1. Fatstock Show
2. Oh yes it is!
3. Fireworks @
5. Small News
1. Fatstock Show
Once again the local farmers
gathered to show their prize livestock. This is a lovely
event and the sun came out, but as there were two dates floating
around on the internet and no advance publicity, there weren't
as many people as we had expected. If anyone knows the
organisers, would they ask them to get in touch with us so that
we may give them some advance publicity next year?
Oh yes it is!
Tony Lewis reports: Rehearsals
are now well under way for Dartmouth Players annual
pantomime production which this year is Cinderella, often
referred to as the nation’s favourite pantomime, to be
staged at the Flavel Theatre in Dartmouth between 28th and
31st December. This year’s cast includes a few well known
frequent performers on the Flavel stage together with many
interesting newcomers; although regulars will be pleased to
know that casting for both ends of the now infamous
Dartmouth Pantomime Cow remain unaltered.
The principal boy and girl are the glamorous Lucy Toomey and
Kate Ruddle. Lucy is the daughter of the BRNC Naval College
Commander Nick Toomey. She has recently appeared in “We Will
Rock You” as well as “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the fringe
festival. Another new comer to Dartmouth is Andy Killen who
has performed many leading roles around Torbay. Andy has
played Dame in many panto’s he is joined by Graham Mewis,
another ex Torbay performer, to play the Ugly sisters. We
challenge anyone to find a more glamorous Cinderella and
more outrageous ugly sisters in any UK panto!
The production is written and directed by Bill Hunt who
admits he has now clocked up 47 years on stage. The music
and song lyrics for Cinderella have been specially composed
by Norman Cork. “Very few groups have the advantage of a
resident composer who can produce such a variety of quality
music “says Bill, who is also the Chairman of the Dartmouth
Players. “We are very committed to original work. As well as
being a creative experience, it also relates well to our
performance space and the abilities of our cast.”
We would like to offer you a little “local knowledge” that
tickets for the pantomime are often sold our well before
Christmas, with many visitors being disappointed not be able
to buy tickets, therefore early booking through the Flavel
box office web site by
is highly recommended.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a whizz bang!
The Higher Ferry team has
organised a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display to
thank the people of Dartmouth and the surrounding area for
their support in the ferry’s first year of operation.
Kerry Southern, Higher Ferry Manager comments: “The support
we have received this year has been fantastic and we see
this as a little way that we can say thanks. The display
will be held at quarter past midnight, giving everyone
enough time to make their way down from their homes, or the
pubs, to the riverside! It will take place on the ferry so
the best place to enjoy all the action will be from the
Devon based Sonic Fireworks have designed a display that
will make the most out of the unique setting, and
reflections in the River Dart. Shown here is their event at
St Ives. The display will contain a mixture of
comets, candles and large aerial shell bursts that should
provide a stunning finale to the town's celebrations. In
order to set the display on the ferry, the last ferry from
Dartmouth on New Year’s Eve will be at 21:45 and at 21:50
from Kingswear. Kerry continues: “We hope to see as
many people on New Year’s Eve as possible, at what should be
a really fun event. All the crew are looking forward to the
display and by holding it on the ferry itself we can enjoy
twice the impact as all the fireworks will be reflected in
Dartmouth Guide Launch
Once again the definitive
Tourist Guide to Dartmouth has been launched.
Featuring Dartmouth photography as good as it gets (as good
as ours!) and a sections on what to do and where to stay.
Call in at the Tourist Information Centre to get some for
your guests or call them to have a copy sent to you.
See more by
6. Small News
Tonight is the Film
Society Party and the showing of " Shrek Forever After "
reports: I bet that I am your only reader who lives in
Angola in southern Africa. Like your reader in last
week’s edition, I want to thank you for the beautiful
snow photos. Here in Angola, surprisingly maybe,
Christmas lights and decorations are up everywhere. I
even went to a Carol Service at the British Embassy this
week. First thing I have asked my wife, when I get back
to UK next week for Christmas, is that we come down to
Dartmouth for a few days.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,