Six hundred disabled and disadvantaged children and their families will be enjoying a special performance of the Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, thanks to Oxfordshire Freemasons.
The children will be attending the Playhouse Theatre in Oxford on December 14 where they will be greeted by a dozen Pantomime Dames – all played by local Freemasons. Ice cream, chocolate and a goody bag will be part of the fun.
Dignitaries from across Oxfordshire will also be attending, including John Howell, the MP for Henley, as well as the Mayors of Oxford, Bicester, Carterton, Chipping Norton, Thame, Wallingford and Witney.
Chief Executives of Oxfordshire, West Oxfordshire, Vale of the White Horse and South Oxfordshire Councils will also be present.
This special performance is the sixth pantomime that Oxfordshire Freemasons have arranged for local disabled and disadvantaged children. Each year the Oxford Playhouse puts on a special performance of their Christmas show at a cost of £6,000 for the afternoon.
Roger Hampshire of Oxfordshire Freemasons said:
“We’re really pleased to be able to arrange this special Christmas show for children and their families from across the county who need a bit of cheering up more than most. Pantomime is a wonderful British tradition that delights children today as much as it did a century ago.”