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All aboard the Jolly Bodger in piratical panto around Numbskull Island

Correspondent 23rd Nov, 2018

WE may be in the landlocked Midlands but Alvechurch Dramatic Society are heading for the high seas in their pantomime The Lost Treasure of Numbskull Island.

It’s a tale of piratical skullduggery brought to the stage by Chris Davies and Paul Chamberlain, the duo who are to blame for all the society’s recent panto productions.

Featuring plenty of Yo ho hoes and quite possibly a bottle of rum it tells of Anne Bonny who is desperate to join a pirate crew, but gets more than she bargained for when the dastardly Slack Marrow and his gang sail into dock.

An unusual treasure map sends them on a quest for booty, but will the curse of Numbskull Island strike again?

Or will the great King Neptune and his friends intervene?

And will romance blossom between young tearaway Tom and Fish Finger the mermaid?

All will be revealed aboard the Jolly Bodger complete with buried treasure, undersea creatures, sea shanties, castaways, a giant parrot and much more.

The village hall will be transformed into Numbskull Island for the show which runs from Wednesday, November 28 to Saturday, December 1 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £7/£6 from The Lounge, Alvechurch, or on 0121 447 7071; or email:

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