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Bridport Pantomime Players Celebrate 50 Years

Bridport Pantomime Players 50 years

Published at 9:02am 25th November 2014.

Back in the days when Bridport had a railway station a group formed in the town that have been performing together ever since.

The Bridport Pantomime Players are putting on a free exhibition this weekend in the town hall to mark fifty years of annual productions!

Amy Wheatley, part of the group, tells us what they've gathered together from the past five decades, "Photographs, some costumes, some videos, some of the tracks that have been used in the pantomimes, and also we've got a special make-up table as well, and a lot of the props that were used in the productions. We don't want it to be a kind-of 'walk around in solitude', we want people to actually enjoy all the exhibits."

Amy also mentioned the group were surprised to learn some more about Bridport whilst putting the exhibition together, "Joe Hawker, our Producer, talked to us about how Bridport had a railway station, how there was no Bucky Doo Square, and we had department stores like Braileys and Elmes. Also, she told us all how during that time, when Panto first started in Bridport, the Co-op used to sell out of sequins and knicker elastic during Panto week!"

The exhibition will run from the 29th to the 30th November in Bridport Town hall, 10am-4pm.

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