WROXALL Brownies and the 4th Shanklin Brownies, units of Girlguiding Isle of Wight, had a pre-Christmas treat when they travelled to Cowes to see the Cowes Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society’s production of Jungle Book-The Pantomime by Cheryl Barrett.

Two brownies from Shanklin were in the production playing the parts of wolves and monkeys.

At the show everyone was able to join in with the usual pantomime banter and 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.

During the interval some of the girlguiding members met with two members of the cast.-

Eight-year-old brownie Megan Bailey said, “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.”

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

Lucy Harris, also nine, said, “At brownies recently we have been doing a building a bridge challenge-It was quite hard to do- but fun.”

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 December 7, 8, and 9.