Friends (Panto)


2019 Panto

Panto Get Together

I am delighted to be able to tell you that Friends of the Art Theatre  have chosen Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates as their 2019 pantomime.   The show will run over 2 weekends with performances on 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9 February 2019.

Our production team is Rob Brittles (Director), Tim Walker (Musical Director) and Cathryn Yates (Choreographer).  Cathryn has just won the Association of Community Theatre award for Excellence in Dance –  this is the second consecutive year that Cathryn has received this prestigious award for her fabulous choreography on our last two pantos.

The Get-Together will be on Monday, 3 September at 7.30pm – all are welcome.   Auditions will be later in September and the dates will be announced at the Get-Together.  All applicants will be notified of audition times as soon as possible after the Get-Together.

If you are unable to attend, a friend or family member can register for you, or for more information Telephone: 07983 344 862 or

Due to a very tight schedule in September late applications for registration will not be accepted.

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Check out photos from our recent production Aladdin, which was performed 26-28 January and 2-3 February 2018.

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






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