERE!
The 2019 Panto was a wonderful achievement. Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos. Please send any photos you would like to see on this page.
To view images of the 2017 Panto, please click this link to Flikr.
Below is a very provisional list of the Pantos that have taken place over several decades. Please send updates to this if you can contribute.
|1991||Phil Grimm’s Progress||Gideon||John Weir|
|1992||Robin Hood||Gideon||John Weir|
|1993||Oliver with a Twist||Gideon/Hugh||Chris Rouan|
|1994||King Arthur and the Holy Grail||Gideon||Chris Rouan|
|1995||Aladdin and the Magtic Lamp|
Julie Caesar and the Wizard of Odd
|1997||Alice in Blunderland||Gideon/Tim?||Tim?|
|1998||The Lion, The Witch and the Bathrobe||Gideon||?|
|1999||Peter Pan but not as we know it||Frances & Sarah||Frances|
|2000||Macbeth, the Panto||Frances & Sarah||Frances|
|2001||The Good, the Sad and the Plucky||Frances & Sarah||Frances|
|2002||Changing Grooms||Frances & Sarah||Frances|
|2003||Robin Hood||Frances & Sarah||Frances|
|2004||Village Hall closed.|
Mini Panto: The Pink Panther performed at The Croft
|Frances, Sarah and Ron||Ron?|
|2005||A Lad in the Limelight||Lucinda||Ron|
|2006||The Sound of Meusli||Frances and Saray||Frances|
|2014||The Wizard of Oz (or There’s no Place Like Rome?)||Revised script by Gideon||Lindsey|
|2017||Dame of Thrones and the Search for the Holy Grail||Gideon, revised by Susan||Susan/Martin/Eva|