AFTER an uncertain start, actors and organisers are celebrating the success of their annual pantomime.

Wallingford am-dram group the Sinodun Players were unsure at the start of the year whether their show Sleeping Beauty would go ahead this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

But the curtain went up at the town's Corn Exchange for the first performance on Friday of last week, heralding a week of successful performances. The show continues until January 29.

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A spokesman said: “We are playing to packed houses – despite the difficult times we have all been enduring.

“Our Sleeping Beauty is an extra-special production that lives up to our usual high quality and includes our talented youth section ‘Encore’ who are performing in this production in a variety of different roles.”

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Performances are selling extremely well, says the group.

The Corn Exchange hosts five productions a year by the Sinodun Players, including its annual pantomime in January – which brings in the majority of its income.

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