Directors Reflections on Production
This year’s production entitled Jack to the Future a Pantomime devised by Lucy Palmer and Duncan Saunders was written to celebrate 40 years in the Uffington Players history.
To mark this special occasion we decided to take a fond look back at some of the fantastic productions of the past. Although it was extremely difficult to select just a handful, we chose a series of firm favourites which were suggested by members of the players from the past and the present.
As a first time director for the players, it was my privilege to bring this show to the stage and it was particularly wonderful to see the return of cast members from the original productions including three generations from one family to take part in the 40th celebrations.
In Jack to the Future the audience are invited to join Jester Minute and Waiter Mo, (our two heroes), as they journey through the pantomimes of the past to save the pantomimes of the future. Called upon by Jack O’Nory the Storymaster, Jester Minute and Waiter Mo must help to stop the evil Sorcerer Stoneheart from destroying the pantomime stories you know and love forever.
Over six months in the making, and involving over 50 cast and crew on 16th, 17th and 18th February 2017, Jack to the Future played to capacity audiences at the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall.
After 40 years of continuous success the future looks bright for the Uffington Players, but it will only continue to thrive with new members and continued support from the local community. If you would like to be part of the players future please contact us via the website or find us on facebook.
See you on the stage!
1977 - 2017 40th Year Celebrations
The Uffington Players Staged
'Jack to the Future'