Rehearsals are in full swing for Monifieth Amateur Dramatics’ pantomime ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and if the buzz this week is anything to go by, it will be a cracker.
The adventures of MAD’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’ begin in the port of Monifieth, where the young man in question, played by Spencer Mason, is feeling restless.
When he finds an old bottle containing a treasure map, he is convinced that he is well on the way to making his fortune, which will enable him to return one day to marry Polly Perkins, the love of his life.
Polly (Shona Smith) is the daughter of the rather crusty local squire, played by Donald Fraser.
Robbie is helped (or hindered) by his brother Billy ‘No Mates’ Crusoe, played by David Goodfellow and the two of them find themselves involved in rather more adventures than they bargained for when they encounter the pirate Captain Hand (so called because he doesn’t have a hook!).
The Captain (Steven Armstrong) has enlisted the help of Ted and Ned, the dopey duo and their slapstick-style comedy are provided by Iona Stewart and Kieran Bole.
There is a rather frightening bunch of cannibals to contend with as well and of course, Man Friday, played by Derek Stewart.
Cliff Cuthbertson, as Mrs Olivia Crusoe, promises to grace the stage with as much beauty and glamour as you would expect from a pantomime dame.
M.A.D.’s pantomime is, as ever, filled with song and dance, corny jokes and a ‘lorra lorra laughs’.
Tickets are now on sale (£9 and £7 concession) from Troup Pharmacy, Monifieth, The Van Diner, Monifieth and Yorkshire Building Society, Broughty Ferry. Or call 01382 480043.
‘Robinson Crusoe’ runs from November 27 -30, and December 4 - 7. Evening performances start at 7.30 p.m. and weekend matinees start at 2.30 p.m.