PANTOMIME returned to Bodmin with resounding success as a new community theatre group thrilled audiences with its rendition of Aladdin.  

The performances, by the Bodmin Community Pantomime group, brought to an end several fallow years in the town without the traditional shout of ‘it’s behind you!’.  

Damo Philp, who played Widow Twankie, thanked all those who took part and watched the performances held at the Bodmin Methodist Church. 

He said: “We would like to thank all the people who came to our performances.  

“It was amazing to see so many people laughing and clapping along with us. We all had so much fun putting it on for the supportive community we live in. Also thank you to everyone involved, including all cast and crew and the kind local companies who sponsored us.” 

Damo said that plans for 2025 had not yet been confirmed, but if another pantomime was held, the group would welcome more cast and crew to join them.  

He particularly encouraged those who might wish to meet new friends and build confidence to consider taking part, like he did.

He said: “It has given me a lot of joy in proving to myself I can do anything if I put real effort into it. Learning all my songs and lines were hard but I got there in the end thanks to the whole team who were so supportive.”