Wellington Pantomime Group

Pantomime Group ready to begin Treasure Hunt!

Rob Spurway Wellington Pantomime Group August 14, 2021 Leave a reply

The committee and the creative team would like to thank all that auditioned, I loved seeing lots of new faces as well as regular cast members. I know, with the talent involved, we can put on the show that Wellington deserves to see after an enforced absence! We look forward to sharing our journey through this blog to the stage!

Kirk Shepherd, Director

The cast is as follows:

Mrs Hawkins/Dame Ian Jones

Jim Hawkins Kiera Chard

Squire Trelawney Rev Andrew Norris

Jenny Trelawney Lizzie Harvey

Seadog Sam Annalise Houghton

Seaweed Willy Shane Mace

Ben Gunn/Billy Bones Pete Meredith

Long John Silver TBC

Blood Boiler Chris Barrett

Gizzard Slitter Jeremy Secret

The Fridge Pete Watts

Polly Bridgette Sells

Mrs Henderson Steph Colman

Mrs Snook Georgina Legg

Mrs Battersby Penny Bradnum

Miss Normington Mary Lewis

Additional WI Members:

Caz Redstone, Mischa Veysey-Milton, Keira Lissaman 

and Lona Marie Jones 

Senior Dancers

Harry Taylor

Lily Raine Fuller

Flick Rickard 

Maddy Bouchta

Junior Chorus

Ruby Hitchcott

Amy Colman

Morwenna Fuller

Evie Warwick 

Emily Sellick

James Redstone

Lois Redstone 

Harriet Groves

Darcey Jones

Robin Hill

Aniya Troake

Sally Forster-Touray

Pantomime 2022 Auditions

Andrew Samuel Wellington Pantomime Group June 8, 2021 6 Comments

Wellington Panto 2022 will be the first opportunity to get back on stage at the Wellesley since Covid!

We’re delighted to provide you with the audition materials attached below, please contact treasureisland@w-a-a.co.uk to register your interest in auditioning.

Auditions will be held on Sunday 8th August 2021 at 9:30am.

You do not have to specify what you’re auditioning for, only what age you will be on the first of September (if under 18 at that time).

As for the show, Treasure Island is a fun, fast paced script with lots of parts for our cast to shine! With a new creative team we hope to produce a lively and entertaining pantomime worthy of the WAA’s return to the Wellesley.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us through email or social media… or even if you spot Kirk, Holly, Bridgette, Dawn or Ian walking down the street!

We look forward to seeing everyone at auditions and proving that The Wellington Pantomime Group is one of the things that make Wellington great!

Audition Materials

X marks the spot for Panto Group in 2022

Rob Spurway Wellington Pantomime Group May 4, 2021 1 Comment

This year I have been chosen to direct Wellington Pantomime Group’s 2022 production. Well, it was meant to be 2021, but the less said about that the better.

Treasure island, a Robert Louis Stevenson tale, makes no reference to pantomime dames or talking parrots. The story is a lesser well known Pantomime story, however, the story of Long John Silver is famous the world over. The script the committee have agreed to stage is by Ben Crocker, an award winning pantomime script writer, which has 16 principal parts and 7 smaller cameo roles. The show has the potential to have a large chorus.

The story, without giving too much away, involves the aforementioned Pirate villain but pitches him against the ‘Smugglers Cove Women’s Institute’! What I like about this script is it’s pace and stageability, lots of quick scenes with plenty going on for the cast and audience. While this will be my first pantomime as director, I’ve been involved in pantomime in one form or another for the last 10 years! I absolutely love the genre because it engages the whole family by telling fun and engaging stories.

We will be announcing our audition process shortly. To get a feel for the show, please email me for more information, including script excerpts and a cast.

Kirk J Shepherd

Kirk.Shepherd@w-a-a.co.uk