RCPG Present - DRACULA - A Modern Comedic Twist On This Traditional Transylvanian Tale.
Ripon Charity Pantomime group was formed in 1978 when a local team of like-minded people came together to perform Cinderella.
Following a successful first year of performances, the group decided to donate some of the funds generated through ticket sales to local good causes and the idea of having an annual pantomime that benefited the local community was born.
Over the past 46 years, the pantomime group has grown from a small handful of people to a cast & crew of over 30. The 2024 cast is comprised of a diverse mix of ages and experience, ranging from first time performers through to seasoned pantomime regulars with over 20 years treading the boards.
The 2023 production of Cinderella raised £2950 that was subsequently donated to several local charities and not for profit organisations including, Holy Trinity Breakfast Club, Jennyruth Workshops, Ohana, Autism Angels and Ripon Museum Trust to name just a few.
Buoyed by the success of Cinderella last year, the pantomime committee decided to deviate from the usual pantomime format and instead host a side-splitting production of Dracula. Written by Stuart Lyndon and produced by Chris Scott, this version of the infamous Transylvanian tale replaces the graphic use of blood with bucket loads of blancmange and comedic routines inspired by cult comedy horror films such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Young Frankenstein.
First performed in Derbyshire in 2014, this version of Bram Stoker’s classic tale couldn’t be further removed from the horror and psychological thrills of Jonathan Harker’s original quest to hunt for the infamous Dracula. Instead, what awaits you is an evening of pantomime traditions combined with belly laughs around every corner.