Charity Night At Casa Ventura

Last week many of our Pantomime cast members attended a charity night at Casa Ventura and what a good night they had.

On the night we held a “name the bear” competition to raise funds for a much needed new sound equipment for the pantomime group. A huge thank you to all who bought tickets.

Mandy Bartlam from Stars In Bars needs a mention in dispatches for organising the event and our competition….. Thank you Mandy!

Drum Roll Please……………The lucky winner was Angie Wollaston.

Mandy (left) presenting very large bear to Angie (right). Bear obviously in the middle!

Mandy (left) presenting very large bear to Angie (right). Bear obviously in the middle!

 

Rojales Panto Cast With Father Christmas

We took time out from our Cinderella pantomime rehearsals to join Father Christmas on the Santa Express. Lucy and her magic elves at the Christmas Shop organized this event to raise money for the Elche Childrens home. Lucy & her elves work tirelessly each year to ensure that this is a success and this year was no exception. A huge thank you to them all.

It was a fantastic day, raising money for a fantastic cause and as you can see from the photos below that children and even the “big” kids had a great time. And who said it doesn’t snow in this part of Spain. You can find more pictures of the day here.

A huge thank you to David Murdoch, our photographer for the day….he was amazing. If anyone wants any of the images on the site then please use the contact form HERE and we will get them to you as soon as possible.

Father Christmas & The loved up couple (Cinderella & The Prince)

Father Christmas & The loved up couple (Cinderella & The Prince) 

Aren't they a happy lot? Oh yes they are are!

Aren’t they a happy lot? Oh yes they are are!

Rojales Pantomine Chorus - Don't they look lovely

Rojales Pantomine Chorus – Don’t they look lovely

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Lucy & Father Christmas

Lucy & Father Christmas

Meet Another Rojales Pantomime Cast Member

Fixer, Flunky & Friend (Aka Thelma)

Thelma first visited Spain 11 years ago with her late partner when they cruised the French Canals and the Spanish coastline and spent 18 months in Torremdebarra.

Thelma has now lived in Spain for 8 years and this will be her 4th performance with the ‘Rojales Panto Group’ and she has thoroughly enjoyed each unique experience of performing in pantomime.

As a Registered Nurse, Qualified Osteopath, Massage Therapist and Reflexologist with a wide knowlege of other therapies including teaching Reflexology at Evesham College.  Thelma decided to use her skills here in Spain and now works from her house in Algorfa, and  on Wednesdays at ‘Cut and Co’ in Quesada. she can be contacted by email at backcare2000@live.com, or why not visit her webpage www.bliss-algorfa.com

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Come & Meet The Cast Of Cinderella

On Saturday 29th November 2014 the cast of Rojales Pantomimes new production Cinderella will be at  “The Christmas Shop” in San Luis. They have some wonderful decorations this year and fabulous Christmas trees too..

If stocking up on Christmas goodies and meeting the cast of Cinderella isn’t enough…….Father Christmas will also be there! Yippeeeee……bring your pressie lists.

The fun starts at 11am. There is ample parking, some lovely bars very close by if you want to stay for some lunch and tickets for the pantomime will also be on sale on the day.

So for all things panto and Christmas come on down and meet us. Put it in your diary…we look forward to seeing you there!

 

A Wave of Fairy Dust & Meet Our Fairy Godmother

Tina (aka) Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother

Tina & her husband Peter retired early and moved to Spain to live 17 years ago.  Before family came along Tina was in a choir which went on to perform Handels Messiah in Guildford Cathedral.  She was also a member of an operatic society and performed in most of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.  Like most women family life came first so singing and acting had to go on the back burner, but once reaching Spain all that changed.

She took up tap dancing and after a while was asked to join the The Next Generation dance troupe and this is where Tina first met Chris Smith (Rojales Pantomime’s Director). Chris already belonged to the original Torrevieja Show Group and persuaded the dance troupe to join as well, they then changed their names to The Show Group Toppers.

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Tina performed in many of the productions over the years, singing, dancing and acting.  She even wrote and directed a 20 minute comedy script based on ‘Allo Allo’.  Tina left the T.S.G. and joined Chris when she moved to the Rojales Panto Group.  She has played various parts in all of the pantos and says she has thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Tina with her wealth of experience is a great asset to the Rojales Pantomime Group and plays a fantastic Fairy Godmother!

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Meet The Cast Of Cinderella

On Saturday 29th November 2014 the cast of Rojales Pantomimes new production Cinderella will be at  “The Christmas Shop” in San Luis.

If stocking up on Christmas goodies and meeting the cast of Cinderella isn’t enough…….Father Christmas will also be there! Yippeeeee……bring your pressie lists.

The fun starts at 11am. There is ample parking, some lovely bars very close by if you want to stay for some lunch and tickets for the pantomime will also be on sale on the day.

Put it in your diary…we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Rehearsals For Cinderella Are Underway!

Our committed (well some of them should be!) cast and crew are now rehearsing their little hearts out ready to entertain you all. Our new production of Cinderella is really taking shape and we look forward to seeing you in January 2015 at the La Escuela de Musica y Cultura in Los Montesinos on January 8th, 9th y 10th. 2015. I promise we will be ready by then!!!!

Thursday 8th Jan & Friday 9th Jan evening performances starting at 7.30 with a matinee on Saturday 10th at 2.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale. Please see the contacts below.

  • Tina 966 797 683 for La Marina Area
  • Chris 965 077 090 for Torrevieja area
  • Cyril 966 712 829 for Quesada/Benijofar area