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Panto’s croc stars will bow out as raffle prizes

Just Regional
Dec 22, 2016 2 mins read

A rare chance to win two panto cast members is being offered by a North Norfolk theatre.

Tick and Tock, two custom-built crocodiles currently starring in the Peter Pan panto at Sheringham Little Theatre, are the prize.

While other actors head off to other dramas when the curtain comes down at the end of the run, the two cheeky crocs will head to a new home – to live with the holder of the winning ticket.

The colourful pair were made especially for the show by David Leech from famous puppet makers Pelham.

They were the idea of director Nick Earnshaw who has worked with Mr Leech before and wanted the puppets to double up the trouble for Captain Hook, whose fearless façade is pierced by the creature which ate his severed hand, lost In a swordfight with arch enemy Peter Pan.

The puppets have spent the panto season popping out of their windows in the wings to annoy the baddie with their knockabout humour – and are now being raffled off to boost a theatre improvement project.

The proceeds of the raffle will go towards the theatres A Little Bit Bigger extension project, which aims to extend on to a flat roof.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “These are completely unique handmade puppets which will make a special memento of the show for someone to win.”

Tick and Tock will be raffled off when the panto ends on January 1. Tickets are on sale at the theatre.

For more information call the box office on 01263 822347 or visit the website on www.sheringhamlittlethetre.com

Sheringham panto creator and director Nick Earnshaw with Tick and Tock the crocodile puppets which are being raffled. PICTURE: Richard Batson

Sheringham panto creator and director Nick Earnshaw with Tick and Tock the crocodile puppets which are being raffled.
PICTURE: Richard Batson

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