Reporter J White
The Andrews Panto & Plays Society (TAPPS) performed the pantomime 'Aladdin' at St Andrew's Church Hall, Bedford Street, Crewe in mid-January this year.
Aladdin featured a wonderful mixture of song, dance, slapstick, silliness, and audience participation. There were also refreshments during the interval and a raffle. Aladdin played to 370 people over five performances.
Aladdin made a £927 profit which will be divided between local charities and St Andrew’s Church. St Andrew’s Church plans to buy a projector and a screen so they can hold regular film presentations in the Church Hall for the benefit of the local community.
TAPPS Panto Director Fred Allman said: "Many have said that Aladdin was our best panto yet and we do seem to get better each year. We have played to our largest audiences with Aladdin. Over the last three years we have raised £1,600. The marvellous amount raised this year will take that total way over the £2,000 mark - a great effort by everyone involved.”
TAPPS was formed in 2014 and this was their fourth pantomime. Along with stage productions TAPPS also have a social side which includes theatre visits, country walks and dining out. If you are interested in joining TAPPS please contact Fred Allman on telephone number: 07949524798.