Who are we and what do we do?
Founded early in 2011 – the original brainchild of our Postmistress and Lollipop man, who noted that although the largest village in Calstock Parish, we were the only one without a Drama Group
No pantomime had been performed in Gunnislake for 40 years
There was a gathering of like-minded people to see if we could put together a Pantomime in the village. It took quite a lot of meetings and a lot of discussion – although we had a lot of talent, we had very little experience
Original Aims – to encourage all ages in the village to come together, have fun and put on a pantomime, using local talent whenever possible
A Committee was founded, a Constitution written, people recruited, costumes donated, funds raised (by Grants, sponsorship, donations, raffles and all other means!) and a first sketch performed at the Gunnislake Festival in August 2011
February 2012 – “Babes in the Wood” – written and directed by Mark Seaman - performed to some acclaim in Gunnislake Primary School
August 2012 – “Babes in the Wood the Sequel” performed at Gunnislake Festival. Reprised at Callington Honey Fair in October
February 2013 – “Aladdin” – directed by Lorna Baker – performed at Gunnislake Primary School. (Also to acclaim, of course)
February 2014 – “The Gunnislake Royal Variety Performance” – directed by Jackie Coombs with a cast of thousands and “Her Majesty” at the Gunnislake Theatre Royal (aka the Primary School)
2014/2015: Murder Mystery performance, (September) and February 2015 Panto “The Wizard of Kernow”.
Interested? Want a go? Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, sew, paint, sign write, build things, play with technical equipment, or even want to perform??? If so you can contact us by any or all of the following means (we embrace modern technology!) or join us at any of the GLAD socials (advertised on the website).
By email to By phone 07774 495 007
via Facebook : Gunnislake GLAD Facebook Group; Gunnislake GLAD Facebook Page Website: or even follow us on twitter on @GLADgunni
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