IT was a case of full house attendance at this year’s pantomime in Ferns.
The production of ‘Jack and the Beantstalk – A New Telling!’, by Thomas O’Leary, was staged by Ferns Dramatic Society and it went down a storm with locals.
From the colourful costumes and brilliant stage set to the top drawer acting on stage the show had all of the essential elements that make pantomimes very popular with theatre-goers.
The community hall in the village was packed for each night’s performance, much to the delight of the society members, who worked very hard in the weeks leading up to it to ensure that it was a fun-filled night for all members of the family.
A spokesperson for the society commented: “After far too long of being off the stage, Ferns Dramatic Society was so excited to be bringing this years panto from the page to the stage.”
In the show the audience was treated to an alternative take on the classic tale of the boy versus giant and were taken on a whirlwind dangerous, but fun-filled adventure.
The show featured hilarious characters including a talking cow and a very impressive dame along with some colourful characters such as the evil ‘Nigella’ and ‘Poison Ivy’.
However, Jack had a great ally in the Fairy Mother Nature who helped in deal with a myriad of challenges. The society thanked everyone who supported the show and helped make it a success.