2020 Panto: The Snow Queen

Written by Julia West

20-22 Feb. 2020, matinees and evenings (yes, six in 3 days!):

Thursday 20th @ 10am & 2:30pm; Friday & Saturday 21st & 22nd @ 2:30 & 7:30pm

Cooper School, Bicester (details below)

Tickets on sale at:

The Bull in Launton (Sun-Thurs noon-11pm, Fri-Sat noon – midnight)

Coles Books in Bicester (Mon-Sat 9am – 5:30pm)

The story is based on the traditional classic written by Hans Christian Anderson. We follow Gerda on her adventures as she sets off to rescue her best friend Kai from the icy Snow Queen. Along the way she meets many friends, but can she overcome the Snow Queen’s wicked magic and save the day?

A treat for adults and children alike, this family-friendly traditional pantomime contains fantastic original music, hilarious characters, traditional slapstick, lots of magic and audience participation.

Get a sneak preview on the Show page.  And see last year’s performance photos in glorious colour on the 2019 Show’s page.

About the venue:

All shows will be in Cooper School Performance Hall (Churchill Road, Bicester, OX26 4RS). Ample free parking is available and will be clearly signposted by our parking marshals on the day.

Wheelchair access is available. At our Thursday shows we have made the entire front row suitable for wheelchair users. We have two wheelchair spaces available at our Friday and Saturday shows.

Refreshments are available to purchase before our shows and during the interval, including crisps, chocolates, ice creams, wine, squash, and tea, coffee and biscuits.

Toilet facilities, including baby change and disabled toilets are available.

If you have any other questions or requirements, our Front of House team will be more than happy to help.

About the show:

This is a traditional family pantomime, suitable for all ages from babies to age 100+. We actively encourage families with young children to attend, and often find children are mesmerised by the action on stage. If for any reason you need to step out, there is space at the side of the hall, or plenty of space Front of House if you need a quieter moment.

Whilst we use some special effects (for example, UV lighting, glitter balls) we do not use any loud bangs or strobe lighting.

This is The Village Players’ 34th pantomime. Over the years we have raised over £110,000 for local and national good causes, and with your help, hope that The Snow Queen will add to this amount.

About us:

The Village Players, based in Launton, produce one pantomime production each year, staged in February, and one or two other productions during the year, both dramatic and musical.  Over 100 people get involved in the panto, on stage, backstage, front of house, etc.

Enthusiasm and a passion for performing is the order of the day. With opportunities to help front of house, back stage, and in many other areas, this really is a village institution.  The monies raised go to charities.

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