South Brent Amateur Dramatic Society
South Brent
Amateur Dramatic Society
By Paul Reakes

Tom Thumb

Join in the fun at our magical SBADS pantomime for 2023

Does size matter? Oh, no it doesn’t! Tom Thumb is the pantomime which shows that life is not about how big you are, but how big your heart is.

One of the oldest stories in pantomime, the adventures of Tom Thumb were first recorded in the 17th Century: our version for 2023 is written by the popular pantomime author, Paul Reakes.

Tom Thumb must battle the forces of evil and win the heart of his true love, the Princess Primrose, with help (or not) from his family, his friends and (of course!) the audience. Will Tom manage to escape the clutches of the dastardly Slugslime? Can Lucy Lastic and dim Tim Thumb handle a simple recipe? Who is the mysterious Spellena? And can fun-loving Mum Thumb keep on top of all the chaos?

With plenty of opportunities for audience participation, and much fun for all the family, Tom Thumb is the perfect antidote for a winter of discontent.

Ticket prices held!

We are charging the same ticket prices as we did in 2014 – and we’ve even added a discounted family ticket! Book two adult and two child tickets and you will receive a £4 discount.

You can choose your own seats if you book online. In common with most theatres, there is a small online booking fee. There’s no booking fee for tickets bought with cash/card direct from SBADS at our village box office in January 2023.

Ticket sales

Tickets can be bought online or through our village box office. Online sales begin in November 2022. The village box office will be open in January 2023.

Doors open

Doors open thirty minutes before each performance.

Refreshments and Raffle

Tea, coffee and soft drinks available in the interval at every performance. Bar open from 7pm.

A raffle will be drawn at each performance: tickets available before the performance.


The pantomime is at South Brent Village Hall, which has been home to SBADS for nearly a century. The traditional village hall has a licensed bar, permanent elevated stage, induction loop and full wheelchair access.

If you are coming by car, there is limited parking on the road outside the hall, and a free public car park the other side of the railway line. Please obey the road markings – particularly the ‘no loading’ restriction around the junction outside the hall – and please park courteously wherever you park in our village.

Latest news about this production

Online ticket problems? Please let us know.

November 20, 2022

Some people have told us that they have had problems purchasing tickets online through the ‘Seaty’ website. We have contacted the Seaty website team, but as we have been unable to replicate any problems ourselves it has been hard to help them to identify the issue.  If you do have problems with Seaty, please try…

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Tom Thumb – help needed…

October 27, 2022

We are well underway with rehearsals and would benefit greatly from someone stepping up to two key roles as yet unfilled: Producer An important person in any production, the Producer’s role is to to help the Directors turn their artistic intention into reality.  Making the production safe, managing the interactions between the various elements which…

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Tom Thumb Pantomime – Ticket Sales Open

October 26, 2022

Tickets for our Pantomime “Tom Thumb” are available online via our booking system SEATY from 7 November. Please go to the Tomb Thumb page for links to the online system. Current SBADS Members will have opportunities (notified by email) to buy before general ticket sales and to enjoy their member discount.  Members buying online should…

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Tom Thumb Cast and Rehearsals Are Underway

October 9, 2022

Tom Thumb has now been cast and rehearsals are underway. Make dates for your diaries: Production dates:  25, 26, 27, 28th January 2023 All nights, doors open 6.45pm, performance starts 7.30 pm.  Additional Matinee 2,30pm on the Saturday 28th. Bar and refreshments will be available. As ever there will be a Raffle each performance. Tickets…

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Casting Calls for Tom Thumb Pantomime 4th and 11th September

August 29, 2022

SBADS has been picking itself up from the Sleeping Beauty like COVID slumber and the Committee has decided that our first production since late 2019 will be the delayed 2021 Pantomime: Tom Thumb. The production will be directed by Cathie Pannell and Mike Sermon.  We will be having an open read of the script for all…

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