Panto combines fairy tale favourites

October 29 2018

WHEN actors from St Stephen's Drama Group were reading scripts for their next panto, they knew they had found the right one when they couldn't stop laughing.

Now the cast and crew are busy rehearsing Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Pigs to ensure their audiences end up in stitches too.

The show sees heroine Little Red Riding Hood take on an evil stepmother, a cunning wolf and, at the same time, learning to cook.

The production, a new adaptation by David Crump and Paul Simcox, follows hot on the heels of the group's sell out summer show, Murder at Crimson House.

It sees the collaboration of two producers, Kate Kendell and Alice Hall, who have been with the group for many years. 

Alice said: "When it came to choosing a panto to do this time, we really wanted something fresh and up to date for our audience. The first time we read through this one, it immediately stood out, and quite frankly, the group is still laughing its way through rehearsals now at some of the witty one liners." 

Kate, who has produced many highly successful pantomimes for the group, said: "I love musicals so arranging the songs and dances, with help from the rest of the members, is something I genuinely find very exciting."

Tickets for Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Pigs are on sale from November 6 at £7 for OAPs and children and £9 for adults. It starts at 7.30pm and runs from January 31 to February 2, with a matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Church Road, Soundwell.

For further information about the show and St Stephen’s Drama Group, visit