70th birthday wish leads to rebirth of town’s panto

There will be a pantomime in Raunds for the first time in 10 years.

Raunds Community Players has been set up to celebrate the 70th birthday of Bob Odell, who instead of a party wanted to put on a panto.

The panto, Treasure Island, has been written by Steve Lack and won a National Operatic & Dramatics Association award for best panto in 2011.

It will be performed at the Snooks, in Market Square, from Wednesday, December 10, to Saturday, December 13, at 7.30pm, with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 and £6 on Saturday night and are available from the post offices in Raunds and Stanwick, Pettern Jewellers in Raunds and the Snooks. Or call Steve Lack on 01933 624310.