Flockton Drama Group celebrates 25 years with Robinson Crusoe panto
Mar 28 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
AN AMATEUR drama club is celebrating 25 years – with another pantomime.
Flockton Drama Group will mark their quarter century with Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates at Flockton WMC from Tuesday to Saturday.
And the club is appealing for new members to help on and off stage.
The group put on their first production Rumplestiltskin in 1984 following the success of panto Cinderella which was organised by the then Flockton Carnival Committee.
The club has since produced about 50 pantomimes and comedies including a production in 1989 which protested about lorries using their village as a rat run.
One of their members Neville Duke even performed after being struck twice by lightning on Mount Snowdon, Wales.
Chairman Christine Shaw has been with the company from the start.
Mrs Shaw, 64, from Flockton, said: “There’s a lot of work involved but it’s worth it. It’s just the satisfaction of making people laugh. If you can do that once a year it’s a great feeling.
“It’s really good to have reached 25 years but we want to keep going. That’s why we need more input on stage and backstage.”
Tickets for Robin Crusoe and The Pirates are available from Flockton WMC and Flockton Stores, Barnsley Road.