Whitkirk Arts Guild

Type of Performance Pantomime
Ticket Price (Full Price) £7.50
Ticket Price (Concession) £6.00

Follow the tale of Jack and his family in his quest to free the village from the Giant's tyranny, reclaim his beloved family cow and win the heart of a Princess in our hilarious annual pantomime.


Cast

Name Role
Andrew Brown Chorus
Chris Burdis-Green Narrator
Robert Butler Chorus
Lynn Evans Chorus
David Farrar Chorus
Deb Greaves Queen
Jane Gulliver Daisy the Cow
Charlotte Hodge Jack Trott
Susan Horwell Chorus
Gail Jackson Chorus
Matthew Jackson Giant
Nick Jackson Princess
Matthew Jameson Dame Trott
Joshua Knight Chorus
Lorna Marshall Chorus
Rebecca Nelson Chorus
Sue Newsome Daisy the Cow
Louise Norbury-Robinson Chorus
Jason Robinson Chorus
Sean Robinson Daisy the Cow
Vikki Robinson Chorus
Rosie Sherburn Chorus
Keith Speight Chorus
Anne Spencer Chorus
Helen Thomson Simple Simon
Lee Wallace Fleshcreep
Laura Wilkinson Fairy

Crew

Name Role
David Battersby Technical Crew
Anne Bigland Front of House
Lynne Bigland Bookings
Lynne Bigland Director
Tim Bigland Stage Crew
Thomas Gulliver Technical Crew
Charlotte Hodge Choreographer
Gail Jackson Dance Répétiteur
Mike Jackson Technical Crew
Nick Jackson Publicity
Lorna Marshall Wardrobe
Mel Moody Front of House
Mel Moody Wardrobe
Adam Moore Technical Crew
Louise Norbury-Robinson Director
Louise Norbury-Robinson Musical Director
Andrew Thomson Stage Manager
Helen Thomson Dance Répétiteur
Helen Thomson Props
Ian Thomson Technical Crew
Tricia Thomson Props
Tricia Thomson Props
Tricia Thomson Stage Crew

Reviews

This was my first visit to a Whitkirk Pantomime as Area Rep., and I was not disappointed! Whitkirk Arts Guild presented a good, old-fashioned pantomime, with a few modern and... Christine Castle

This was my first visit to a Whitkirk Pantomime as Area Rep., and I was not disappointed!

Whitkirk Arts Guild presented a good, old-fashioned pantomime, with a few modern and quirky moments thrown in for good measure. Excellent principals made the most of their characterisations; rounded performances from Charlotte Hodge, Matthew Jameson, Lee Wallace, Laura Wilkinson, Helen Thomson, Deb Greaves, Nick Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Chris Burdis-Green and three performers operating Daisy the Cow; Jane Gulliver, Sue Newsome & Sean Robinson.

The chorus ably supported the principals and, as always, the technical team, set, costumes, props,wardrobe and stage crew were of a very high standard. The sets and costumes were bold and bright - I do like a 'positive' look and from the audience's point of view, everything was just right.

There was plenty for the audience to boo and cheer - comic timing is very important for pantomime - I especially liked the role of the Narrator, who kept the audience well-informed on how to behave - she reminded me of 'Edna' in 'Emmerdale' - bossy and interfering!

The directors, Louise and Lynn, produced a fast-paced show: Charlotte, as choreographer, made sure movement suited the company (and she also played Jack!). If I had any small criticisms, it would be the choice of accent for Jack & the Fairy - although a brilliant Liverpudlian, it was hard to understand all the dialogue. I also wished the Queen could have had more glitter, a fancy hairstyle and a huge crown! None of this detracted form the overall performance. The choice of 'Daisy, Daisy' as the song sheet was superb, with the young and quite elderly audience singing their hearts out!

Once again, my congratulations to the entire company; Community Theatre at its best!

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Congratulations must go to Whitkirk Arts Guild for their fabulously funny production of Jack and the Beanstalk. It left me chuckling all the way home after going to see the... Shelagh Freer

Congratulations must go to Whitkirk Arts Guild for their fabulously funny production of Jack and the Beanstalk. It left me chuckling all the way home after going to see the performance which was full of fun and laughter for all the family, young and old. I really can't single anyone out as all players were outstanding, from the hilarious narrator, the disgusting Fleshcreep, the diminuative Giant, the wonderfully camp Dame Trott, the gorgeous Princess (Nick your skin looked flawless under all that makeup)... to Jack and the Cow... the list is endless. Well done everyone for such a polished production!

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