After an undesirably long break, we were delighted to announce that there was to be a Woodingdean pantomime in December 2021 but sadly due to the latest Covid outbreak and with an extrmely heavy heart we have had to postpone the pantomime till April 2022
The Wizard That Was is a completely home grown production by a group of brillaint people from the local community. The time and effort that went into putting on the performance in December will be reignited for our April show. We look forward to seeing you all then.
The content below was written prior to the postopment of the pantomime.
We have the biggest cast ever, and are looking forward to bringing you our completely locally made production.
A huge thank you to local artist
Tony Parsons for his wonderful painting that will help us promote this year's event
You can keep up to date with us via our Facebook page
As usual we will be holding a raffle, this year the money raised will go to The Church of the Holy Cross Roof Fund & the Martlets hospice. if you'd like to make a donation to the raffle please leave us a message on Facebook
Rehearsals under way - October 2021
A selection of images from Peter Pandemonium and ALadIn Woodingdean
'Smashing panto, folks. Can't wait for the next one. '
'Well done all of you! What a fantastic show '
'Well done all of you! What a fantastic show '
'Thank you all so much for a most wonderful evening, the panto was brilliant'
£100 was also donated to the 19th Brighton Scout group. They are initending to buy additional Scout Hut signage with this donation
We were lucky enough to have photographer Ann Glyne-Thomas in the house, and she has been kind enough to let us use her photos below… if you share them please do credit Ann – it's just the right thing to do
We are a community group based in Woodingdean, a village about 3 miles east of Central Brighton. This will be our 3rd Pantomime
We have been delighted that residents of Woodingdean have been so supportive of our shows and overwhelmed by their lovely comments – mainly posted on our facebook page
Robin Wood is a completely home-grown pantomime loosely based on the traditional folk tale. It was written and directed by Jo Weatherall with the help of a fantastic, small and perfectly formed team.
All the actors are based in Woodingdean and many hadn't stepped onto the stage until our first panto in December 2015.If you are interested in joining in the fun – follow us on facebook
ALadIn Woodingdean is a completely home-grown pantomime loosely based on a middle eastern folk tale. It was written and directed by Jo Weatherall with the help of a fantastic, small and perfectly formed team. All the actors are based in Woodingdean and many hadn't stepped onto the stage until our first panto in December 2016. If you are interested in joining in the fun – follow us on facebook
We were lucky enough to have 2 photographers in the house. Ann Glyne-Thomas and Peter Tierney, They have been kind enough to let us use their photos below… if you share them please do credit the photographer – it's just the right thing to do
We staged our first ever show, a pantomime, Peter Pandemonium, in December 2015 at the Woodingdean Scout Hut. There were 2 performances and both were sold out. We were delighted to receive so much positive feedback after our first show. Peter Pandemonium was a family show for everyone from 3 to 103. It was our first ever show, so what we lacked in experience we made up for in enthusiasm.
Woodingdean Players rehearse a the Woodingdean Scout Hut which is located at the end of Old Parish Lane behind Woodingdean Primary School.
You can like us on Facebook
And check us out on Twitter too.
We spend Sunday afternoons from mid September rehearsing for the pantomime - rehearsals are pretty hard work but we do try to make sure we have fun too.
If you'd like to be part of the pantomime then please do follow us onfacebook and make sure you come along to our meet and greet - details will be published there.
The rehearsals are two to three hours long and as well as the cast there are many people who turn up week after week to support them. Without their help the panto simply couldn't happen.
There are many people we would like to thank for supporting the Woodingdean Players Pantomime
David and Sharon @ Maslen Estate Agents
Sharon & John @ Parker Joinery (who built our stage)
Sue and her team at the DBC Greengrocers
Tony and Julie @ Deja People
Andy @ Andrew John Deisgn
Andy @ Three pillars of fitness
Jo @ Build14me
Luigi and Fiona @ Paws with a Cause
Gary at the Brighton School of singing
Debbie @ I want that present
Other people who have helped us loads
Peter Tierney and Ann Glyne-Thomas for some right lovely photo's
Paul Glyne-Thomas for producing our truly brilliant panto DVD
Chris, Emily, Shane, Adrian, Julie, Ed, Sanson, Susannah, Suzanne, Annette, Danny, Nigel,
Also a big thank you to The 19th Brighton Scouts for the hire of their scout hut and to Colin in particular for his patience and help!