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When Jason, the owner of The Uniform Centre in Wakefield read in the Pontefract and Castleford Express about the trials and tribulations that we had faced this year he wanted to do something to cheer us up.  So he contacted the Society and offered to provide free sweatshirts featuring the logo of the Society for Junior members.  In total he donated over 30 sweatshirts which he had had especially embroidered with the Society logo for the children.   Some were given to children who attended the costume return (see photo) and others will be given out in September.

The Uniform Centre provides bespoke and multi-purpose school uniform, work wear and corporate clothing.   It is based in on Kirkgate in Central Wakefield. 
It was a really nice gesture of Jason to contact the Society and we hope parents will consider visiting his shop when they have school uniform needs.

The Uniform Centre of 88 Kirkgate Wakefield

SHOW REVIEW

 

Cinderella Comes to Pontefract

 

Despite a faltering start when the show couldn’t go due to power failure the community of Pontefract was treated to a trip to Panto Land when St Giles with St Mary’s Pantomime Theatre Society performed its annual Pantomime at Pontefract Town Hall.  The production was the 65th annual pantomime performed in the venue and with a cast of 70, led by Wendy Underwood, it brought a rainbow of colour to a dull, wet and cold January.

 

Society new girl, Beki Elcock, played Cinderella and together with Alison Knox as Prince Charming – they have made a great couple with strong voices suited to their roles.

 

The Society was delighted to welcome back Eric Arundell to play Grizelda with Vince Empsall as Gertrude and along with Connor Lovell playing Buttons they had the audience rolling in their seats with laughter.  The strong comedy script by Alan Frayn was just right for this Society and Martin Lodge (Baron Hardup), Joanne Sykes (The Baroness) along with John and David Marsh as the Barmy Builders added to the never ending humour.  Carol Kain played the Fairy Godmother and Amy Charlotte was Dandini and together this strong cast gave local people a really good night out.

 

The principals were not alone in delivering a resounding performance – the large chorus were on top form – singing and dancing to some big musical numbers.  The children of the chorus and junior dancers were clearly having a great time as they danced their way through the show singing and dancing to both modern and traditional songs.  Marley Watson provided excellent piano accompaniment – which is a great achievement for the local 16 year old.

 

Mention must be given to the fabulous costumes which provided a colourful spectacle and which are, along with the props, made by Society volunteers.

 

Jeannette Morgan, Society Chairman said “It has been a challenging year with cast changes, but it is great to have such a dedicated team of performers and supporters who work hard throughout the year to ensure that the production is of a really high standard.  There are lots of people on stage, but a huge team of volunteers work in the background to sell tickets, make costumes, serve refreshments and look after the children as well as many other tasks.  Together we are a big family and are grateful to the people of Pontefract who come along to see the show – we hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.”

 

It was a great show and clearly enjoyed by those who saw it and those who performed in it.  A real demonstration that amateur dramatics is alive and kicking in Pontefract.

 

January 2014