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PANTOLOONS present ‘Red Riding Hood’ as this year’s Half Term panto!


Pantoloons is excited to announce that this year’s family panto will be ‘Red Riding Hood’ written by Long & Rawnsley and directed by Katrina Rowland. 


Pantoloons return to the stage with a superb cast in this magical production which runs from Sunday 12th February to Saturday 18th February 2023. With all the cheers and boos of a live panto audience, Pantoloons are back at the Black Notley Community Association Hall this half term. With the wit, magic, and fun their audiences have come to expect, ‘Red Riding Hood’ promises to be yet another hilarious production for all the family to enjoy with eye catching sets, songs and dances. Join Red and the rest of the characters on their adventures to defeat the evil Wolf and nasty Squire.


Pantoloons are offering an NHS & Emergency Service discount for their first show on Sunday 12th Feb at 11am. Family discounts available on all other performances. For tickets and more information visit Pantoloons on Facebook, or book tickets:



Essex Pride and Chelmsford Museum are coming together to create ‘Behind the Rainbow’, an exhibition opening in June 2023 at the museum, telling the story of the LGBTQ+ communities in Chelmsford and Essex through their eyes and voices.
The exhibition submission is open to artists, photographers, writers, and anyone that would like to share their story that is part of the LGBTQ+ community, or allies sharing LGBTQ+ histories. Entrants must be current or former residents of Chelmsford or Essex Deadline to submit is Wednesday 15 March 2023.
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For our next production Mel Brooks' - Young Frankenstein! 🎟️ All singing, all dancing, belly full of laughs musical, not to be missed!! .
Based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, watch the monster come to life at Witham Public Hall!!
Monday 24th ~ Saturday 29th April 2023
Don't forget ~ Special preview night Monday, April 24th
- all tickets ⭐⭐ £10. ⭐⭐