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Robinson Crusoe 1953

Cinderella 1954

Dick Whittington 1955

Jack & the Beanstalk 1975

Aladdin 1982

Cinderella 1983

Babes in the Wood 1986

Mother Goose 1987

Treasure Island 1997

Rose Bowl Winners 2001

 

 

 

 

 

Tytherington Village has a long established and flourishing amateur dramatic group which plays an important part in the life of the village. 

After more than 50 years and three Village Halls, the Tytherington Pantomime is still going strong today.  The first production was Robinson Crusoe in 1953 and was staged in a building known as the “Tin Hut” on Duck Street. In 1954 the pantomime moved to the Church Hall which was on the site now occupied by Tytherington Village Shop. The production that year was Cinderella and many pantomimes followed, including Dick Whittington in 1955, until the Village Hall moved to the former Village School building. Much work had to be done to provide staging and curtains and scenery and the first pantomime opened at the new venue with Mother Goose in 1996.
 

If you have old pictures or programmes we could borrow to put on this site please contact tytheringtonroots@outlook.com or leave them in the village shop with your name and address.

The first Churpels pantomime 1953 Robinson Crusoe

Back row: L to R  Ted Oakey, Rev. Waddleton, Jean Pitt (Brock) Charlie Oakey, Barbara English, Vera Hetherington

Front Row: Beryl Pitt (Williams), Pauline Crane (Godsell), Ivie Shipp (Thwaites) Wilf Humphries, Nan Niblett, Joan Rugman (Livall) Bill Niblett

 

Churpels second pantomime Cinderella 1954

Left to right: Eleanor Cornock, ?, Valerie Niblett, Mr & Mrs Niblett, Edwin Pullen, Beryl Pitt, Joan Livall, Ted Oakey, David Niblett, Charlie Oakey, Barbara English, Vera Hetherington, Ivy Ship

Programme for the third Churpels Pantomime Dick Whittington 1955

 

The cast of Dick Whittingham 1955