SMILES on faces, telling jokes from the show, humming tunes and making comparisons to other shows, are all part of what The Wayfarers Pantomime Society hope you will get from this years offering.

What the local panto group is serving up is The Snow Queen at The Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton from January 13-19.

The story is the Hans Christian Anderson classic and takes you right across Scandinavia, through four different seasons and, on the way, you'll meet a host of wacky characters you would only ever find in panto land!

Will Gerda be able to free Kai from the clutches of the evil Snow Queen? Will Helmut and Granny Fanny-Annie have the energy to keep up? How many ‘caw’ny one liners can Caw the Raven tell? Is it really a hippy commune they find? And will the Snow Queen finally cover the world in a frozen chill?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in this fast-paced, high energy show with songs, dance and lots of fun for all the family.

Chairman of the Wayfarers Panto Society, Martin Howe said: "We hope everyone who has seen the panto will come out smiling.

"That is the principal aim. We want them to say oh that was as good as, we want them to feel the their faces ache as they have smiled so much and we one them to be telling their favourite jokes from the show.

"We want them to go away have enjoyed what they have seen and to know the cast on stage are having just as much fun doing the show."

This year, 2019, is a landmark year for The Wayfarers as the society is celebrating 50 years of pantomimes.

The group first formed in 1962 but it was not until 1969 it took to the stage for its first panto and the rest as they say is history.

The reason the group pick on The Snow Queen as their panto was it the first time this panto had become available and a number of the other panto groups in Somerset were performing Cinderella so they decided to be different.

Martin explained one of the benefits from having society like the Wayfarers is the dedication of the young people.

They first join Taunton Wayfarers’ Youth Group (TWYGs) which is for children aged between 8 and 16 years old.

A number of the TWYGs are regulars in the Wayfarers Group and in 2018 appeared in Cinderella at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton Operatic Society when they performed at the Brewhouse and some where in the recent run of Wizard of Oz at the Brewhouse in December.

During its run at the Brewhouse this month, more than 3,000 people will watch the Wayfarers Pantomime, making it one of the best attended shows at the theatre.

Ticket for The Snow Queen cost:

Monday, January, 14 and Wednesday, January 16, from £12

All other performances from £15

Buy online at or call 01823 283 244.