'Robin Hood' The Story
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It's Panto Time Again

Pilton Panto 2018 is underway following the announcement by Writer and Director Lee Smith at the first read through in The Reform Inn on Thursday 21st September when more than twenty enthusiastic people (seen below) turned up to find out what was planned.


Less than three weeks later, after the preliminary read through at the twice-weekly rehearsals, the pantomime was cast by Director Lee and his Assistant Director Pip Cartmell. Read more about it on the News & Views page of this website.

'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood' will be presented in Pilton Church Hall from Wednesday 14th February until Saturday 17th February 2018. Tickets will be available in January 2018. For more about it, go to the 'Robin Hood' The Story page. The Schedule of Rehearsals - Thursdays and Sundays in The Reform Inn and Pilton Church Hall respectively - is also set out (follow the link). And we will be keeping you up to date with news and views of the cast and progress of the rehearsals on our News and Views page.

Below we have posted photographs from the 2016 Panto 'Aladdin' and the 2017 Panto 'Dick Whittington' both of which were great successes and between them raised £2,200 towards the cost of the permanent bar being built in the Hall.


Selected photographs from the 2017 Pilton Panto 'Dick Whittington' by photographer Julie Wicks

click on image of The Final Curtain below

The Final Curtain

Many thanks to Julie for these great photographs


Selected photographs from the 2016 Pilton Panto production of 'Aladdin'

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Aladdin The Final Curtain

More about Pilton Panto

The history of theatrical productions in Pilton Church Hall goes back to at least 1923-24 and the play ‘Oliver Twist’.  The last play produced there was Noèl Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ by The Lord Basil's Reformers in 2014 and there have been a couple of very successful Murder Mystery plays in the meantime - 'Who Killed the Hotel Manager' in 2016 and 'Who Killed the Pop Star' in 2017.  The last pantomime produced in Pilton before 'Aladdin' in 2016 and 'Dick Whittington' in 2017 was ‘Cinderella’ in 2013.

The 2016 panto 'Aladdin', was adapted and directed by Lee Smith, and happened during the February Half-term. 'Dick Whittington' was the 2017 panto produced at the same time in February 2017. It was both written and directed by Lee Smith. The 2018 panto 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood', again written and directed by Lee Smith, will also be taking place in the Spring Half-term, specifically from Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th February 2018.


Newcomers (& Oldcomers) Welcome!

We would love as many people from the wider Pilton community to get involved in Pilton Theatre Productions and the Pilton Panto. If you would like to be involved in the 2018 Pilton Panto (or beyond) in any way whatsoever, on stage, backstage or front of house, please Contact the Panto Team or come along to the twice-weekly rehearsals in The Reform Inn and Pilton Church Hall. Apart from anything else, you could have a great time!


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