Keighley pantomime costumes go on display at Cliffe Castle

A new display at Cliffe Castle is showcasing a selection of Principal Girl and Principal Boy costumes from pantomimes performed by Keighley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society through the years.

The Once Upon A Pantomime exhibition includes outfits from shows including Goody Two Shoes, Cinderella and Babes In The Wood.

The Keighley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society is now known as the Keighley Musical Theatre Company and is staging its latest pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, at Victoria Hall from 28th January to 4th February 4th 2023.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “Pantomimes are a great tradition of this time of year and we’re delighted to be able to bring these traditional fairy-stories to life with this display at Cliffe Castle Museum.”

Keighley Musical Theatre stalwart Barbara Boothroyd, who organised the loan of the costumes to the museum, said: “So much work goes in to putting on the shows and creating the costumes, this is a great opportunity to see these fabulous creations up close and really get to see the details.”

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