17th Mar, 2018

Fairbourne Dodders put their art and soul into Sheer Luck Holmes panto

Tristan Harris 2nd Dec, 2017 Updated: 2nd Dec, 2017

THERE was a fantastically festive atmosphere at the annual pantomime by the Fairbourne Dodders.

It was refreshing to see one of the lesser performed pantomimes and Sheer Luck Holmes was full of all the classic ingredients, including quick-fire corny one-liners, plenty of audience participation and a happy ending.

It centred around famous detective – the suave Sheer Luck Holmes – who was ably played by James Cartwright, and his quest to foil Mary Arty in her theft of several high profile pieces of art.

Sharon Cartwright was suitably evil as Mary and earned plenty of boos and hisses throughout.

Hapless police officers PC Cone, played by Sian Brookes, and PC Oil (Phil Stuart) were firm audience favourites and Lou Griffin stole the show as dame Dottie Watson, ensuring everyone in the crowd was involved.

Scott Broadfield as Hudson the Butcher, who became Mary Arty’s right hand man, also put in a great performance as did Mia Griffin as Baskerville, receiving plenty of laughs from the audience.

Overall this was a great community pantomime which brought a lot of enjoyment to those watching.

There were a few mishaps with the lines but these were glossed over well by the enthusiastic cast and there was some great banter between the actors and the prompt on what was a thoroughly entertaining afternoon.

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