Panto season is still in full swing, oh, yes it is . . .

The Witch and the Dame in Lancing Repertory Players' Hickory Dickory Dock

The Witch and the Dame in Lancing Repertory Players' Hickory Dickory Dock

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CHRISTMAS may be over but the pantomime season is still in full swing for Adur.

Dick Whittington is running at The Barn Theatre in Southwick until Saturday, then Hickory, Dickory Dock opens at Lancing Parish Hall on Thursday.

The Southwick Players’ pantomime Dick Whittington features teenage dance student Georgia Harrison as the magical cat.

Georgia, 16, of Underdown Road, Southwick, brings all her dance and movement skills to her portrayal of Tommy.

Dick Whittington’s sea voyage to rid the palace of the Sultan of Morocco of a plague of rats becomes a comedy of errors. Captain Cockle, played by Sharon Churchill, of Fairdene, Southwick, struggles to run a ‘tight ship’ due to the madness and mayhem caused by her first mate, Mr Mussell, played by H Reeves, of Meadway Court, Southwick.

There are evening performances daily until Saturday at 7.30pm, plus a matinée on Saturday at 2.30pm. Call the box office on 01273 597094 or visit www.southwickplayers.org.uk for tickets.

Lancing Repertory Players, which has a lot of members and supporters in Shoreham, has moved away from traditional pantos this year.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock by Graham Barraclough is a tale of fun and adventure, featuring Carrie Buckett the Dame and odd job man Ferdy Flapp, who must find Old Father Time to help his family and friends.

They visit lots of exciting places through the Time Tunnel and meet many other characters on their way.

Joan Pimm, publicity officer, said: “There will be singing and dancing and plenty of audience participation. So, come and join in all the fun.”

Hickory, Dickory Dock, directed by Sue Duncan, will run from Thursday, January 15, to Saturday, January 17, at 7.30pm daily, with a matinée next Saturday at 3.30pm.

Tickets available online at www.lancingrep.co.uk/boxoffice or call 01903 243588.