Pantomime season might be over, but not for theatre goers in South Oxfordshire.

The Sinodun Players at the Corn Exchange theatre in Wallingford are brightening the audience's winter days with their 'fun and colourful' performance of Sleeping Beauty.

At the start of the year, the amateur drama group was unsure whether their show would go ahead due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Yet on January 14, they celebrated the successful start of their show, which will continue until January 29.

Director Gloria Wright is very happy that the pantomime was able to go ahead. As well as thankful for the positive reaction it has received from the audience.

She said: “It has been lovely to see that everybody has been turning up. I was a bit worried that people might have bought seats and then decided not to turn up.

"I think the public is so happy to be able to see some live theatre and they are just coming with the best attitude. They want to laugh and to be entertained!"

Mrs Wright continued: "Pantomimes do not have to be specific to Christmas or a new year celebration. It can we purely a winter show, something to brighten up the season."

Even though the show has been a success so far, Mrs Wright said she has been feeling nervous because of Covid-19 and how it can affect staff, actors and public.

She said: "I am not going to relax until the last performance."

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