We went to see the pantomime at Aberystwyth Arts Centre yesterday. It was Jack and the Beanstalk and I was pleasantly surprised.
The pantomime is put on by The Wardens Dramatic Society who have been producing shows in Aberystwyth since Jack and the Beanstalk in 1983. The productions are directed by Richard Cheshire, who also plays a leading role in them and this year played the Dame. You can find out more about The Wardens Dramatic Society here – although their website could do with some updating – maybe that could be a website design job for me!
It was pretty funny at times, the kids and adults all seemed to love it and it was a very professional show. Obviously as a pantomime it can’t be too serious or ‘too professional’ but it was slick, funny and the cast all seemed to be enjoying themselves. It was the last show of the season which may have helped matters and I’m sure the cast were playing a few tricks on each other as well which made it good fun.
Being Aberystwyth it could have been a very amateur affair, but it wasn’t and I’d highly recommend it. I’m sure we’ll be going next year.