Friends (Panto)

Latest Pantomime News

Meet this years Panto favorites

Photos from last years  Panto – Beauty & the Beast:-

Friends overview


Formed by a group of society members who wished to promote the social side of the theatre and performances.

FOAT provided us with a variety of  events and entertainment nights for the entire  membership. They also wanted to produce a show under their own banner and from 1981 have produced a yearly pantomime ever since, below is a pictorial history of the pantomimes they have staged

Last Years Pantomime, Show White

 The Cast of the Pantomime and a little bit of Magic



She Marries Her Prince …. Twice!
As pantomime stories go, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has its fair share of good and evil, ooh’s, ahh’s and laughter from the audience, crazy comic characters and of course, a message of love in a happy ending – that’s a must for all pantos. But for this production New Mills Art theatre has a unique and very special happy ever after ending to the story of Snow White.
A couple of years ago Jessica Holman and Andrew Jordan met at the Art Theatre during panto rehearsals for Cinderella. They fell in love and married last October in a beautiful ceremony in Stockport, inviting their fellow cast members to a wonderfully apt panto themed reception! Their life as couple certainly started with panto and continues to flourish, as the lovely Jessica playing Snow White gets to say ‘yes’ for the second time and marry her very own Prince played by her handsome husband Andrew. Mr & Mrs Jordan AKA Prince Ferdinand of Farawasia and Snow White marry twice – is there a better fairy tale ending than this!

Rehearsals for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are well underway and the cast are ready to deliver yet another wonderful traditional pantomime. The Friends of the Art Theatre, New Mills, are famous for producing this unique family entertainment – last year’s panto picking up two Association of Community Theatre awards. The very reasonably priced tickets are still the same as last year, so families are able to afford and enjoy the show together.




Art Theatre | Jodrell Street | New Mills | High Peak | SK22 3HJ