King Arthur The Panto

Date 28th January 2022
Society Washington Theatre Group
Venue Arts Centre Washington
Type of Production Pantomime
Director Steve Pinkney/Rachel Neill
Producer Barry Hogan
Written By Barry Hogan


Author: Helen Abraham

I was delighted to be asked to cover for another rep who is unfortunately out of action at the moment, to cover Washington Theatre group’s pantomime, “King Arthur The Panto” at Arts Centre Washington.  I’m familiar with the venue having directed some plays there myself and it can be a little tough with only one real stage entrance to stage left

I was treated to a colourful take on the traditional King Arthur story, a tournament taking place within the castle and some lovely dancing provided by three members of Trish n Trina School of Dance.  I’m afraid I’ve no idea which three I saw on attending but they had lovely smiles and were very enthusiastic.

The costumes were bright and colourful and Suzie the Cook’s light up baps were a sight to behold!  The tinder slideshow was very different and entertaining, it was just a shame it slowed the pace down a little as it really was a novel way to entertain the audience.  The training video pre-recorded of Freya, Gawain and Percy was extremely funny and well put together.

Danny Stones as Merlin was really excellent in his role with brilliant mannerisms, timing and humour and Angie Chard as Guinevere had an excellent singing voice.

Costumes were very good and the hand painted set was excellent.  Well done to you all!