Stockcross Panto Players

We are an amateur theatre group based in the village of Stockcross. Formed in 2007 we produce and perform an annual pantomime in the Sutton Hall . Keen to bring a community based village panto to the stage – our first panto (Cinderella) was the brainchild of local resident Jason Palmer. Always fun and entertaining for audiences, cast and crew, our performances raise funds for village events and hall maintenance.

Anyone from the village and surrounding area is welcome to join us – no previous experience needed though a sense of humour helps. Young, old and everyone in between – all are welcome and there are many ways to get involved … from stage design and creation, make-up and costumes, production and of course treading the boards if you want to have a go at acting.

We have cast and crew join us for one year – and others who have stayed for several. We have seen cast members start in the chorus and build confidence to take lead parts and crew move from behind the scenes to the stage and back again.

We are a supportive and friendly bunch, so get in touch if you’d like to hear more or find out how you can get involved in future performances. We start planning the pantomime in June, rehearsals start in September and we perform three nights at the start of December.

Past performances have included: Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Aladdin, Snow White, The Ice Queen, Dick Whittington, Alice the Panto, Wicked Witches of Oz, Buttons, Treasure Island, Puss in Boots, The Good, The Bad & the Panto, Bah Humbug. And in 2022, the panto players returned in Dick Turpin.


What our cast and crew say…


We’d only been in the village a couple of months, and never been involved in theatre before, when we volunteered to help with the music with that year’s performance of Aladdin – everyone was so welcoming, supportive and encouraging. We’ve been involved ever since even after moving out of the village. Had the chance to go on stage and directing too, all of which have been hugely rewarding in many ways, so much fun and a great way to meet people and make new friends … Saz
The first panto I got involved in was Dick Whittington when I was seven. I was part of the chorus and I remember instantly falling in love with the people and being on a stage acting. It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are, where you come from or how good you are at acting, you always feel welcome and supported.I’ve done every panto since then and I’m now 18, both being in the cast and now co-directing this years panto. Over the years my confidence grew and I went from non speaking roles to main roles. This community proves that there are no limits to your talent … Grace

What our audiences say…

We’ve missed the village panto over the last couple of years and we’re so pleased it’s back. What another fabulous performance it was tonight – we absolutely loved it
It was FANTASTIC – absolutely hilarious with some fantastic characters
What a fabulous opening night – you were all amazing and absolutely smashed it, we loved every second – hats off to you all