The Dragon of Wantley
Costume Designer…Linda Jackson
Assistant to Costume designer…Sue Wallace, Gina Pistilli, Lisa Beaton, Sheri McCarthy
Lighting Designer…Glen Miller
Lighting Operator…Leslie Thompson
Sound Design…Anne Marsh
Sound Operators…Mike Ross, Jenica Ross, Jolene Ross
Backstage crew..Ryan Duffy, Jeremi Rossignol, Julien Adler-Whitlock, Sue Wallace.
Kid Wrangler…Tanya Rowlands
Poster design…Glen Miller
Publicity…Anne Marsh, Mike Jarvis
Box office.. Mike Jarvis
Front of house co-ordinator…Caroline Jarvis
Cast, in Alphabetical order:
- Jack Arthur as Sir Walter
- Stephanie Barclay…Lady Joan
- Alice Battista…Rags
- Alice Davies…Mauxalinda
- Kirby Harris…Tatters
- Cate Innish…Mother Shipton
- Michael Kalmuk…Granny
- Judy Levitt…Vendetta
- Ben Maifredi…Villager One
- Rachel McCurdy…Squire Benjamin
- Angie Mcleod…Jingo
- Ariyanna Pascuzzi…Radish
- Ashley Pistilli…Madge
- Villagers…Emilie Beaton,Megumi Birrell, Josephine Grellier, Gemma Innes, Ruby McCarthy, Emma Rowlands, Lucy Whitmore.
December 16, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Riotous entertainment for both young & old!
Ten evening performances @7.30pm
Five Matinees @3.30pm
All tickets just $15.00
The Dragon of Wantley is England’s most famous dragon legend. Back in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, the Yorkshire village of Wantley was attacked by a fearsome, fire breathing dragon. This monster terrorized the countryside until at last he was vanquished by the bravest young knight in the land, More of More Hall. A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries.
This spectacular pantomime, based on an English legend involving real people, was beloved by Victorian audiences and has now been adapted for the 21st century by that master of pantomime – Norman Robbins. With vengeful fairies, knock-about bailiffs, a romantic leading lady and a handsome Principal Boy, plus the outrageous Dame, all the ingredients are here for a wonderful evening’s entertainment!
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