Frankenstein, The Panto!

A pantomime, by David Swan. Directed by Neil Border
January 2009



A traditional family pantomime with a difference. Will the potty Professor Crackpot come up with a way of saving everyone from Dracula's granny? Who will Prince Ludwig marry? Will Miss Nelly ever control her rioting schoolgirls?

The society would like to thank Maurice Halder for designing and making the cloak worn by Granula and David Rumelle for musical advice.

A raffle was held at each performance. The proceeds of which, were shared between Friends of Sussex Eye Hospital and Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice charities.

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Cast and Crew

Herr Pumpernickel, an innkeeper Frank Dahmen
Frau Pumpernickel, his wife June Mitchley
Fankie, their servant Graeme Lake
Heidi, an orphan Lucy King
Kodak, her dog Sidonie Lake
Buckles, the Prince's valet Malcolm Crowther
Prince Ludwig of Bavaria Josh Osborne
Profressor Crackpot, a crazy inventor Brian Page
Miss Nelly, a headmistress Simon Kirk
Bridget Bloggs, a schoolgirl Heather Austin
Mabel Crumb, a shoolgirl Sandra Spalding
Agnes Swipe, a shoolgirl Sally Prince
Constance Swot, a shoolgirl Gill Lake
Ethel Ready, a shoolgirl Noreen O'Sullivan
Count Dracula, a shoolgirl Mikey Pearce*
School girls or boys Neil Border
Granula, his grandmother Lesley Arnold
Taverna patrons Chris Mears
Noreen O'Sullivan
Sandra Spalding
Oliver Venturi
Ghosts Oliver Venturi
Zara Wilkins
Spectral milmaild Zara Wilkins
Ghoulish Papergirl Zara Wilkins
Director Neil Border
Producer Neil Border
Stage Manager Jo Newman
Lighting design Stuart Green
Sound design Rowland Myers
Set design Len Lake
Percussion David Heathcote
Costume Gill Lake
Sally Prince
Sublime to the Ridiculous
Make-up Debi Lake
Assistant Stage Manager Frank Dahmen
Andrew Hindell
Clifford Conway
Chris Mears
Sound operation Ron Judd
Lighting operation Neil Border
Set construction Peter Canning
Andrew Hindell
Graeme Lake
Len Lake
Chris Mears
Lighting rigging Stuart Green
Make-up assistant Francesca Ellis
Lighting assistant Danny Barden
Box Office Marian Myers
Farthings of Rottingdean
Front of House Manager Elaine Eardley
Publicity Neil Border
Mary Wallace
Publicity design Stuart Green

* denotes a debut on the Rottingdean stage

Performance Dates

Fri 16th Jan 2009 at 7:45 PM
Sat 17th Jan 2009 at 2:00 PM
Sat 17th Jan 2009 at 7:45 PM
Sun 18th Jan 2009 at 2:00 PM
Thu 22nd Jan 2009 at 7:45 PM
Fri 23rd Jan 2009 at 7:45 PM
Sat 24th Jan 2009 at 2:00 PM
Sat 24th Jan 2009 at 7:45 PM



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