It’s panto time at the Windmill Theatre again, with the Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society presenting Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a circus-themed pantomime.
The society is well known for its sell out pantomimes and this is the first time the society has staged this particular pantomime in its sixty-eight year history. The show is being directed by society president and chairman Chris Blanchard-Cooper.
The Barnaby family circus, run by Ma Barnaby her son Barney and daughter Goldilocks, is visiting the village of Tumbledown and are welcomed by the local villagers and Town Mayor. The circus is struggling financially and what money the family have saved is kept safe in a honey pot, which one night three bears that live just outside the village mistake understandably for their favourite treat and take back to their cottage.
In the meantime the circus is being pursued by the villainous Baron/Baroness Von Trapem and their henchmen who are looking to steal the circus animals for their zoo.
With no animals the Barnaby circus will have to close. Goldilocks, along with the support of some well-meaning Romany gypsies tracks down the bears cottage (three bowls of porridge, three chairs and three beds) and on meeting the bears and realising the stealing of the money in the honeypot was all a genuine mistake, befriends them and they offer to join the circus act as dancing bears and help revive the circus.
With the circus now a greater success .Von Trapem is determined to kidnap the bears for the zoo and it is down to Goldilocks her Romany Prince and the kindly Romany Rose to save the day.
Performances at 7:30pm Thursday, Jan 17-Saturday, Jan 19; Sat matinee 2:30pm and Sun, Jan 20, 12:30pm and 5:30pm.
Tickets available on 01903 730775.