Welcome to Lamberhurst Pantomime Society (LPS)
Have you ever fancied yourself as a handsome prince or maybe a wicked witch or even a chorus urchin, well now is your chance to shine and get involved in our lively Panto society, whether it be on stage or behind the scenes.
We are a friendly Society and welcome new performers, directors and backstage help. We are also free to join and only ask that you give you time, energy, good humour, acting skills (at whatever level) and if you have one, a singing voice! We try where possible to have a different Director and set designer for each performance, which gives each Pantomime a fresh approach every year.
As well as performing one Panto a year in January, we also try to put on other events such as Murder Mysteries, concerts and dramatic plays to support other Lamberhurst fundraising events.
LPS has a small committee which manages the day to day running of the society and we hold an Annual General Meeting every year in early May, where all members are encouraged to come along and contribute with their thoughts and ideas. The performances are held at the Lamberhurst Memorial Hall, the Broadway, which although has a small stage, it does have the capacity to hold up to 120 seats, which lends for a great atmosphere on performance night! Auditions will be held late September 2016 for the next Panto.
There is a good costume selection and great wardrobe support with our Wardrobe mistress Carla, who is always looking for volunteers to help out, if costume design is your thing. We do allow other interested parties to borrow the costumes so please contact the Pantomime Society if you are interested by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our sets are designed and built by members of the society and everyone is invited to pitch in during the weekends before a show to ensure that the set designers’ vision comes to life.
Not only do we have lots of fun putting the show together and performing but we also do this to raise money for charities through ticket sales and front of house raffle and refreshments. Any additional funds to the cost of running the show are divided between 3 charities Hospice in the Weald, Kent Air Ambulance and, since 2016, Headway. We have also supported local charities such as the British Legion.
So why wait…now is your chance to get involved with your local Panto society and help us to keep this fun tradition going for another 40 years!
Robin Hood and the Babes in the WoodJanuary 2022