We will be back at the Hawkey Hall!

Oh yes we will!

It is with great sadness that we have made the decision to postpone this year’s production. Pantomime has been part of Christmas in Woodford since 1962 and we were looking forward to planning our eighth production of Aladdin. In light of the continuing pandemic and rules around social distancing – along with the cost of producing a show the size of panto – we cannot afford to take any risks that might jeopardise the future and health of our company. But fear not, the show will go on and we will return in January 2022!

We thank you, our audience, for all the support you have given us over the years and we look forward to welcoming you once again at the Sir James Hawkey Hall

(We’re also planning some smaller-scale events over the next few months, so please keep an eye out for more information).

NO RESTRICTED VIEW

Tiered seating is installed for this production, so even the tinest member of the audience has a clear view

PARKING

There is ample parking in the adjacent car park. Charges do apply at certain times

FRONT OF HOUSE

The licensed bar will be open half an hour before each performance selling drinks, sweets, snacks and novelties

BOX OFFICE – 01992 524371

Open between the hours of 9am to 9pm for telephone, group bookings and general enquires

The 2022 Woodford Pantomime Committee

Chris Chappell

(Front of House)

Mary Heard

(Publicity to Schools)

Ellouise Dennis

(Social Media)

Bonnie Young

(Social Media)

Ellie Belcher

(Committee Member)

Jane Ellison

(Treasurer)

Keith Wilkins

(Front of House Manager)

Karen Kelsey

(Front of House)

Dawn Young

(Cast Representative)

John Evans

(Technical Manager)

Graham Widger

(Rehearsal Manager)

Mandy Madhani

(Chairperson)

Ellen Madhani

(Committee Member)

Mandy Davies

(Hall Manager)

Debbie Roper

(Costume Mistress)

Judy Linard

(Design and Publicity)

Tracy Lodge

(Committee Member)

The Venue

Sir James Hawkey Hall is situated on Broomhill Road in Woodford Green and has been home to the Woodford Pantomime for 59 years. It is 0.6 miles from Woodford Station.

Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Rd, Woodford Green IG8 0BG

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to be in the next pantomime. When are your auditions?

Auditions are held in June. Please contact Jane at jane.ellison@bt.com for details. Child cast members must be 10 years old unless specifically required for a principal role.

Can my child sit on my lap?

Yes, children up to 2 years can sit on your lap but please be aware that buggies and carseats cannot be taken into the auditorium. Please ask a member of front of house for where it can be stored.

Are there space for wheelchairs?

Yes, but spaces are limited to 2 wheelchairs per performance so book early. The front of house team will be there to give any assistance needed.

Do card payments incur a booking fee?

Yes, we are sorry to say they do.

I am not a performer but would like to get involved. Who do I contact?

We are always looking for helpers in all areas including backstage, front of house and the set up. Please contact Jane at  jane.ellison@bt.com if you would like to join the team.

Is it suitable for very young children?

It does rather depend on the child but generally aged two and upwards is best. It is a great introduction to theatre as it really doesn’t matter if they are not completely quiet – in fact we positively encourage it!

Can I take photographs?

No! Copyright and child protection laws forbid it.

How do I organise a birthday call out?

Contact one of the front of house staff on arrival.

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Woodford Pantomime's so far

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We have never cancelled a show in sixty years before

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We have produced Aladdin 7 times before

OUR CHARITY

Over £2,000 was raised for Little Princess Trust in our bucket collections after each performance last year. Next time we will be supporting supporting the Alzheimer’s Society.

OUR SPONSOR

With many thanks to STOW BOTHERS for sponsoring us for the fourth year running.

WOODFORD PANTOMIME

Celebrating 60 years of pantomime in Woodford

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Rapunzel

2020

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Treasure Island

2019

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Jack and the Beanstalk

2018

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Beauty and the Beast

2017

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Robin Hood

2016

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Cinderella

2015

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Sleeping Beauty

2014

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Dick Whittington

2013

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Peter Pan

2012

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Jack and the Beanstalk

2011

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Aladdin

2010

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Cinderella

1961