Community theatre at its best!
— Christine Castle
|Jane Gulliver||Daisy the Cow|
|Charlotte Hodge||Jack Trott|
|Matthew Jameson||Dame Trott|
|Sue Newsome||Daisy the Cow|
|Sean Robinson||Daisy the Cow|
|Helen Thomson||Simple Simon|
|David Battersby||Technical Crew|
|Anne Bigland||Front of House|
|Tim Bigland||Stage Crew|
|Thomas Gulliver||Technical Crew|
|Gail Jackson||Dance Répétiteur|
|Mike Jackson||Technical Crew|
|Mel Moody||Front of House|
|Adam Moore||Technical Crew|
|Louise Norbury-Robinson||Musical Director|
|Andrew Thomson||Stage Manager|
|Helen Thomson||Dance Répétiteur|
|Ian Thomson||Technical Crew|
|Tricia Thomson||Stage Crew|
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!×
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!×