Sleeping Beauty: A Modern Pantomime.

By Daniel Hughes

So anticipated was this year's Berrigan Amateur Dramatic Society play, the first of the four shows was sold out - a record walk-up audience for the group.

The other three performances of Sleeping Beauty: A Modern Pantomime also drew large and enthusiastic crowds to the Berrigan Memorial Hall. with the last two held at the weekend.

Each show featured terrific performances from leads Jasmine Hammond and Henry Gregory.

"Both performances for the opening weekend went off very well," BADS president Matt Hansen said.

"We got great audiences for both Friday and Saturday with an incredible 26 walk ups for the matinee, which set a record for us.

"Great word of mouth brought us around 95 people to our audience on the matinee, who were entertained by a very talented group of performers and singers.

"Simone Fox (director) has been really tough with how the performance has come out but it just goes to show the work she and the cast has put in was directly reflective in the audience and cast enjoyment."

The final two performances on Friday and Saturday drew a combined 215 people.

"The shows were a big success with Simone again doing a great directing job," Mr Hansen added.

"We had friends and family come from all corners with people travelling from Melbourne and Taree to be there.

"A tremendous amount of effort from the whole crew must be rewarded. It took about 50 to 60 people when you consider catering, ticketing, props and costume, hair and make-up and all the cast who made this whole event possible.

"We are hoping Simone will stay on as director, and hopefully she can start looking at scripts shortly for next year's performance."