This year’s Quince Players’ Production Is Very Special

Quince Players are all set for a World Premiere at your local Panto!


When the local amateur dramatic society were struggling to choose a script for their next pantomime, local authors David and Fiona Barker teamed up to deliver the goods. The husband-and-wife team wrote a brand new story based on nursery rhyme characters such as Bo Peep and Little Boy Blue.

“We didn’t want to produce a new version of a story that has been written hundreds of times already, so we came up with a plot involving a competition to find A Rhyme For Our Time,” said David, “and named the show Ba Ba Land.” Fiona had great fun with the brilliant rhyming couplets, leaning on her experience of writing rhyming picture books. “We wanted to make sure the show had all our favourite pantomime elements, including a ghost, a chase scene and plenty of audience participation. And we didn’t even fall out while writing it!”

Bo and Blue are desperate to win the competition and rekindle their love, but Blue has lost his mojo. And, of course, this is panto so there has to be a baddie. The Big Bad Wolf is keen to ruin everybody’s rhymes and win the competition for himself. Can Blue get his mojo back in time? Can Old Mother Hubbard find herself a man? When everything goes wrong can Bo rally the troops or will the Wolf get all the glory for himself?


To find out what happens, you’ll have to come along to see the first run of this pantomime anywhere in the world before it is used by other am-dram groups. Show dates are 11th-14th and 18th-20th January 2024. Tickets are available at the Quince Players’ website. But hurry, tickets will go fast! And remember, nothing ever goes wrong in Ba Ba Land. It’s just another day of sun.

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