Newport Amateur Theatrical Society forced to re-arrange Snow White panto production after floods affect village hall

17:44 10 February 2014

Newport Amateur Theatrical Society in rehearsal for their upcoming pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Newport Amateur Theatrical Society in rehearsal for their upcoming pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Newport Amateur Theatrical Society was forced to postpone its Snow White panto production because of flooding under the stage and floor at the village hall – but it will be “on with the show” next month.

Performances were due to run from Friday to Sunday but it was a non-starter after floods affected under the stage and floor.

Performances will now take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7, 8 and 9.

Panto director Will Murray told the Reporter: “It is frustrating because we were all geared up for it, and the kids especially were upset.

“These things can’t be helped and we’re now preparing for the production next month.”

He added: “We lost a bit of material which was underneath the stage but fortunately all the good stuff was on the stage ready for the panto, so wasn’t affected.

Evening performance times on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8 are at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). There will also be a matinee on Sunday, March 9, at 1.30pm.

Tickets will be valid for the equivalent replacement performance – for example, Friday, March 7, replaces Friday, February 7. Likewise for the Saturday and Sunday performances.

Anyone wishing to exchange the date or obtain a refund should contact the original place of purchase, or contact for advice.


More news stories

Yesterday, 13:09
Victorian Christmas

The Victorians put the colour into Christmas and, the turkey, cards and crackers were made possible by their other inventions. As Audley End invites us to enjoy a Victorian Christmas over the next two weekends, ANGELA SINGER looks at how we got from parlour games to iPads.

Yesterday, 09:11
Author Lisa Bush and Marc Laverriere. Picture: Richard Barker

A racy book by a Thaxted author was launched at The Star pub in Thaxted on Sunday.

Thu, 17:37
Nick Alston, Essex Police & Crime Commissioner, is proposing a £5 rise in council tax.

Residents in Essex face a £5 rise in their council tax in a bid to raise an extra £1.2million for community policing in the county.

Henham parish councillor Rory Gleeson looking upbeat despite the flooding in Station Road, Elsenham, in 2014.

A flooding hotspot in Henham is set to become the first area in the county to benefit from a series of flood protection schemes launched by Essex County Council.

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories