Treasure Island – The Panto

Treasure Island – The Panto by  Richard Lloyd

Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd January 2005

Civic Hall, Trowbridge

Avast behind, shipmates! And stand by to go about for a hugely successful pantomime version of everybody’s favourite swashbuckling classic. Treasure Island, The Panto brings you all the very best of traditional pantomime, including custard pies, exploding cannon, gaudy costumes, and absolutely no opportunity missed to press-gang the audience right into the thick of the seafaring action!

And all this played out against the glorious Technicolor backdrop of the high seas, where the heroic derring-do of unfeasibly good looking goodies is pitted against the fiendish skullduggery of unbelievably gruesome baddies. From eye-patches and treasure chests, to poop decks and peg-legs. Some poor unfortunates even get forced to walk the plank into a (concealed) monster paddling (shark-infested, naturally) pool! And of course, there’s Cap’n Haddock, a giant talking pantomime parrot!

Jim Ladd (the youthful hero of our seafaring yarn) stumbles across a mysterious map, showing the whereabouts of the buried treasure of infamous pirate captain, Squint. In the company of Mrs. Ladd (Jim’s mother and indomitable pantomime dame), Squire Polperro, Doctor Liversausage, and Captain Smellit, Jim sets out to recover the treasure. Yet he is blissfully unaware that the vessel they embark on is run by none other than Squint’s old gang, led by the rascally, one-legged Long John Slither, and his disreputable henchmen Israel Feet and Blind Pewk!

Directed
by
Lyn Taylor

Cast

Squire Polperro

The Hon Nancy Polperro

Doctor Liversausage

Captain Smellit

The Scum of the Seven Seas

Billy Fishbones

Long John Slither

Pink Dog

Blind Puke

Israel Feet

George Merry – Pirate

Seamus “Groundbait” O’Flaherty

T’Others

Jim Ladd – Principal Boy

Mrs. Ladd

Bodmin

Newquay

Bertha Gunn – Pirate

Captain Haddock – A Parrot

Los Espangnols

Don Iguana Del Anaconda Con Questo

Donna Estelle Del Torremolinos y Chimichanga

Assorted Pirates, belike

Emma Cosslett

Imogen Dunne

Rebecca Wyatt

Mark Rhodes

Becky Curtis

Francis Holmes

Angela Giddings

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Maxson Bailey

Tim Knott

Nadine Comba

Sylvia Seaman

Charlotte Havergal

Helen Cosslett

Michael Comba

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Miriam Havergal

Peter Grant

Stella Greaves

Nick Havergal

Sandie Brooks

Jamie Arberry




Maxson Bailey


Virginia Havergal





Alex Knight

Georgia Dunne

Virginia Havergal