Dinnet panto’s proceeds to aid flood victims

Sinbad the Sailor: Expect cannibals, whales, and mayhem
Sinbad the Sailor: Expect cannibals, whales, and mayhem

The Dinnet Panto Group has decided to donate some of the proceeds from this year’s show to aid the victims of the flooding of Royal Deeside.

This year’s offering will be Sinbad the Sailor at the Kinord Hall, an adventure on the high seas with cannibals, whales, pop songs, and all the usual mayhem of the Dinnet Panto.

Anni Stonebridge, chairperson of the kinord Hall Committee, said: “The residents of Deeside have been so generous with their support for the Dinnet Panto, ensuring nearly sellout houses since its inception six years ago.

“Although we did consider cancelling the panto, we felt that it’s times like these when people need to have a laugh and forget their troubles for an hour or two. The entire cast were unanimous that we should go ahead and donate part of the profits to one of the funds that has been set up.”

Rehearsals have been underway since August, but this production has not gotten to this stage without its fair share of interruptions.

“Owing to a few regular cast members having other commitments, we struggled to complete the principal casting, with the final piece of the jigsaw completed just before Christmas,” explained Tommy Baxter, director. “We also had to cancel a few rehearsals, as cast members were either unable to get to rehearsal or busy with relief efforts.”

Sinbad runs from January 18 to January 23 in the Kinord Hall, Dinnet, 7:30pm. For tickets, visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/dinnethall, the Loch Kinord Hotel in Dinnet, the Riverside Cottage Cafe, or Maggie’s Coffee Shop.