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Our 36th Annual Pantomime

“Rumpelstiltskin” by Gavyn Lugsden

This original version of the Brothers Grimm tale is brought to life with a few twists and traditional pantomime turns! Join the villagers in the town of Happy-Jolly-Funny as they audition for the role of the next Queen Marie will surely win the heart of the King as she has a talent of spinning straw into gold or does she? Join us for a veritable feast of songs, slapstick and terrible jokes to cheer up a dreary January day and banish those post Christmas blues! We will once again be joined by the fantastic Step in Time dancers who always add some sparkly and energy to our pantomimes.
(This script is licensed by Smiths Scripts - www.smithscripts.co.uk)
18th and 19th January 2019 at the Didcot Civic Hall
& 26th January 2019 at Harwell Village Hall

Tickets:  £10/£6 or Family Ticket (4 tickets - 2 adults/2 children, or 1 adult/3
children) - £26. 10% discount on groups of 10 or more  

Click on the links below to buy tickets online, or email didcotphoenixdrama@hotmail.co.uk to reserve (please note that any reservations need to be collected and paid for at least 20 mins before the show starts or may be re-sold).  
Didcot Civic Hall
• Friday 18th January 7.30pm:  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/454562
• Saturday 19th January 2.30pm:  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/454565
• Saturday 19th January 7.30pm:  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/454569
Harwell Village Hall
• Saturday 26th January 3pm:  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/454622

Tickets may also be bought and collected during our rehearsals on a Wednesday evening at the Northbourne Centre, Church street, Didcot 7.30pm-10pm until 19th December, or when we move to rehearse at the Didcot Civic Hall on Wednesdays 2, 9 & 16th January 7-10.30pm only.  
Follow our progress during rehearsals on our facebook page.

Young Playwright Competition

Are you a budding playwright aged between 14-18 living in the Didcot area ?

In a bid to draw out young playwrights in the area, Award winning Didcot Phoenix
Drama Group is launching a competition to find an original play. The winner of the
competition will have a chance to work with the group to polish the final play and
perform at a drama festival in spring 2019.

After the closing date of the 30th November 2018 the committee will choose the best 3
plays that will be performed as rehearsed readings by the group in front of an audience.
After the readings there will be a vote on the overall winner.

The winner will be allocated a mentor to work with in order to polish the script (if
needed) and assist the group in the casting and production of the finished article. This
will then be performed in front of an invited audience and entered in a festival in the
Oxfordshire Drama Network Festival in Abingdon 2019
To receive an entry form please email : didcotphoenixdrama@hotmail.co.uk

Awards 2018

" The Bench at the Edge” by Luigi Januzzi


• Runners up - won

• Best Single Sex play - won

• Best Actor – nominated (Dan Shipman-Toon)

• Best Actor – nominated (Dave Cooke)

ODN- Abingdon

• Called back for final night

• Punters Prize – 3rd Place

Corn Exchange - Wallingford

• Winners

• Best Actor – nominated (Dan Shipman-Toon)

• Best Actor – nominated (Dave Cooke)

• Magic Moment - nominated

"Primrose Way" by Ron Nicol


• Best Supporting Actress – won (Daisy Norton)

• Best Actress – nominated (Faye Rowe)

ODN - Abingdon

• Called back for final night

Corn Exchange - Wallingford

• Magic Moment – nominated

• Best Actor – nominated (Daisy Norton)

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