For some going to watch a pantomime in May is like eating Christmas Pudding in July, but not for theatre-goers over the weekend who went to see our production of Beauty and the Beast, performed at the Players Theatre.
“Pantomime at any time of the year is just wonderful” exclaimed Mrs June Pidduck from Cambridge as she left the Auditorium at the end of the show with her husband.
“We always make sure that our visits to the area coincide with Lowestoft Players’ Productions.”
Before performances start again on Thursday (26 May) we caught up with one of the pantomime’s leading characters, Fairy Marie-Rose, played by 20-year-old Harmony Jenkerson from Lowestoft.
Harmony is no stranger to dressing up as by day she works as an entertainer at Enchanted Kingdom, Lowestoft – a themed party venue for children. Singing and dancing whilst playing the character of choice for the birthday boy or girl is an everyday occurrence for this young performer.
“My favourite princess is Rapunzel” Harmony told us. “She is a really fun and energetic character to play and all of the party guests love her!”
Performing for as long as she can remember Harmony has been a member of The Lowestoft Players since 2018. As well as having a beautiful singing voice she is an accomplished dancer having taken exams in tap, ballet and modern. She has also studied musical theatre and attended rock school.
Harmony was absolutely delighted when she was cast in Beauty and the Beast.
“Everyone loves a good fairy” said Harmony. “I’ve had so much fun rehearsing the part and even more playing Fairy Rose-Marie to a live audience. The reaction from everyone watching so far has been just wonderful.”
Harmony will be sprinkling her fairy dust at the Players Theatre, Lowestoft for a further six performances from 26th to 29th May 2022.
To book tickets please visit www.playerstheatre.info or telephone the Box Office on 01502 770020.
Photo credit: Stephen Wilson