Mylor Yacht Club's panto raises £2,000 for local charities
A PANTOMIME which poked fun at a real-life commodore has raised more than £2,000 for local charities, thanks to a “polished performance” by the cast.
Robinson Cruise Oh!, which ran for four days last week, is about John Cruise, the commodore of Mylor Yacht Club.
As well as pleasing audiences, it was also well-received by the real Mr Cruise.
“Robinson Cruise Oh! was one of the best Mylor Yacht Club pantomimes that I've seen, a very polished production with great songs, wicked jokes and fun for everyone,” he said.
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“Ever since the title was revealed many months ago I had been expecting all manner of humour at my expense and I wasn't disappointed.
“However, like all good pantomimes the story had a happy ending and in a strange way left me, the butt of so many of its lines, with a warm feeling.”
Thanks to sell-out productions, £1,000 will be donated to Coast Medic – towards the cost of installing defibrillators in every harbour – and £1,000 to the Helford River Sea Scouts.
A spokeswoman for the production said: “Each night full houses clapped, cheered, sang, laughed and heckled through the production.
“Thank you to everyone involved in the production and to all the enthusiastic audiences.
“Special thanks to script writer Roger Taylor and producer Bernie Bagley.”