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Come In Disguise, Win A Prize

If you go down to the woods (panto) today (in January), you’d better go in disguise.

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Hey kids (and big kids), would you like to join the cast of Goldilocks and The Three Bears on stage? Of course you would. Then all you have to do is dress up as one of our characters  … and you could also win a prize.

You could dress up Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear, Goldilocks, Circus Master, Big Game Hunter, Human Cannonball, Professor, or an Indiana Jones-type action hero.

We would love to see you.

Tickets for the shows are available from here.

Tickets Now Available From Norton Parish Hall

norton parish hall picTickets are now available for our production of Goldilocks & The Three Bears. It’s going to be a fab show and you’d be crazy to miss it.

You can get tickets from our website, from our wonderful ticket angel Christine McGovern (01905 820459 / ) and you also get them from the venue itself, the coffee shop at Norton Parish Hall

We offer a 10% discount for group bookings online. so don’t delay, book your tickets today.


Roll Up, Roll Up

It’s that time of year again when the jokes get silly, the heroes get heroic, the villains get their comeuppance and the Dame gets flirty. 

This year, Norton Theatre Group are proud to present Goldilocks & The Three Bears.
Will Goldilocks find love? Will Dame Dolly find her 17th husband. Will Lord Raven finally get rich? Will the three bears ever get to eat their porridge?

These questions, and more, might be answered.

Tickets are available Online Now!


Review in Slap Mag

Thanks to Andy O’hare for this review.

Dick Whittington (script by Chris Bennion)
Norton Theatre Group|10-12 January 2019

Not sure whether it’s me getting older or more probably sillier but I did enjoy another seasonal offering of slapstick, gratuitous overacting, singalong ditties, dodgy in-jokes and the traditional audience involvement at Norton Theatre Group’s production of Dick Whittington. It’s one of the few pantos based on a real-life story, but in this case only providing a minimal framework for Chris Bennion’s wacky and often off-beat script – always a good sign!! The real-life Dick Whittington was from Gloucester, so we start at his mother’s decidedly dubious cafe in the docks with its one- dimensional murine-based menu. Sarah Floenza Barbarella Gertrude Whittington (Paul Jones) is very proud of her son (Rob Milner) who aims to impress his sweetheart Alice (Rebecca Smith) by becoming Mayor of London. Sadly his plans are foiled by the evil power-crazy King Rat (Vicky Blake) who concocts a flurry of fake news in the gutter press to smear the innocent Dick, plans an unsubtle ballot-box-stuffing campaign (sounds familiar?) and finally recruits her, sorry his Rat sidekicks Deano, Franky and Sammy (Chris Daly, Sarah Bennion and Yvonne Ralphs) to shanghai Dick and spirit him overseas aboard Captain McSplash’s (Carl Ives) leaky lugger.

Not looking promising at this time for our hero, but the tale departs even further from the traditional as the boat founders and the occupants are improbably washed up three miles from Las V9egas where naturally Elvis himself (Michael Fox) is the first person they meet! Dick shows his mettle by foiling the Rats’ attempt to rob The King’s casino with the help of his cat Shadow (Jake Hurley) – so Elvis rewards him with a wadge of greenbacks and the use of his yacht to return to London – bear with me on this…King Rat is persuaded to apologise for the printed slurs and a nail-biting election comes down to the casting vote of the Rat sidekicks who repay their boss’s ill-treatment and niggardly wages settlement by voting for Dick to be Lord Mayor – well he did give them cheese to eat after all…

Probably not therefore a tale for the historical purist – but a thoroughly chucklesome offering with
plenty of humour for the kids and not-so-young in equal measures
from the pen of Mr Moldiwarts himself!



26231219_10160003690910121_2155138190351419607_nHi, I”m Carl. I joined NTG six years ago just for a bit of fun and now find myself strangely addicted to taking part.

It has been a lot of fun and along the way I’ve had two wives, been a dad, a monk and a pirate.15976932_10158219702070121_4311349329868968019_n

Taking part with my daughters since they joined has been truly special.

This year we have another cracking script and I am looking forward to what looks set to be my suitable part yet, although I am still unsure about the love interest.


(Pics by Mark Wakefield)1529808_10153749046610121_1914472943_o


Norton Theatre Group presents
Dick Whittington 


January 2019 at Norton Parish Hall

01905 820459 /
Or from The Coffee Shop at Norton Parish Hall, Littleworth.




I’m Poppy and this is my first year with Norton. I enjoy many things including Baking, singing, playing guitar and I love old musicals.

I wanted to join the panto this year to make new friends and gain confidence.

(Pics by Mark Wakefield)

Norton Theatre Group presents
Dick Whittington 


January 2019 at Norton Parish Hall


01905 820459 /
Or from The Coffee Shop at Norton Parish Hall, Littleworth.