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Wuffles Joins Robin and Marion

Wuffles Joins Robin and Marion

What: Babes in the Wood

IF the traditional story of Robin Hood and his heroics is not enough, throw in Wuffles the dog and you have a winner.

Between Wuffles, Polly the blacksmith, Muddles the handyman and of course Maid Marion and Robin Hood, the latest ENDAC YOUTH THEATRE show BABES IN THE WOOD promises to keep young and old entertained.

The traditional English pantomime is directed by Carolyn Lind while Melissa Freeman fills the shoes of musical director.

The show features some fresh faces who have never before played a major role in a show, including Nicholas Guy, Liam Tapper, Khiara Gannaway and Hilary Calderwood, as well as young talent Sarah Dennis (playing Robin).

All classes of the ENDAC THEATRE are involved, and performers range from six to 16 years.

Behind the scenes is a family network quietly pulling the show together with three generations of expertise.

Carolyn Lind is joined by sister Kathryn Lind who is doing the costumes 'because no-one else is silly enough', their mother Betty Lind is playing piano and grandmother Aileen Chapman is helping alter costumes.

Mrs Chapman's husband Colin founded the ROXY THEATRE .

Kathryn Lind said BABES IN THE WOOD was more than a colourful holiday distraction.

'We saw this production in England about six years ago, which is where pantomime really originated,' she said.

'Carolyn has done it traditionally so that the male role of Robin Hood is played by a female (Dennis) and the Dame role is played by a male (Daniel Scaysbrook).

'The script is written on two levels and there are a lot of things that children wouldn't understand that adults would appreciate.'

This is the main show for the year for ENDAC the youth arm of the ROXY THEATRE. The play will run for two weeks from Monday, July 3, with two different casts.

Bookings for the show can be made at the Roxy Costume Hire Shop on 4969-5769.

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