Faringdon Dramatic Society Presents for your entertainment
‘ARTHUR’S ADVENTURE OR MERLIN TO THE RESCUE’ By Peter Webster
It’s that time again! All is not well in Camelot. The King is dead and a successor must be found; the Knights suggest ways to settle the succession, but are persuaded by Merlin the magician to hold a tournament to decide who will attempt to pull the fabled sword from the stone, with whoever succeeds becoming King. Sir Loin tells Arthur, his squire, to collect all the equipment he needs for the tournament, with the final instruction not to forget a thing. Of course, Arthur forgets something crucial – Sir Loin’s sword; seeing one seemingly abandoned in the stone, he brings it to Sir Loin. When Sir Loin realises that this means Arthur should be King, he takes the sword and sends Arthur away, so as to keep the secret to himself – much to the disgust of his girlfriend Margaret and Mrs Tickleme the housekeeper. All this is witnessed by Morgan, the enchantress, who is planning to put her useless son Robin on the throne; she decides to get Arthur out of the way by sending her sinister Dark Knights to capture him and to lock him into a deep, dark dungeon. Meanwhile Arthur has met with Merlin and been taken on as his apprentice and Sir Loin has realised how mean he has been to Arthur and is now regretting what he has done. To make amends, he confesses what he has done and puts the sword back in the stone. Morgan arrives demanding the sword and when this is refused she turns very nasty indeed! But, of course, Arthur, with the help of Merlin, Margaret, Mrs Tickleme and the Knights, eventually finds a way to spoil Morgan’s plans and to claim his rightful place on the throne. So all ends happily! As is traditional with our annual pantomime, there will be lots of awful jokes, plenty of action, scares, chases, well known songs and colourful costumes. So come and join us!
Performances – Saturday 28th January 2017, Matinee - 2.30pm, evening 7.30p Sunday 29th January 2017, Matinee – 2.30pm
Friday 3rd February 2017, Evening - 7:30pm Saturday 4th February 2017, Matinee - 2:30pm, Evening - 7:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Faringdon Junior School, The Elms, Gloucester Street, Faringdon. SN7 7HZ
Tickets – Adults £8, Under 16s £6 (No concessions)
Available online or from 'Hare in The Woods', 7a Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HL Advance tickets available from 5th December 2016