Chairman’s Report from AGM 2018

Welcome all to the St Andrew’s Pantomime Group 2018 AGM. It has been a year of many things. A year of continued success with 97% of tickets sold, a year of needing to fill some key roles such as costumes for adults and children and children’s co-ordination, but it has also been a year that marked the end of a genuine era. Sadly, Alan Makinson passed away during this pantomime year. Alan our much loved and much respected brilliant Musical Director, Alan the patient friend Continue reading →

AGM 2018 – 8th March

St. Andrew’s Pantomime Group Keeping Pantomime in the Community St. Andrew’s Community Centre, Old lane, Beeston, LS11 8AG   Chairman – Simon Forster Secretary – Donna Tetley Treasurer – Karen Ferguson General – Beth Forster, Sue Barker, Jayne Holland, Steve Conlon, Amanda Horsman, Ian Noble, Jane Ramsay Notice – A.G.M 2018 Dear all, The Annual General Meeting for our Group will take place on Thursday 8th March 2017 at 7:00pm – (most probably) in the Parlour. As this meeting is the chance to air your views on all matters, it is very important Continue reading →

Chairman’s Report from AGM

Chairman’s Notes March 2017   We have a lot to get through this evening with the re-election of the committee on the agenda, so I want to be brief-ish. As always it is worth pointing out how much of a success this year’s production of Aladdin was. Another sell out, delighted audiences and a cast and crew that undoubtedly enjoyed putting the show on. Most of you will know, but some of you will not, that we were independently reviewed half way through the run. Continue reading →

AGM notes

ANNUAL AGM 23 March 2017 Attendees Karen Ferguson (Finance) Simon Forster (Chair) Donna Tetley (Secretary) Jayne Holland Alan Makinson Lisa Conlon Steve Conlon Andrew Baker Sue Barker Jane Ramsey Gareth Roddy Loz Pape Siobhan Noble Ian Noble Brian Stevens Andrew Coffey Amanda Horsman Apologies Rachel George Dave George Heather Forster Bethan Forster SF read the Chairmans Report which as always was very entertaining Karen ran through the Finance report Amanda queried the balance on starlight account Amanda to pick up with Karen after meeting It Continue reading →

Review: Aladdin is a hit at St Andrew’s

I’ve been meaning to see the St Andrew’s Pantomime since I moved to Beeston but I’ve always left it too late. I’d heard it was good but my previous experience of amateur dramatics has been mixed. And I have memories of taking part in Cinderella when a vicar in Seacroft – we enjoyed doing it but I’m not sure about the audience… So last Saturday night (21 January 2017) I walked down to St Andrew’s not sure what I’d find. Bumping into a neighbour in Continue reading →

Duke of York Community Initiative award

Simon Forster attended the 2016 Duke of York Community Initiative award day at Huddersfield University. The Group was awarded a Grant in 2016 to establish the performance specifically for the hard of hearing. We will leave you to guess what Simon and the Duke talked about from the pictures …

St Andrews Pantomime Group Charitable Donations

As well as bringing pantomime into the heart of our community we also make charitable donations to many worthwhile causes.   Since 2004, the year we started to keep records of all our donations, we have contributed £18,565.00 to 34 different charitable organizations’, which I am sure you will agree, is a phenomenal amount for a small group like ours.   A list of all the organizations’ that we have donated to in the last 13 years can be can be found by following this Continue reading →

Chairman’s Notes March 2016

Another year, another show, another success.   It seems we say the same thing year after year, anyone would think we were resting on our laurels. But we are not, and that is why we can keep saying the same thing year in year out.   It is another year on, and the the St Andrew’s Panto still keeps going strong. We sold 2068 tickets, and even though a few may not have turned up, the tickets were sold and they were paid for. That’s Continue reading →

Latest Press … Panto Group Performs for the Hearing Impaired

By Jeremy Morton November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More → Panto group reaches out to the hearing impaired As the panto season rapidly approaches, St Andrew’s Pantomime Group in Beeston have unveiled plans for their production of Sleeping Beauty and this year one of the performances will include a signer for people with impaired hearing. Simon Forster from the group explained: “In 2103 we were awarded the Duke of York’s Award for contribution to the Local Community in recognition of the work we have Continue reading →