Kingsley Players will be transforming the village community centre into a palace of ice for their traditional January panto.
The theatre group is staging the The Ice Queen and the Enchanted Mirror , another magical pantomime written by Norley’s talented musician and playwright William Arnold Ashbrook.
Punk blackbirds, a chorus of slaves and an Ice Queen with a frozen heart will be casting the traditional panto spell at Kingsley Community Centre on Wednesday, January 22-25 at 7.30pm. There will also be a Saturday matinee starting at 2.30pm.
Director Mary Lightfoot explained: “We have a fantastic cast of more than 30 adults, teenagers and children, superb costumes, catchy songs and great dance routines.
“It is a traditional panto-style story about an ice queen who has a heart of ice and rules her kingdom with a rod of iron. On seeing her reflection in a witch’s mirror, she is duped into thinking she’s a great beauty. The mirror shatters into a million pieces which spread far and wide. A piece lands in the eye of a young boy Tom and, as the sages foretell, anyone who catches a shard in his eye will be compelled to kill the Ice Queen.
“It’s a heart-warming tale guaranteed to dispel the worst chills of January,” she said.
Tickets cost £7-£8, with £5 concessions available on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinee. Tickets can be booked in advance through the website www.kingsleyplayers.co.uk or by ringing the box office on 07925 516760.