Centre Stage bring their latest highly imaginative panto to life at The Heart of England School later this month as a host of hilarious characters come together for a weekender series of family-fun performances. Centre Stage Chairman Carl Hemming gives us an insight as follows:
“Our pantomime in January is a hilarious action-packed entertainment suitable for all ages. Characters ranging from the dotty Professor Crackpot to a toothless vampire who is frightened of his mummy! Add to the mix a party of schoolgirls to whom havoc is second nature,
an oversized dog, an orphaned girl and a handsome prince and the stage is set. Far from being scary Frankie somehow becomes the hero.”
Frankenstein the Panto
Friday 23rd January 7:30 pm
Saturday 24th January Matinee 2:30 pm
Saturday 24th January 7:30 pm
Sunday 25th January Matinee 2:30 pm
The local community came together in unprecedented fashion on Saturday 20th September for the Balsall Common Festival, with approximately 4000 enjoying the party atmosphere across two sites during the day.
Residents took to the streets from around midday to witness around 475 runners, including former British Rugby Lion Tim Stimpson, participating in Balsall Common’s inaugural Fun Run. The crowds then flocked to The Lant for the fete, market and Party in the Park, complete with children’s activities and wide range of music and entertainment. Continue reading “Balsall Common Festival helps local causes”
Organisers of this year’s Balsall Common Festival have raised the stakes of their inaugural talent competition, ‘Balsall’s Got the Voice’, by putting a 12 month recording and management contract up for grabs to the ultimate winner, courtesy of new music Company Brumbeat Music Ltd.,
Festival Chairman Craig Burgess explains:
“We were surprised at the high standard of our first group of qualifiers and wanted to go out and find a prize worth fighting for. We’re delighted that Brumbeat Music were similarly impressed and put an amazing offer on the table for one lucky winner.”
Maisy-Moo the Centre Stage pantomime cow had an attack of stage-fright on Saturday morning and made a break for it during rehearsals. Shocked cast members were thrown into a frenzied search after she ran out mid-scene and disappeared down the road. A frantic search ensued in which her trail went cold. For a while at least.
There were a number of sightings reported in Balsall Common village centre before cast-members finally caught up with the nerve-stricken cow on Knowle High Street (pictured).