Panto is back! Oh yes, it is!

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From the team that brought you Rapunzel – A Tangled Tale, Fiddler on the Roof and Camelot – The Panto, Spotlight Musical Theatre Group returns for Oban’s 2021 panto: Treasure Island.

Long John Silver wants to get his hands on some treasure and discovers that Squire Trelawney owns a ship – so he needs to trick the Squire into letting him and his dastardly lot of ne’er-do-wells be on board – he also needs to find some more salty seadogs to complete the crew – and he ends up with a rather strange bunch!

The Squire’s daughter Jennifer has also fallen in love with Mrs Hawkins’ (the landlady of the local pub) son Jim, but he is off to seek his fortune having signed up to join the ship’s crew. Will they be torn apart by the hunt for treasure? Will Mrs Hawkins win first prize in the Women’s Institute’s annual bake competition? Will the pirates cover be blown on their way to Treasure Island?’

Find out by joining them from December 2-4 at 7.30pm at the Corran Halls. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday December 4 at 2pm. Children are welcome to dress up to really get into the panto spirit.

This production is bursting with larger-than-life characters and hi-jinks, plus lots of local faces in this family-friendly show. With plenty of music, dancing and laughs this panto has something for everyone.

Director Stephen Day explains: ‘It’s been a very different process this year with Covid-restrictions in the rehearsal room and compressed timescales, but the whole cast and crew have really pulled together and are making the final preparations to bring the joy of live theatre back to Oban.’

Tickets are on sale now from the Corran Halls Box Office on 01631 567333. For more information visit www.spotlightmtg.co.uk/tickets