Panto breaks tradition

This year brings a double 50th birthday for Telford as both the town and Oakengates Theatre @ The Place will celebrate five decades… Oh yes it will!

And the good news is that residents don’t have to wait until Christmas for another pantomime, as Telford is hosting its first ever Easter pantomime adventure – and it’s a very special Telford affair.

‘Pantomania’ will feature all the ingredients families love – audience participation, stunning costumes and sets, and a script packed with comedy Telford references and unique comedy routines.

Stars of the show are leading children’s author Ian Billing – who many will remember for the ‘Telford Telford’ song – along with panto legends Phil Butler and Philip Meeks; local performers will also get their chance to shine. The story tells the tale of Dick Doddington, who leaves Telford to seek fame and fortune, meeting the lovely Alice and the dastardly Rat on the way.

Shows take place between Thursday 29 March and Thursday 5 April. A relaxed performance takes place on Wednesday 4 April. Tickets start from £11 with a Telford Loyalty Card – visit theplacetelford.com or call 01952 382382.

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