The Pantomime at the Wesleyan Church Hall, Percy Main

The hall was packed every night for the week.

This was an annual event for a number of years. I was only involved in one, ‘Robinson Crusoe’ in 1948. My job was to help operate the spotlight situated in an alcove above the Hall door. I loved that time. Everyone helped prepare the costumes and sets weeks before and all of the cast learned their lines. My brother was one of them. The hall was packed every night for the week. Looking back, I realise that it was done very well for people who had no training as actors. The Dame was William (Billy) Sanderson who seemed to have a natural acting skill and was very funny, but all the cast were good.

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