Golden win for Herefordshire

WITH an all-singing, all-dancing performance that earned consistent cheers from the audience, Golden Valley YFC has won this year’s National Pantomime Final competition.

The 50-minute performance – written and directed by David Morris and Clive Dale - contained all the necessary ingrediants to meet the criteria for a memorable pantomime performance.

From Mr Sinus the villain to the cute and hugely comical Gladstone the dog, the 37 members of the Herefordshire cast showcased their talents to a packed audience at Blackpool’s Opera House.

In second place were Llandovery YFC, whose energetic performance of ‘The Lady of the Lake’ included one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon – a group of skeletons dancing to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.

Lindsey Morris – a Welsh member of one of the singing keyboard barn cats - was awarded the most promising female actress award, while Ben Lewis was named the best actor for his portrayal of Rookie.

Despite a variety of pre-performance illness and injuries, Bellingham YFC gave a stirling performance of Aladdin – even with a notably smaller cast compared to the other two clubs.

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