‘Those of you who are regular visitors to our little theatre will note a few small changes which we hope you will like. To begin with this programme, which doubles up as a ticket, we trust will give you more information to assist you in your enjoyment of this, our latest production.
For those of you who are new visitors we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and give you a small insight inbto our club.
The club was formed some 20 years ago and over the years it goes from strength to strength, although we do now need a few more male members from the age of 14 upwards.
Why 4 Muskateers? As far as we know it has never been performed on stage by anyone before, although of course it is a well known story from which several films have been made. This is our version of the story which we hope you will enjoy.
The idea of writing our own Pantomime originated from a ‘boozy’ weekend earlier this year – had it not been for this then we may never decided to write it. Having spent 5 months of very hard work, I think that we now wish we hadn’t. We have now got a lot of regard for all script writers.
There doesn’t seem much more we can tewll you other than to sit back and (we hope) enjoy yourself and join in the fun!
- The Queen – Denis Heath
- The King – Andrew Malyon
- Porthole – Peter Lee
- Asparagus – Alec Malyon
- Amarmi – John Payne
- Count Nasty – Ian Howard
- Dartagnan – Jill Haydon
- Countess Nasty – Jayne Halliday
- Princess Angelique – Merrill Emms
- Constance (The Princes companion) – Anne Albiston
- Madame Onesword – Lesley Morris
- Ann Marie – Angela Payne
- Sergeant at Arms – Christine Archer
- Chief Villager – Dianne Miller
- Hubert – Chief Henchman – Debra Howard
- Horace (Henchman) – Carol Bower
- Hector (Henchman) – Christine Bower
- School Teacher – Susan Haydon
- School Children – Julie Wilkinson, Elaine Cooker, Sharon Ward, Tracey Daltry,
- School Children – Janice Lindsey, Jennifer Mullins, Adele Ryde, Deborah Fair & Nicola Osborne
- Villagers – Jacky Randall, Julie Thomason, Jane Dudrey, Lyn Walker, Francis McGregor, Karen Morris & Ina Saywell
A Clenchers Bogle Man?????
The above song (if this is the correct title) appeared on a small scrap on paper inside the ‘4 Muskateers’ programme; but a reference to ‘Lincoln Town’ perhaps casts doubt on whether this relates to this particular pantomime. What is in no doubt is that this song comes from a well known, revered and brilliant Radio Comedy Show of the time – ‘Round The Horne’. Whether it was used in this pfroduction, or not, is of course, only known by those in the cast?
However – ‘memorabilia’ is ‘memorabila’ – so the words could be justifiably reproduced here – but then again ‘copyright’ is ‘copyright’ – and potentially costly!
So, if you are not of a sensitive nature and would like to get a ‘feel’ for the ethos of this production – and would like a ‘good nostalgic giggle’, then just browse ‘Rambling Sid Rumpole’ and/or ‘ A Clenchers Bogle Man’ on the internet.
Here’s the first two lines – in case you are interested:
- ‘When I was a clenchers Bogle Man, In famous Lincoln Town
- I’d often *************************************
- John Payne, Peter Lee & Cyril malyon – with assistance from Jill Haydon, Margaret Lee & Anne Albiston
- Nigel Bedford
- Stan Howard, Keith, Martin & the cast
- June Heath, Margaret Lee & Mrs Lee
- Richard Dunn
- Anne Albiston
- Andrew Malyon
Box Office Manager
- Dave King
Produced & Directed by Cyril Malyon