Peter Pan set to sprinkle some magic on the January gloom

Swords will be drawn over three days in Hopeman next week
Swords will be drawn over three days in Hopeman next week

A VILLAGE TRADITION of holding their annual panto performance over until after the Christmas and New Year is being upheld next week in Hopeman.

The local amateur dramatic society have been working hard through the holiday period perfecting their costumes and jokes in time for Peter Pan to sprinkle a little magic over the January gloom.

During their four performances over three days next week in the Memorial Hall, the society hope to generate a great deal of laughter with Director Nikki Burnel promising to cheer people up as they in turn cheer for the flying boy hero.

“It is a good thing to do in January as there is not much else happening around this time of year,” the veteran of several local panto’s said, adding: “It cheers people up when they might not be so cheerful – and also brightens up an otherwise dull afternoon.

“There will be lots of good jokes and while much of the laughs will come from the dames, the younger members of the cast have some good lines as well.”

Tickets for the panto are available now from the Costcutter Store in Hopeman – all proceeds go to local charity groups. Performances will be taking place on Thursday and Friday, January 14 and 15, at 7pm while there will be two final performances on Saturday, January 16 at 1pm and 5.30pm.