A first-class pantomime! Christine Castle
|Type of Performance||Pantomime|
|Ticket Price (Full Price)||£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.
|Chris Burdis-Green||Fairy Godmother|
|David Battersby||Technical Crew|
|Lynne Bigland||Stage Crew|
|Tim Bigland||Stage Crew|
|Mel Moody||Front of House|
|Adam Moore||Technical Crew|
|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|
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!×