Thursday, February 04, 2016
Protesters and rioters traumatised performers of a panto production in Dover on Saturday - but despite shaken cast members the show went ahead.
The demonstrations in the town centre saw some protesters running into the Roundhouse Theatre at Dover Discovery Centre and scaring the young cast, who were performing Sleeping Beauty.
Director Barry Clayton said: “We opened last Thursday and our final performances were on Saturday, a day that brought more than the usual challenges a production of this kind brings.
“They were traumatised by the whole sad event but felt that the audience deserved to see our work and so they did, bringing laughter to a town under siege.”
The show was performed by Blackfish Academy, a community production which aims to include children and adults from all walks of life.
Sleeping Beauty saw a return to the pantomime genre for Blackfish for the first time in many years.
The script was written by the late Peter Denyer.
The age of the cast ranges from seven to 67.
Blackfish Academy also runs workshops for children and young people every Saturday from 10am to 11am.
NWN: Well this is a first ! This story shows and provides photo evidence of the zionist/communist filth attacking a Dover theatre group. Check out the link and view their pics .