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 →

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 →