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The Pirates of Edlesbray

This article was published in March 2012. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Pirates of Edlesbray cast photosWell, the smell of the crowd and the roar of the greasepaint have faded away and this year's panto has passed into nautical history along with the Titanic and the Spanish Armada. Anyone who didn't bother to come to this year's show, then boo and hiss to you because you missed a great show, the result of many hours of swabbing the decks and climbing the rigging, put in by all the members of Edlesbray Players on your behalf.

This year we were hit by various bouts of (sea) sickness which threatened to scupper the good ship White Opel and all who sailed in her. Miraculously, just like an old episode of Ground Force, it all came together at the last minute and seemed to go down well with the almost full houses it played to.

Many thanks to all of you who helped in any way and particularly all of our loyal fans without whom we would be sunk.

The new Eaton Bray Edlesborough Lions group did a splendid job running the bar and raised £500 for the charity Medical Detection Dogs, while the teas and coffees raised £50 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

As usual we are still after some help with running our shows, you don't have to act, sing or dance and you're not required to paint or construct scenery if that's not your thing, you just need to be able to organise things, make phone calls and send out emails. If you are recently retired or just have time on your hands, it's great fun as we all work as a team, and it's very satisfying.

We are always open to suggestions however extreme or outrageous so send us your thoughts via the contact page on the website

For photos from this year's show, see the The Pirates of Edlesbray - 2012 Panto album on the Edlesbray Players Facebook page.