Make Believe Calls!

Magical items are going missing in the land of Make Believe and have ended up in a strange place called London… It is up to the audience to return the items to their owners and stop the baddies from using magic to take over the land of Make Believe.
Along the way they will meet some familiar faces who need their help such as Aladdin, Cinderella, and Peter Pan.

Make Believe Calls! is a pre-recorded, interactive pantomime that was created during the Covid-19 lockdown especially for Southwark based charity, Spring Community Hub.

Spring Community Hub (formally Central Southwark Community Hub) is a food bank that uses food donated by the local community, and partners with frontline professionals who refer local residents to their services. Not only do they provide food bank services, they also offer financial support; education and training; holiday cubs; and a community café.

Learn more about Spring Community Hub here.

Cast and Crew

Narrator / Prince Charming – Andrew Gourlay
Wicked Witch / Belle – Eleanor Neylon
Abanazar / Buttons – Sergio Maggiolo
Evil Queen  –  Isabella Van Braeckel
Captain Hook – Carl Blades
Aladdin – Elliott Bornemann
Widow Twankey / Bella the Beauty – Neil Gordon
Fairy Godmother – Kate Sketchley
Cinderella – Rebecca Brough
Peter Pan – Guido Garcia Leuches
Rapunzel – Jeannie Dickinson
Jack – Joshua Ashley
Puss in Boots – Katie Overstall
Little Red Riding Hood / The Lovely Liza – Nell Thomas

Written by Nell Thomas and Neil Gordon
Directed and Edited by Nell Thomas
Producer – Nell Thomas

Special thanks to Richard Thomas, Felicia Boshorin, and all the staff and volunteers at Spring Community Hub.