T'was one night in December, and all through the town, people were gathering, to watch Full Beam bring the house down.
Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year - and when you are putting on a brand new pantomime, in front of a large audience, it just gets better and better! James Penguin: Christmas Impossible took to the care home roads throughout December, and on the fourth day of the month, we performed at the brilliant Seaford Head School, complete with a wonderful theatre, head microphones and lots of laughs!
Read our blog post below, which was written just before the show took place, in late November!
Full Beam Productions are very pleased to announce that Beamer Dancer Nicole Allen
rejoins our team for the winter, stepping into the lead role of James Penguin in our pantomime. Nicole toured with our Miss V & The Beamers cast in August 2016, helping to raise £4,000 for St Wilfrid's Hospice
. Since then, she has kept herself extremely busy, and has started a course in massage therapy. We know that we will be first in line for a relaxing session after the December period! We are delighted she is able to return to our team, and we are already having loads of fun in rehearsals, as she brings our secret agent penguin character to life.
Also joining our team this year is Alexander Hunt
- a fabulous actor, who currently lives in Hastings (so not much travelling for him!). Alex has an impressive collection of experience in his resume, ranging from acting on stage and screen, to writing and directing various projects - and his characterisation of Widow Beaky this year is brilliant! Alex really is a key member to our team, he has fitted in extremely easily with everybody, and we are extremely excited to have him on board for our pantomime!
Our evil villain this year is played by Company Manager, Jim Pyle
. He's been practising his different voices, to make sure that his elf impression is spot on - and it's been very funny to listen to in the office! Jim has also directed the pantomime rehearsals, and written the script for this year's show - a multi-talented man indeed! Add to this the many songs he has re-written lyrics for, that he will be performing throughout the show, and he's certainly impressed us! Best funny moment so far? Without giving too much away, make sure you keep a look out for the Present of Shame! Natalie Bradshaw
takes a smaller role in our production for December - she's our seamstress, sound and lighting technician for our performances this year! There are lots of tricky prompts which she has to follow, so it's all a matter of timing, but we are sure she will be fine! Oh, and keep your eyes peeled, you might see her step on stage in a disguise a few times! It's going to be a brilliant show, so make sure you book your tickets NOW to guarantee a seat at our ONE & ONLY performance! It's on 4th December 2016, at Seaford Head School (Arundel Road Site), with doors opening at 14.40hrs, for a 3pm show!
Your generosity in August blew us away - please, dig deep this Christmas and help us raise even more for such a wonderful cause!
If you can't make the pantomime performance on 4th December, don't worry, there are plenty of other ways of catching a Full Beam Productions performance this November/December.
Palm Court Hotel, Eastbourne:
Come in for a drink on the evenings of 21st & 28th November, and 2nd December 2016, and listen to Jim and Natalie performing our favourite festive songs, mixed in with swing and rock and roll, for the best Turkey & Tinsel Party in town! Show starts at 8.30pm each evening.
Mowbray Hotel, Eastbourne:
Jim is performing a solo swing set list on 23rd December 2016, and on Christmas Eve, the couple are pairing together for the ultimate Christmas set list. Come and join us for a drink in the run up to Christmas - don't worry, you'll be home before Santa arrives, we promise!
Care & Residential Homes:
We are performing at lots of different care and residential homes this November/December. Some of our regular clients even allow public audience members to join in for the shows that we put on. Phone in advance to check, but we would love to see people there!
Every day, from 3rd - 18th December, you can visit the Eastbourne Christmas Market, next to the Bandstand, where there are lots of performances happening throughout the day, for free! Join Natalie and Jim on the following dates:
3rd December: 4pm onwards
6th December: 6pm onwards
7th December: 5.30pm onwards
14th December: 5.30pm onwards
15th December: 4pm onwards
There will be a bucket collection during our performances at the Bandstand, to help raise funds for new microphones, in time for our new touring shows, coming next year! If you would like to continue supporting Full Beam Productions, then please be generous in your donations! We are giving our time to the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce for this project, and it is very exciting to be performing on a marvellous stage like the bandstand - but as Tesco says, every little helps