Sunderland theatre company seeks new recruits

Park Productions' panto.
Park Productions' panto.
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So you think panto season is over? Oh no it isn’t!

A Sunderland-based theatre company is looking for new recruits to help stage its panto in April.

As a result of retirements, and work commitments, Park Productions has a number of vacancies for actors, dancers and behind-the-scenes staff.

The group is hoping to stage Alan Robinson’s pantomine Once Upon A Witch, in early April.

In this pantomime, Fairyland is in a financial pickle and has had to downsize its workforce, meaning there can be only one prince, princess, wolf and witch to tell every story.

To make matters worse, the Fairyland storybook is missing and all the tales are getting tangled together.

In the midst of this muddle, the wicked witch spies an opportunity to magic up a bad ending, but she can’t do it alone…

Could her spellbinding new apprentice, Aurora, hold the key to her destiny, or does the girl have her own wish to fulfil?

Park productions meets on Tuesdays from 7.30 p.m. at Burn Park Methodist Church in Sunderland.

The next get-together is on Tuesday, January 5.

The group has a wide age range of members (from age of 8 upwards, including people over 60).

Founded in 1992, Park productions has performed a variety of different shows including pantomimes, Music Halls, themed concerts and religious musicals.

To find out mores, visit the website; or telephone 0191 5226257.

There is also a facebook page