THE Patrician Youth Centre pantomime ‘Robin Hood – Babes in the Wood ‘ which showed at the Great Hall in the Downshire Estate in Downpatrick was another great success. After weeks of rehearsals, the large cast of youth club members performed their hearts out to a packed and enthusiastic audience.
This was the 27th pantomime produced by the Patrician Youth Centre and they just keep getting better and better. Since the 80’s, the Patrician has been producing pantomimes with the help of its members and song, dance and comedy are all part of the show.
Yvonne Maquire, Senior Youth Worker, said, “We are delighted to bring you this tale of life from Sherwood Forest. The hilarious script sets the scene for the finale, the showdown between the baddie, the Sherriff of Nottingham, and the goodie, Robin Hood.
“Our pantomimes are a team effort involving back stage production, set design, choreography etc and musicians along with the cast, young people, who are the public face of the pantomimes.
“The Patrician Youth centre extends our sincere thanks and gratitude to our entire team for their commitment and dedication to the Youth Centre and the Youth of our Parish. A special word of thanks too to our sponsors in the community for their generous support again this year with a thank you to Down District Council Arts Service and The Arts Council NI.
“Throughout the rehearsals parents have been very suppoprtive and, as always, the audiences have come out again this year and supported the Patrician Youth Center pantomime.”