Snowflakes R Us

The first weekend in March saw the world premiere at the Hall of Snowflakes ‘R’ Us, a wonderful fairy-tale written and directed by Glesni Jones and performed by the newly formed Aberthin Young Players,a group of talented youngsters from the village ranging in age from 6 to 14 years.

Performances on Friday night and Saturday afternoon  sold out and the delighted audiences witnessed a wonderful fairy-tale pantomime complete with elves, fairies, baddy kings and wicked witches, a hapless Dame and a more hapless group of incompetent village bobbies.

The action was set initially in Dame Snowflake’s factory in fairyland making magic sleep dust for the Sandman and magic snow dust for the Winter Fairies and the audience then watched as the elves and fairies and village bobbies helped the Dame and her son Noel protect the magic dust from the big baddy King of the North and the wicked Black Witch of Winter who both try to steal the magic dust and turn Fairyland into a winter wasteland.

Too much praise cannot be heaped on the cast of youngsters aided and abetted by a few old hands. It is wonderful that so much talent and energy could be brought together and could perform with so much gusto.

Well done to Glesni, the cast and the backroom staff for putting on such a wonderful and memorable pantomime and to the parents of the cast members for all the hard work they put in supporting their young stars!

Cast members and back of house helpers are listed below together with a selection of wonderful pictures of the event.

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Fairygram and the Fairy of Winterland presenting flowers to

Councillor Mrs Elizabeth George, Mayor of Cowbridge and Llanblethian

The Young Aberthin Players


Supporting old hands or the not so young!



and behind the scenes...


Well done one and all...


Photo credits - Thank you to

Andy, Georgina, Laurie and Mike

Cast in order of
Elf 1                                  Joshua Jones 

Elf 2                                   Nick Schoner

Elf 3                                    Amy Sygrove

Dame Snowflake                  Huw Lloyd

Noel                                    Lewis Jones

Fairygram                            Anna Watts

King of the North              Henry Jackson

Storm                                 Luke Jones

Black Witch                       Casi Chapman

Witch’s Cat                        Tomos Howells

Inspector                           John Burns

Sergeant                    Griff Watts

Constable                          Zachary Jackson

Alice                                     Megan Coleman

Baker                                  Benetton Lewis

Fairy of Winterland            Tallulah Lewis

Jasmine                              Amy Sygrove

Town Crier                                 Toby Lewis

Writer & Director – Glesni Jones

Lights, Sound and Effects – Frank Hartles

Backdrops, Posters & Program art – Gary Rees

Back Stage Captain – Camilla Hopkin

Make up – Yvonne Owens

Prompts - Sian Coleman and Sarah Howells

Lighting Assistant - Mike Baker

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