Boo the villains, cheer for the good guys at Trouble 07 – Licensed to Panto

Bond, James Bond meets Dick Whittington in the Bridgetown Repertory Theatre’s latest pantomime Trouble 07 – Licensed to Panto, by Andrew Yates. In a year that’s had precious few laughs the Bridgetown Rep’s production promises to give young and old alike a license to laugh out loud.

If you like cheering the goodies and booing the baddies, then you’re going to love this colourful production with its dashing heroes, cats, rats, fairies and dames aplenty.

It’s a show for all the family, no matter how young or old, with glittering costumes, songs and dances and plenty of opportunity for audience participation as you boo, hiss and jeer the talented performers on stage.

You’ll thrill as Agent 0007 goes undercover to thwart the bad guys of SPHINCTER whose evil quest is to destroy pantomime forever!

Can our intrepid hero outsmart that nasty, evil King Rat or will we all be doomed to never laugh, boo, hiss and cheer at panto again?

The only way you’ll find out is by turning up and seeing for yourself from Friday December 4th to Sunday December 13th.

The play is now in its sixth week of rehearsals, and its first week without scripts, and director Christine Chilvers is pleased with progress.

She’s been a stalwart of the Bridgetown Rep for 15 years and a director for five, having gained accreditation to do so.

So how does Bridgetown keep turning up such a wealth of theatrical talent?

Christine credits Bridgetown High School’s Drama programme, St Brigid’s Primary School and the Bridgetown Youth Theatre for nurturing the town’s young talent.

But she also says the town is blessed with a wealth of talented retirees as well. It’s the age group in the middle where the numbers can get a bit thin and the Rep has to rely on a few of the same talented individuals for a lot of performances.

In the face of the coronavirus the Rep’s last production, The Darling Buds of May, went off without a hitch and the theatre’s volunteers are now well versed in meeting all the coronavirus’s strict cleaning protocols and complying with all regulations.

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