One of the best shows ever by Whitkirk Arts Guild.
— Geoffrey Lidster
|Type of Performance||Revue|
|Ticket Price (Full Price)||£8.00|
|Ticket Price (Concession)||£6.50|
Grab your popcorn and settle in for an evening of entertainment inspired by the world of film. Whitkirk Arts Guild are proud to present A Night at the Movies, a musical revue packed full of songs from the silver screen.
Enjoy a whirlwind tour of hits from the biggest blockbusters and a few you might not be so familiar with, all from the comfort of cabaret style seating. With the bar open all four nights offering a variety of drinks both during and after the show, you and your friends can make an evening of it.
|Marianna Booth||Member of the Cast|
|Andrew Brown||Member of the Cast|
|Lynn Evans||Member of the Cast|
|Deb Greaves||Member of the Cast|
|Damien Hall||Member of the Cast|
|Charlotte Hodge||Member of the Cast|
|Sue Horwell||Member of the Cast|
|Claire Jackson||Member of the Cast|
|Gail Jackson||Member of the Cast|
|Matthew Jackson||Member of the Cast|
|Nick Jackson||Member of the Cast|
|Sheila Jameson||Member of the Cast|
|Hayley Jefferys||Member of the Cast|
|Joshua Knight||Member of the Cast|
|Ann-Marie Mallinson||Member of the Cast|
|Kirsten Moore||Member of the Cast|
|Rebecca Nelson||Member of the Cast|
|Louise Norbury-Robinson||Member of the Cast|
|Sean Robinson||Member of the Cast|
|Vikki Robinson||Member of the Cast|
|Keeley Row||Member of the Cast|
|Rosie Sherburn||Member of the Cast|
|Keith Speight||Member of the Cast|
|Anne Spencer||Member of the Cast|
|Helen Thomson||Member of the Cast|
|Laura Wilkinson||Member of the Cast|
|David Battersby||Technical Crew|
|Anne Bigland||Front of House|
|Tim Bigland||Stage Crew|
|Adam Moore||Technical Crew|
|Kirsten Moore||Assistant Choreographer|
|Louise Norbury-Robinson||Musical Director|
|Jason Robinson||Stage Crew|
|Ben Simpson||Stage Crew|
|Andrew Thomson||Stage Manager|
|Helen Thomson||Dance Captain|
|Ian Thomson||Technical Crew|
|Tricia Thomson||Stage Crew|
No-one could accuse Whitkirk Arts Guild of resting on their not inconsiderable laurels by just presenting a straight forward concert - this group relish going that extra mile to bring... Christine Castle
No-one could accuse Whitkirk Arts Guild of resting on their not inconsiderable laurels by just presenting a straight forward concert - this group relish going that extra mile to bring their patrons something different and challenging.
This time, they chose to explore music from well-known (and not so well-known) films - their choice was varied and carefully put together.The Director/Choreographer Charlotte Hodge and Musical Director Louise Norbury-Robinson, had obviously worked hard to find music to suit their talented company - their usual dedication to detail shone through the entire evening, much to the delight of the audience, sitting at tables with complimentary popcorn to complete an interesting ambience.
With 16 musical numbers in Act 1 and 15 in Act 2, the company were kept on their toes to hold a brisk pace - I particularly enjoyed the 'Cups' number from the film 'Perfect Pitch' involving eye-watering trickery with plastic cups. The a capella singing of 'Let it Go' from the animated film 'Frozen' was of a very high standard. In Act 2, I would like to make mention of 'The Rose' from the film of the same name, well-sung, and the James Bond section; the 'Skyfall' number excellently performed.
As always, the technical crew, David Battersby, Adam Moore and Ian Thomson, had pulled out all the stops to bring some stunning visual and lighting effects which complimented the production.
I would only pick up on one aspect of the production in that more solos and duets could have been accommodated - at times, it came a little repetitive using the full chorus, although this does not diminish their talented appearance!
Lastly, I must say that every effort is made to give the group's audiences entertainment of the highest quality, from the performers to front-of house, costume and stage management and all who are involved; it is so important - many congratulations!×
Well I've just experienced one of the best shows *ever* by Whitkirk Arts Guild. The audience were seated cabaret style at large circular tables with popcorn bags provided. The stage... Geoffrey Lidster
Well I've just experienced one of the best shows ever by Whitkirk Arts Guild.
The audience were seated cabaret style at large circular tables with popcorn bags provided. The stage curtains were hidden from view by white panels and the back of the stage was used as a screen. The projector had been mapped to give perfect cut-off around the edges of the stage giving a truly professional touch. The sound and lighting were magnificent and the singing could be heard with exceptional clarity. The amount of work that must have gone into learning all the songs plus additional harmonies and re-arrangements to suit different voices in small groups can only be imagined. Likewise the super slick choreography throughout just made a perfect 'Night at the Movies'. Even the projected backcloth and stage surround was specially created to match each individual song.
In addition we were treated to wonderfully edited clips from countless films only about 50% of which I really knew. The little film breaks served to give the amazing cast a short moment to breath and get changed yet again but they too were designed to lead into the next song. Little touches like the girl with the tray 'selling' popcorn to top up the tables where it had all been eaten was just brilliant. Louise, Charlotte, the entire cast and of course the magificent lighting and sound crew have done a fantastic job.×