THE cast of Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society are set to appear in an original family pantomime, Flute, opening later this month.
Co-written by society member Richard Barnett along with Marc Mordey and Terry Hammond, the story has been created to appeal to audiences of all ages.
The star of the show is a dog called Flute who embarks on a brave quest to rescue his master, Danny the king’s toymaker, from the Baron.
Danny has been imprisoned by the wicked Baron Von Blitzen who came to power after the mysterious disappearance of the king.
But time is against Flute. If he cannot rescue Danny in 24 hours, the Baron will marry the king’s daughter, Princess Vashmi, and proclaim himself ruler.
If that happens, the whole land will be plunged into misery because the Baron is only happy when everyone around him is miserable.
Anyone caught smiling, smirking or playing with toys is arrested. The Baron especially hates children!
Flute has some help in the form of Gladys, Danny’s housekeeper, who outsmarts the Baron and seeks refuge in a magical wishing well.
The family-friendly show runs across two weekends opening at Lyndhurst’s Vernon Theatre on Saturday 28th January at 6pm.
A further 6pm show will take place on Saturday 4th February, with two Sunday matinee shows at 2.30pm on 29th January and 5th February.
Tickets are £12 for adults, £8 for children, and family tickets for two adults and two children £35.
Visit www.lyndhurstdrama.co.uk or call 023 8029 2531.