Announcing Dick Whittington – 2016 Panto

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The classic Panto story of Boy meets Cat, meets girl, meets rats and becomes Lord Mayor, told in a panto style. This version stars the incomparable Frankie Binatra and his Rat Pack as the villains. It takes place in London Town where the streets are supposed to be paved with gold and then there is a trip to Morocco thrown in!!.

Profits from the show are used to support disadvantaged students at the Starehe Girl’s Centre in Nairobi, Kenya and to produce next year’s panto.

 

There will be 6 performances of this year’s show: 8th December(19:30), 9th of December (19:30), 10th of December (13:30 and 19:30) and 11th (12:30 and 17:00) at the Scala, Freierstrasse, Basel.

 

Tickets will be on sale from the 12th of September 2016.

 

Looking to strengthen the production team

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For this year’s panto “Dick Whittington” we are looking for help for the production. We have been putting on shows for over 20 years and for the last 6 years we have staged our show at the scala (sits 380 people) and have an audience of over 2000 people.

We are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Costumes: We need someone with the vision to decide on what costumes we require for the show, plan what is required. We have a number of existing costumes that could be used or altered and would require a number of new costumes. 
  • We are also looking for  general costume crew for people who can construct and sew.
  • Sound: We are looking for someone to run the sound desk for the show and a sound designer
  • Lighting: We are looking for lighting designer
  • Prop master/mistress to create and collect the props

If you are interested or know some one who is interested in any of the roles please contact us at baselenglishpanto@gmail.com.

Thank you to everyone who helped, acted or watched Young King Arthur

Another panto has been performed and theatre is empty again. Thank you to everyone who helped out, acted or came to see the show. We are delighted to have entertained over 2000 people.

The planning has already started for next year’s show “Dick Whittington” and we will hold auditions in April. If you want to be the first to be informed please join our mailing list, using the link on the right hand side of the web page.

Looking for Directors and suggestions for future shows

Hello Everyone – here we are looking for Directors and suggestions for future Pantos . If there is anyone out there who would like to step forward with a proposal and a concept for a show then please contact the committee  and we will be in touch.’