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Once Upon a Time

Step back in TIME for a brilliant, fast paced and hilarious new Pantomime. The Fairy Godmother has lost her magic powers and enlists the help of a local Inventor, and his new Time Machine, to go back in time in the hope of preventing the villainous Phillipe Fogg from stealing them. Will they succeed?

Witness the journeys of our weird and wonderful characters throughout time; sing and dance along to a vast array of music from different eras; watch out for surprises, twists and turns along the way.

Renowned for their completely original and brand new stories, this year is no different for The Blue Light Theatre Company. Written by Perri Ann Barley, with additional script by Steven Clark, ‘Once Upon a Time’ is filled with everything you want from a Panto and more. Then add in superb Direction by Craig Barley, stunning Choreography by Devon Wells and a very talented cast and crew – you are in for a treat! All proceeds go to Motor Neurone Disease Association and York Against Cancer. Join us in January 2022 for a fun-filled, time travelling adventure.

Oh! What A Circus

Oh! What A Circus is our brand new 2020 Pantomime written by Perri Ann Barley, with additional material by Steven Clark.  It will be directed by Craig Barley and Choreography by Devon Wells.

A fun story of 2 rival Circus owners going head to head to bring the greatest ever show to town!  Featuring lots of great characters, songs, dances and hilarious script - it's not to be missed!  So, why not come and join the Circus?

Show dates are Fri 24th, Sat 25th (Matinee), Wed 29th, Thurs 30th, Fri 31st January 2020 - all evening performances start at 7.30pm and Sat Matinee starts at 1pm at the Acomb Working Mens Club.  Tickets are £10 Adults, £8 Concessions and £5 Children.  All proceeds to Motor Neurone Disease Association York and York Against Cancer.

Wonderland

Wonderland was our 2019 Panto written by Perri Ann Barley, with additional script by Steven Clark.  It was Directed and Produced by Craig Barley and Choreographed by Devon Wells.  This was show number 7 and was another huge success - with 2 extra performances this year, including a Saturday matinee, it saw almost 200 more people coming along to see us.  Initial costings show that we have been able to make a profit of £3000 (400 of which is from our Play 'Teechers' in June 2018) and was divided between our 2 chosen charities - Motor Neurone Disease Association York and York Against Cancer.

Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders

Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee.
From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up.
But, while packed full of wit and very funny scenes, this is also a genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot which will tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time!
'Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders' has already had more than seventy productions, and hundreds of performances, in the UK, Australia and the US. Without exception, audiences have loved it and the cast and crew too.

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