Oh no he didn't!

Visit to Youlgrave Panto

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It’s Behind You!

The Rotary Club of Matlock has for the past 24 years organised an annual trip, for local children, to a pantomime. This includes a coach ride, an ice cream at the interval and a chocolate bar, all paid for by Matlock Rotary Club.

This year, the pantomime trip was to see Cinderella, performed at Youlgrave Village Hall. This is the 55th annual pantomime production at Youlgrave Village Hall, produced and performed by local residents.

It was a wonderful performance, enjoyed as much by the performers as the audience

In particular, Baron Hardup (Keith Evans), the Ugly Sisters (David Pryor and Mick Partridge), Cinderella( Jordon Hodgkinson) and Buttons(Tom Birch) were terrific but all the cast performed at the highest level, even Dumpling the horse, and all are to be congratulated on putting on a first class pantomime which had the audience in fits of laughter.

The costumes were fit for the West End and the stage scenery was simply magnificent.

A total of 42 children and their guardians, including a large contingent from Castle View School, Matlock, formed the Rotary Club party, and all enjoyed the show, especially the audience participation, which included singing and shouting out “it’s behind you” and “oh yes you are” and “oh no you’re not”.

Diane Blount, the President of Matlock Rotary Club said “It is great to be involved in taking children to a pantomime, especially when it is all performed by local people. Cinderella is a lovely story, much enjoyed by many generations, and Youlgrave Village Hall should be proud of what they have achieved in putting on the show. I would also like to thank Rotarian John Bent who arranged the pantomime visit and all previous pantomime visits.”

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