Manjimup pantomime brings fairytale characters to life

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
The cast of Manjimup Repertory Club's Once Upon a Time had their first dress rehearsal on Sunday ahead of the first performance on March 31.
Camera IconThe cast of Manjimup Repertory Club's Once Upon a Time had their first dress rehearsal on Sunday ahead of the first performance on March 31. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup Bridgetown Times

Tickets are now on sale for the Manjimup Repertory Club’s first performance of the year.

Once Upon a Time, a family pantomime, will be performed seven times over two weekends from March 31.

The story starts with the impending wedding of Cinderella’s daughter to Snow White’s son, which will banish evil from the land according to an ancient prophecy.

The “baddies” of Pantoland try to stop this by spiriting the princess away from the palace in the hope the prince would give up on marrying her but he instead embarks on a rescue mission.

Club veterans Howard Evans and Jono Rose direct the show, which includes a cast of about 25.

“It’s a pantomime, which brings a mismatch of favourite fairytale characters, modern references and you can have a bit of fun with your parts,” Mr Evans said.

Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability, and are adults $22, seniors $16 and under 18s $11 plus an online transaction fee.

Mr Evans said the Manjimup Library staff could help make online bookings.

Performances are 7.30pm on March 31, April 1 and April 6-8 and 1.30pm on April 1 and April 9.

Visit the club’s Facebook page for more information and a link to the booking website.

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