With panto season is in full swing, Thornley Birds Players are excited to bring their own rendition of popular panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to Penwortham.Advertisement
The group originally started 15 years ago, as Thornley WI, and later was formed by sisters Margaret Blackburn, Mary Holmes and Vera Dewhurst in pantomime group the Thornley Birds Players.
Each year the group perform a pantomime for their chosen charity.
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They have previously performed many popular productions including Aladdin, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Willy Wonka, William Tell and Cinderella.
‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ panto will be raising proceeds for Preston Hospital Radio and local Penwortham charity ‘Double R Arts‘, who help inspire and build confidence in young people through performing arts, regardless of their ability or background.
A spokesperson for the Thornley Birds Players said: “We are really looking forward to our second pantomime here in Penwortham and extending the magic of Christmas just that little bit longer.
“Our Jack And The Beanstalk story has song, dance and fun for all the family alongside all the mishap and mayhem you would expect from a panto!
“So come along and meet Jack, his dotty mother Dolly Dumpling, his right hand man Darius The Daft and not forgetting all the other colourful characters in our show.
“By doing so you will be helping us to raise money for Preston Hospital Radio and Double R Arts, a charity that is helping to build the confidence and self esteem of over 80 young people in South Ribble through performing arts.”
The production will take place at Penwortham Methodist Church, Leyland Road, over two days in January 2018.
You can watch the performance on Friday 19 January at 7.30pm, and Saturday 20 January with a matinee at 2.30pm or evening performance at 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced at £5 for children under 16, £7 for adults, and £20 for a family of four.
You can keep up to date with Thornley Birds Players by following them on Facebook, or by visiting them online.
Have you watched a panto by Thornley Birds Players? Will you be watching Jack and the Beanstalk? Let us know in the comments below