Author Archives: Simon Forster

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 →

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 →

LATEST PRESS ARTICLE: South Leeds Life 7th January 2015: Nurse by day Ogre by night!

NURSE BY DAY OGRE BY NIGHT! By day Ian Noble dons his nurse’s scrubs and embarks on another day of caring for the sick and injured people of Leeds, however, for the next fortnight the Nurse by day will paint himself blue and become a terrible Ogre by night! The Pantomime at St Andrew’s is a long established tradition in South Leeds and this year Ian, 46, decided to challenge himself to write a brand new script for the Group. This he did in the Continue reading →

Latest Press Article YEP 26th December 2014: Ian swaps caring for scaring to take on ogre role in leeds panto

Georgina Noble, Ian Noble and Beth Forster will perform in St Andrew’s Pantomime Group’s 45th annual show. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe. by Jonathan Brown Published on the 26 December 2014 06:00   A hospital nurse with a passion for a different kind of theatre has penned an original script for a community pantomime group’s 45th annual showcase. Ian Noble, 46, from Beeston, will swap his nursing scrubs for an ogre costume when he takes to the stage at St Andrew’s Community Centre, in Old Lane, Continue reading →