A local charity for people with learning disabilities have performed a Christmas pantomime.
Local Mencap Barnsley is a charity helping people with learning disabilities to lead more fulfilling lives.
To celebrate Christmas this year, the charity teamed up with Angel Voices Performing Arts Academy to perform ‘A Soapy Christmas’, written by Deborah G Price.
The performers each had a part to play and acted out two, 40 minute sets which included original dialogue as well as classic Christmas songs.
‘A Soapy Christmas’ has an original script but features familiar characters from popular TV soap operas. The play followed well-known soap villains such as Phil Mitchell, Kim Tate and Tracy Barlow in their plot to ruin Christmas.
Barnsley-based video production company Deadline Digital was at hand to film the pantomime in full.
Using a five camera set up and audio equipment, the video team was able to capture the annual panto performance for the first time in 4K quality and produce a video edit for DVD.
The pantomime took place at Holy Trinity School in Barnsley.
Deadline Digital Video Journalist, Chloe Neal, was there on the day.
“This was a real change in pace from what we usually film, but it was fantastic to be a part of. It’s rewarding knowing we are providing something that friends and families can watch for years to come and remember how incredible all the performers were on the night. It was really enjoyable to see how much fun the performers were having and the audience loved it too.”Chloe Neal