We held the readthrough (etc) on Sunday – a first chance for everyone to meet and to talk through the show. It went really well. We managed to get through all the musical numbers, the whole script, and talk about the technical aspects of the production. A good day. And it’s going to be a great panto!
Rochelle Knowles Gadd will not be appearing with us this season for personal reasons – however we are delighted that we have secured the services of TV presenter and Pop Princess, Liberty X’s MICHELLE HEATON to play Aladdin! Michelle is going to be fabulous!
What a day yesterday was. Lots going on in pantoland. All will be revealed shortly!
So, a single individual complained to St Albans District Council about the panto banner being inappropriate. (What?!) St Albans District Council reacted to this one individual and ordered Harpenden Public Halls to take the banner down. Despite protestations by the HPH management, the Council ordered them to take it down. Harpenden Town Council weren’t consulted, and don’t have a problem with it. On Twitter, St Albans have said “for help on this try Harpenden Town Council” – but it wasn’t Harpenden Town Council, it was St Albans! (So why are they trying to deflect this!?). They have also said on Twitter “Banner went up too early” – but we know that isn’t the reason. It’s because of a single complainant! Have done several Press interviews today about this appalling reaction by St Albans District Council to one individual’s complaint. Let’s see where this goes….