Wallsend Boys Club...Helping Young People to Reach Their Potential

December 1, 1950


The first Pantomime

The first Pantomime’s performed at Wallsend Boys’ Club. The first pantomime produced and performed at the club was “Robin Hood” in December 1939. As with the subsequent shows, Sandy Laws was the writer, producer, and director, and also played a leading role, invariably the Dame. About 30 of the members took part in that first show, and of course, all the female roles were played by boys! A tradition going back to Shakespeare’s time! Approximately thirty boys were in the cast. It would appear that the pantomimes became an almost annual event each December or January, with records remaining of...
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