Barton: It’s panto season - oh yes it is!

CRIES of “he’s behind you” will ring out as a panto cast take to the stage for their annual production.

Barton Players will be performing their pantomime Treasure Island next week and member Brian Ward said tickets are selling like hot cakes.

Mr Ward, who lives in Great Barton and has been a member of the Barton Players for around 35 years, said: “Ticket sales are going very well and we’ve almost sold out on all performances.

“This is the first year we have decided to run a matinee. There’s been such as demand for younger children to be able to come we decided we’d try it out.”

Treasure Island, written by Robert Louis Stevenson, tells the tale of pirates and buried treasure.

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Pantomimes are traditionally associated with Christmas but in Great Barton the thespians buck the trend.

Mr Ward added: “It’s always been our tradition to run our panto in March rather than at Christmas.

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“We don’t want to take the audiences away from other pantos such as the Theatre Royal in Bury.

“It’s just one of those things we have always done and won’t change.”

Treasure Island will be performed at Great Barton Village Hall tomorrow and Friday at 7.30pm and on Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets cost �3.50 for children and �7 for adults from Betty Blades on 01359 231413 or Sue Ward on 01284 787508.

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