Welcome to the Kilpeck Pantomime Society website!
It all started in 1996 when Kilpeck Village Hall Committee decided to put on a Pantomime at Christmas to raise mush needed funds. Needless to say the show was a huge success playing to a sell out audience on two nights. The decision was taken to repeat the exercise the following year and as a result Kilpeck Pantomime Society was formed. This year is our 20th Anniversary – Peter Pan – Return to Neverland with an anticipated cast of over 25 adults and children.
We now put on 4 performances and continue to play to sell out audiences. 7 year olds in the first production are still with us, now playing lead roles. We also have numerous families with 2 or more generations involved, it really is a full community activity.
We never take ourselves too seriously and the biggest laughs are always reserved for the inevitable ‘cock ups’ – we like to think that our shows are family friendly , you’ve only got to attend our special Saturday matinée to see that children’s humour and innocence never changes –it is still one of the biggest buzzes we get to see the little ones so engrossed in the story .
The scripts are written locally and therefore include topical references to local people and events – always a crowd pleaser!!
The show has become a local annual tradition and is timed to run two weeks before Christmas, the whole community look forward to our show and between us we have been able to raise over £15,000 for local good causes in addition to enhancing the Village Hall with new seating, portable stage extensions, permanent lighting and audio decks and even a steel container for our ever growing range of props and stage sets.
If you are interested in being in the production or helping back stage please contact Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Richard for an informal chat.
Our 2015 production will be PETER PAN and will be held on Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December 2014