Cinderella was the Pantomime for 1997, Lynne stock decided to leave the Company and we welcomed a new Director Jaci Brickley-Clark. Bob Woodford undertook the role of Production Manager. The Production Team decided that Members should audition for parts. As in the past, parts were given out only on previous talent. An extra performance was put on Saturday evening for the first time which turned out to be a success. On a sad note, however, our Production Manager and Dame Bob Woodford died later that year after a short illness. Jaci went on to Direct Aladdin in 1998 and the show was dedicated to the late Bob Woodford. Peter Holder played his favorite role ‘Abanazer’, his villainous tendencies came in handy especially as being Company Treasurer. APC also decided to affiliate to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) at the end of that year.