Our Chairman, Ed Herrington, passed away peacefully on 15th April 2017, following a period of illness. Ed was a member of the Lowdham Pantomime Group for over twenty years, and our chairman since 2012. His love of theatre was revived when he was able to once more tread the boards after being given two new hips, his surgeon receiving complimentary tickets to the panto for years afterwards! Ed was involved in the theatre world all his life. A working actor in his youth and a gifted prop maker for film and TV, Ed made the weapons for Alien 3, He met his beloved wife Pat in the theatre whilst she was a wardrobe mistress. He asked Pat out six times before she would accept and they spent their lives blissfully happy ever more. His contribution to the Panto group was extraordinary. Not only did he play every part from Dame to Baddie, Cowboys and Pirates, Kings and Emperors, he was a consummate director, teacher, mentor, photographer, publicist and even did washing up on occasion! He could sing - his rendition of Whisky in the Jar in Robinson Crusoe 2010 being one of his best performances, and he could dance (in a fashion!), but his real love was acting. Each performance he gave was carefully rehearsed and each character he played was brought to life by his talent, comic timing and clever dramatic interpretation - his performance at Alaska Bob in Goldilocks 2012 being one of his best. His final performance, as Flight Lt Fairfax in our 'Allo 'Allo style murder mystery last August was nothing short of hilarious, and despite not being in the best of health he typically carried it off with great enthusiasm and dash! Ed was always one of those people you are always pleased to see. He was a community man, always willing to get involved, be it with the Panto group, Warthog Productions, the church, the school - indeed he was there at most village events with his trusty camera! He liked a glass of red wine and was a frequent visitor to The Old Ship In and the World's End and always with a tale to tell, he was a dear friend to many. But now Ed has played his final curtain and he will be sorely missed by all but never forgotten.
RIP Ed Herington