gave us a fantastically glittery, sparkling and highly entertaining
Talisman panto which was hugely enjoyed by everyone who
saw it or participated in it... Directed by Steve Smith
and choreographed by Clive Bennett, on sets lavishly and
beautifully designed by Wendy Morris and in the immensely
capable hands of a backstage team led by June Bewick, there
was no way it could be anything less than a rip-roaring
success - and it was!
performing from Alistair, Paige, Des, Gill , Kevin, Val
and Kim with excellent support from all the rest of the
cast, especially the younger members, ensured that our usual
extremely high standards were surpassed again this year
.I feel that the Costumes (Sam Harris) and the Lighting
(Steve Roberts) contributed greatly to the magic of "Cinderella"
and deserve special praise, as does everyone involved. Panto
involves a great deal of work -and it brings a different
audience to our theatre. For many children it is their first
and definitive contact with live theatre and, as such, it
is a vital part of our programme.
Thanks to one
Our next production
offers a change of mood, tempo and style with Alan Ayckbourn's
wickedly funny and wryly observed play "Absent Friends".
Vanessa Comer's perfectly formed cast of six are already
into full rehearsal with this one which,encourages us to
laugh at the human foibles and weaknesses which are so much
a part of all of us. Not to be missed!
I do hope you
all had an excellent Christmas. Good wishes for the New