History of the WAPs


The story starts with a flippant comment made in The Cross Keys in July 2005 that a pantomime should be produced for Christmas.

By August 2005, five people were sitting in a front room writing the script for the first pantomime – Snow White and the Several Dwarves. With hard work and the co-operation of a number of people in the village, a stage was erected and lit with strings of Christmas lights, allowing the pantomime to be performed in December 2005. The pantomime was a great success and so WAPS was born.

WAPs have come a long way in a short time. The Village Hall now boasts a permanent stage and the WAPS now have the resources to produce shows that can rival many professional theatres. Most Pantomime scripts are now written by members of the WAPs and Summer shows are also produced to great acclaim.

WAPs is open to anybody, whether they would like a part in a production or can offer help behind the scenes.