Panto Farmers

He's behind you! Anna Jones meets a talented troupe of farmers who tread the boards...oh yes they do! Now in its 35th year, the Rhydycroesau Village Pantomime is a much-loved tradition on the Welsh-Shropshire border near Oswestry.

Ever since their first production of Robinson Crusoe in 1979, a cast of local farmers and residents have rehearsed throughout the winter months, to put on a real show for sell-out audiences. Some members of the cast are now local celebrities, including Trev Jones the hedge-layer who always forgets his lines and panto stalwart Bryan Evans who practises in front of his cattle.

Anna explores the stories behind the pantomime and finds out how theatre brings a remote rural community closer together. So pull up a seat and put your hands together for the 2014 performance of 'Puss in Boots'!

Presented and produced by Anna Jones.

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Sun 19 Jan 2014 06:35