Panto 2024 is launched!
Written by Cath Moyse - Wed 18th Oct 2023
LVP's 2024 pantomime, Rapunzel, was launched on Sunday with the first script readthrough. This year we have a cast of over 40, comprising adults, teen chorus, children's chorus and our five-piece band. It was lovely to see some new faces (who hadn't been scared off by our Open Evening in September!). Tickets went on sale on 6th October and we've already starting building the set, which features a very tall tower for Rapunzel to let her hair down from. I hope the costume designers are going to provide her with a long enough wig!
Once the admin was out of the way, the actors got down to reading the script, with the rest of the cast providing the audience boos, hisses and groans. It looks to fulfil all the traditional pantomime prerequisites - a princess, a principal boy, a dame, a wicked stepmother and a hapless comedy duo. The list of props requested gives a few hints to the story - a baby doll in a crib, a compass, a vintage comb and mirror, cheerleader pompoms, a superhero cloak and mask, a pirate flag and treasure chest, and three hobby horses.
As well as the pantomime, which is in aid of Bicester Autism, LVP are also raising money to buy new stage blocks. Our next fundraising event is a Race Night at The Bull in Launton on Friday 10th November. Please do come along to support this worthy cause.
The panto cast will also be out in force at the Christmas Lights Switch On in Sheep Street on Saturday 25th November. Please come along and say hello, and have a go at some free Rapunzel-themed craft activities.
Rapunzel tickets have only been on sale for 10 days, but we've already sold 28% of the seats. Tickets are available here www.ticketsource.co.uk/lvp. Make sure you use the code EARLYBIRD to get an extra 10% off!