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Halstead: Old King Cole arrives at the Empire this month
2:00pm Friday 11th January 2013 in News
Live pantomime will be coming to the Empire Theatre later this month as Old King Cole launches his search for a wife.
After the king decides it is time he found a wife, the town’s women, including royal cook Dotty Dumplin, are queueing up to audition for the role of Queen.
But Old King Cole has his heart set on Dotty’s daughter, Debbie Dumplin. Unfortunately Debbie has already fallen in love with the king’s aide Florian.
Meanwhile, King Cole’s evil brother Peski and wife Pariah are conspiring to unseat him from the throne, with help from a magic pool which reverses the ageing process and turns Old King Cole into Young King Cole.
The pantomime includes outrageous characters, flamboyant costumes, jokes, songs and even an exploding birthday cake.
Old King Cole is being performed by the Stane Street Players at the Empire Theatre, Butler Road, Halstead, on January 26 and 27.
Performances are at 2.30pm and 6.30pm on both days.
All tickets are £8. Call 07778 025490 or visit empire-theatre.co.uk