Archived 18th to 20th February 2016 - ALADDIN - HALF-TERM PANTOMIME - at West Faversham Community Centre

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th - 7.45 to 10pm

Saturday 20th - two performances at 11am and 3pm 

Tickets are £6 and £4 and can be purchased at the West Faversham Community Centre; Barley Mow in Court Street, Faversham or telephone 01795 531645.

After months of practice; hours of line learning and much hard work Up The Creek Pantomime Society (UTCPS) is revving up to perform its 2016 half term pantomime, Aladdin, at the West Faversham Community Centre.

With an original and entertaining script and a cast aged between 8 and 68, the Artistic Directors along with the Musical Director, have rehearsed their cast honing their skills and talents to create a fun-filled pantomime with traditional clashes of good and evil, all conquering love, fairies (yes in Aladdin) and several genies.    READ MORE . . .

Exploiting modern working practices, the scriptwriters have ingeniously created the role of a young “work experience” performer who tries his hand at being the Dame, the Baddie and the Genie. Jack Hunt, in his second pantomime, takes on the role with engaging mastery and has revealed talented potential for future pantomime characters.

UTCPS has, for the past 30 years, encouraged and trained young people to join in the fun of panto and learn stage craft without demanding that parents to pay for acting lessons…participation is free. Currently we have six past cast members studying musical theatre and drama at college and at least three more working professionally in their chosen theatrical disciplines.

One of our Directors, Rachel Shepherd started performing with UTCPS whilst still at primary school. She has gone onto attain a degree in Law and now she is back sharing her talent and experience with our cast as well as taking on the role of Aladdin.

As an independent registered charity UTCPS depend on a team of volunteers, experts in a variety of theatrical disciplines; ticket sales & full houses; and fundraising to finance staging, lighting, sound systems and costumes.

Working closely with West Faversham Community Centre (WFCC), itself a registered charity, UTCPS has financed new staging and lighting rigs which benefit all users of the WFCC facility. In the past 18 months we have been very fortunate to receive funding and assistance from the Queenborough Fisheries Trust and White Light.

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