Nov 27 2012
The Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s latest pantomime, The Phantom of the Panto opens tomorrow, Wednesday November 28th at Surrey Arts Centre.
The show, with 7:30 p.m. evening performances, runs until December 9th.
Following on the success of last year’s Beauty and the Beast (the CTC award-winner for best musical or pantomime production), the new show is an original script by FVGSS’s own Clive ‘hitman’ Ramroop taking a page (or two) from the famed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and reworking it in broad panto style.
This hilarious take on the classic Phantom of the Opera story will take you behind the scenes at the Paris Opera House. Meet the new owners as they try to make a success out of a tired troupe featuring a temperamental Diva, her obsequious husband, a fickle audience and a company of smart alecks. A tough job, even without adding the mysterious ghost whose demands and manipulations threaten everything the company has striven for as well as a young, beautiful ingenue upon whom they have pinned their hopes for the future. Will they succeed? Find out this Christmas at the Surrey Arts Centre!
FVGSS pantos are known as family events both off stage and on and this year’s show is no exception, with some seven families represented by two or more members.
For further information, please see The Phantom of the Panto.