A riot of rudeness at THE Leiston Film Theatre!
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tagline on the poster read "If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise" - and we were, or maybe we weren't, as some of those around me, who had experienced Team B Production's previous adult offering of Throbbin Hood, were fully aware of what was to follow and there was a distinct air of anticipation in the packed auditorium at Leiston Film Theatre in September.
And so, with the public announcements and warnings of the content to come, the lights were dimmed, the overture was played
idea of my literary limitations! This would not be everyone's cup of tea, but by golly did those present enjoy themselves, joining in when invited to, with one good sport encouraged on stage to take part in the filming of an adult film, entitled Forest Hump!
When I saw the show, a few lines were either forgotten or muddled, much to the amusement of the audience, who
seemed watching the curtain was
raised on two hours of utter naughtiness, courtesy of Wayne Burns and as he refers to them, his cast of mischief makers, as they presented a naughty new twist on the classic story in Rude Riding Hood.
Having not witnessed Throbbin Hood in 2017, which was also taken to the Spa Pavilion Theatre in Felixstowe to rave reviews in 2018, my visit to the adult Pantoland can only be likened to trying a new dish for the first time and being pleasantly surprised at how palatable the experience was. This was a conveyor belt of non-stop jokes and routines and not just of the verbal variety - as your eyes had to be everywhere to catch every sight and sound gag thrown in for good measure. People around me were literally crying with laughter, as the shenanigans on stage ranged from the silly and farcical, to the utterly outrageous.
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This review is somewhat restricted to report the exact events that unfolded, but if I were to say that the fairy's wand featured a certain phallic object on the end - that lit up, the Dame's skirt was a tad too short and poor Granny had a weak bladder, you may get an
the to revel in performers
momentarily fail and collapse in laughter with each other. Ironically, these moments actually helped to make the show, but also demonstrated the camaraderie that the cast share with each other. At times, I found myself thinking, I'd love to see what goes on backstage! So, this sceptical adult Panto
virgin was suitably won over by that was relentless in its delivery and provided an escape from the other Pantomime being acted out in Westminster! The remarks on social media speak for themselves and the audiences adored the efforts of all those involved. Wayne Burns' Team B have certainly made an impression, although many of the familiar faces are not strangers to the stage and are not confined to these outrageous offerings. The talented group are now producing the annual family Pantomimes at Leiston Film Theatre, presenting Goldilocks and the Three Bears between the 16th and 19th January 2020.
Tickets are already
in big demand, with some performances almost sold out and I, for one, will not want to miss out on what I am told is something quite special. Tim Mayhew
Hidden treasures in East Suffolk U3A’s autumn programme
INTERESTING and informative talks on history, art, hidden treasure and optical illusions feature in U3A East Suffolk’s autumn programme. U3A is aimed at older people who want to get as much as possible out of life. There are no entry qualifications, no barriers to joining and lots of activities to get involved in and to contribute to.
If you are interested, please
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Monday 28th October, 2pm to 4pm, Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Bell Lane, Kesgrave IP5 1JF. Early Prehistory of Suffolk: an account of 500,000 years of Suffolk’s history from the Ice Age to around 800 BC. Presented by Edward Martin. Thursday 7th November, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Salvation Army Hall, Felixstowe IP11 7EL
High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF.
The Plight of the East Prussian people and their horses: an account of people forced to leave their country at the end of WW2 and their journey with their horses. Presented by Paula Short. Monday 18th November, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Woodbridge Football Club, 17 Fynn Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4LS (please note new venue). The finds of a lifetime: the exciting stories behind the discovery of buried treasures in East Anglia: Snettisham, Mildenhall, Sutton Hoo, Hoxne, etc. Presented by Mark Mitchels. U3A
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(Junction of Ranelagh Road and Cobbold Road). The world of optical illusions and why they work. Presented by Colin Hopper.
Thursday 14th November, 2pm to 4pm, Market Hall, 29
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at Snape Maltings with the Co-op Juniors
Cast of 100, song, dance and music accompanied by a live orchestra!
Snape Maltings Concert Hall 6 to 15 December
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