Fairyland has fallen on hard times and they have had to tighten their belts.
Stories have shrunk and they can only afford to tell a few, they used to have lots of Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, Ogres and Dragons and can now only afford to have one of each.
This means everyone is rushed off their feet and are starting to lose the plot.
Halstead Gazette gives CEDS panto rave review:
A perfect panto in which everything worked
ONCE Upon A Witch, presented by Colne Engaine Dramatic Society in the cosy village hall last week, revealed a tremendous, tightly-knit theatre company on top form. From director Andrew Scott’s brilliant script choice, to his side-splitting Elvis character and his team’s efforts in-between, everything worked. Geves Lafosse’s Crotchety Pants was a revelatory performance; whether adlibbing with son Pierre, a gorgeous, Adam Ant Prince Charming, or projecting into the audience, this was her theatrical coming of age. Brenda Newman’s Magic Mirror and Fiona Bocking’s Storyteller grounded the show’s success. The latter added to her usual pitch-perfect singing with a gorgeous tap routine, involving Emily Casey’s sweet-faced Aurora and Lucy Halfpenny’s Snot; Celeste Lafosse was Snivels. Alice Halfpenny’s text-speaking Princess brought the house down while Pat Saward was a selfless Fairy Godmother. Hairy Wolf Dom Casey’s artistry shone in his four outstanding backdrops, as did Pauline Gooden’s, in her well-chosen costumes. A smoking cauldron and Jan Kavanagh’s bubbly Dragon and cuddly Mr Squeaks, plus a hard-working, backstage crew, made this a panto which has me running out of superlatives.