MEMORY LANE: Grantham pantomime was a ‘home-grown show’

Grantham pantomime, 1980.
Grantham pantomime, 1980.
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Grantham’s 1980 pantomime, ‘Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood’, which opened on New Year’s Day, was described as a “home-grown show”.

It was written by town journalist Peter Clawson, performed by a Grantham cast and watched by a local audience.

Proceeds went to the Grantham Society for Mentally Handicapped Children.

Amongst those taking part were Chris Woolley, Alan Norman, Michael Toon, Irene Wilson, Kevin O’Neill, Joan Toon, Hazel Hook, Jay Owen, Julie Rump, Sturt Wood, Linda Rawding, Michael Baker, Tony Taylor, Margaret Chapman, Richard Jeffries, Samantha Toon, Mary O’Neill, Brian Temple, Tony Hook, Eric Tuckwood, Robin Hook, Amanda Taylor and Nancy Owen.