POEM JAN 2010
Cinderella of course
- our Panto this year,
Lots came to see it - from afar and quite near,
We hope they enjoyed it - as much as the cast,
And hope their fond memories - a long time will last.
year - a bit slow at the start,
We couldn't quite get into - our roles or our parts,
But we all had one thing - firmly in sight,
Just keep on going - it'll be alright on the night.
The chorus quite
big - but we did as we're told,
Some of us meek - and others quite bold,
But we're rigid with fear - at one point of the show,
When the band starts the beat - of that dreaded calypso.
Sid and Eth - a
bright pair not dumb,
She did tend to dominate - he was under the thumb,
We'd lose them occasionally - this was really no joke,
But we knew where to find them - out the back for a smoke.
- attracted the girls,
Was it his smile - or maybe his curls?
His embarrassment was clear - for everyone to see,
And the men were all thinking - I just wish it was me.
The two ugly sisters
- had everyone in stitches,
As they tried every trick - to improve on their riches,
But they went a bit far - when trying on the slipper,
Poor Arwel was grabbed - and hung up like a kipper.
Hannah as Prince
Charming - played the part to a tee,
But there's one thing I've noticed - just between you and me,
She acted so well - and was not at all coy,
Are you sure she's a girl - or is she really a boy?
coming up - be ready.
James as Buttons
- so clean and upright,
No misbehaving - or getting into a fight,
Too good to be true - some people may say,
But I'll get something on him - in the future one day.
Oh yes I will,
All: Oh no you won't,
Oh yes I will - just see if I don't.
There's Lily as
Cinders - always ready to smile,
Only the Ugly Sisters - could get her down for a while,
But prior to the Ball - her clothes quite a mess,
Then she transformed like magic - into a beautiful princess.
Meurig in black
- not close to our hearts,
His role was to scare us - with lots of nasty parts,
The tax man, the taximan - and the devil as well,
If you're not very careful - he'll send you to hell.
John Cole as the
Baron - all calm with allure,
Makes out that he's rich - but he's really quite poor,
Then he comes into money - and offers to buy us all drinks,
But when will we get them - not this year me thinks.
Sue as Doris -
kept falling asleep,
What was the matter - did she keep counting sheep?
We had to shout loud - to get her to wake,
Then with pork scratchings galore - a great mess she did make.
There's Beth who
was Lottie - and the Fairy Godmother,
She could switch from one character - straight into the other,
But she raised lots of interest - when she lifted her dress,
How far she'd have gone - we can only but guess.
'Orace and Norris
- two loveable rogues,
They're quite out of date - not at all in vogue,
The first solo double act - they claim to be,
Heaven help the rest - if they're top of the tree.
The morgue is the place - where most men have to change,
Some think it's alright - but some think it quite strange,
So we have two nice ladies - to help dress and tuck us in,
And they're now walking around - with a permanent grin.
Our front of house
team - are a credit to us all,
They usher the audience - from the street to the hall,
They sell lots of programmes - and raffle tickets a stack,
But have they all been recruited - by our own man in black?
I'm sorry not to
mention - everyone around,
The Orchestra the Lighting - and Mr Mole on sound,
The Stage Hands the Management - all so very keen,
The Make Up the Dressers - we all worked as a team.
And finally - I'd
just like to say,
How much I've enjoyed - being with you all the way,
We've had lots of fun - and some shed a tear,
But it's been so rewarding - so bring on next year.