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Wroxall Brownies and 4th Shanklin Brownies had a pre-Christmas treat recently when members travelled to Cowes to see the Cowes Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society’s production of Jungle Book – The Pantomime by Cheryl Barrett.

The Girlguiding units, along with their leaders, helped pack out Trinity Theatre for the show where 2 Brownies from Shanklin were playing the parts of wolves and monkeys.

Brownie Megan Bailey, 8, said before the show:

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“I am really excited about seeing the pantomime with all the other Brownies. I love going to Brownies and especially doing arts and craft work.”

9-year-old Darcie Duckworth added:

“I am very excited too. We do lots of fun activities at Brownies including going for outings like this.”

At the show everyone was able to join in with the usual pantomime banter. The presentation of this well-known story was quick paced and very colourful with some surprises along the way including an animal toy given to all the younger children attending.

Songs included ‘Eye of the Tiger’, ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ and ‘Funky Gibbon’. However, the Brownies most enjoyed the full of action song ‘Gone Bananas’ which is often sung at Girlguiding camp fires.

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During the interval some of the Girlguiding members met with 2 members of the cast – Hayden as Akela and Jack as King Alvin. This was an added excitement for the girls.

This year’s Cowes Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society’s production of The Jungle Book – The Pantomime ran over the first weekend of December and there will be more performances on 7th, 8th and 9th of December.

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