Whitkirk Arts Guild

Type of Performance Pantomime
Ticket Price (Adult) £8.00
Ticket Price (Concession) £6.50

Come join everyone at Whitkirk in our annual family pantomime as we tell the classic tale of Cinderella, complete with ugly sisters, bumbling barons, fairy godmothers, hilarious henchmen and one very special shoe.


Cast

Name Role
Andrew Brown Chorus
Chris Burdis-Green Fairy Godmother
Charlotte Hodge Shrapnel
Sue Horwell Chorus
Claire Jackson Chorus
Gail Jackson Chorus
Matthew Jackson Buttons
Nick Jackson Chorus
Matthew Jameson Ginevera
Sheila Jameson Chorus
Josh Knight Baron
Rebecca Nelson Cinderella
Louise Norbury-Robinson Prince
Sean Robinson Chorus
Vikki Robinson Chorus
Keith Speight Hermione
Anne Spencer Chorus
Helen Thomson Nugget
Laura Wilkinson Dandini

Crew

Name Role
David Battersby Technical Crew
Lynne Bigland Bookings
Lynne Bigland Stage Crew
Tim Bigland Stage Crew
Claire Jackson Wardrobe
Nick Jackson Publicity
Mel Moody Front of House
Adam Moore Technical Crew
Kirsten Moore Choreography
Kirsten Moore Director
Louise Norbury-Robinson Musical Director
Jason Robinson Stage Crew
Andrew Thomson Stage Manager
Helen Thomson Dance Répétiteur
Ian Thomson Technical Crew
Tricia Thomson Stage Crew
Laura Wilkinson Wardrobe

Reviews

It's always a test when I attend a Whitkirk Arts Guild production, to figure out what they achieve in a seemingly ordinary hall, making their shows so professional and different.... Christine Castle

It's always a test when I attend a Whitkirk Arts Guild production, to figure out what they achieve in a seemingly ordinary hall, making their shows so professional and different. Cinderella was no exception! Making her directorial debut, Kirsten Moore produced a first-class pantomime, much to the delight of a packed audience that included Brownies and Silver Liners - and there was enough in this panto to please both factions!

Once again, a perfectly chosen cast presented a traditional panto with a modern twist - The lynch-pin of the piece was Buttons, played by a confident Matthew Jackson, who immediately engaged with the audience and soon had us all shouting back at his every entrance! Strong performances were maintained throughout by the Prince (Louise Norbury-Robinson), Dandini (Laura Wilkinson), Cinderella (Rebecca Nelson) and we can't ignore the Ugly Sisters (Keith Speight and Matthew Jameson) - their 'make-up' routine was hilarious! Other principals, Shrapnel (Charlott Hodge), Nugget (Helen Thomson), Baron (Josh White) and also Fairy Godmother (Chris Burdis-Green) as a very off-beat character, all gave excellent support and the chorus added an extra touch in the ensemble numbers. There was a real teamwork on show here, from backstage departments; sets were in the form of projections and at times, were rather faint, but this did not spoil the overall effect. The MD, Louise Norbury-Robinson had chosen the music for the show well and musical numbers were sung very well - Kirsten Moore also choreographed the production, assisted by Helen Thomson as répétiteur - a lot of hard work and thought had gone into the entire production. I attended on first night but it was as confident a production as I'm sure it was on the last night - everyone worked with my favourite two 'E's - energy and enthusiasm!

I was very impressed to be told that the author of the pantomime, Matthew Maisey, had tweeted the group to wish them well with the production - what a lovely gesture! He would have been proud of the interpretation of his Cinderella!

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