Whitkirk Arts Guild

Robin Hood And Babes In The Wood

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One thing you can be sure Whitkirk Arts Guild do superbly well is pantomime and this year's was no exception.


Type of Performance Pantomime
Ticket Price (Full Price) £5.00
Ticket Price (Concession) £3.50

Cast

Name Role
Laura Blackburn Janet
Bryan Butler Chorus
Paul Chadwick Robin Hood
Kieran Crowley Chorus
Matthew Deane Chorus
Lucy Densley Child Chorus
Jackie Dunderdale Chorus
Sarah Freer Child Chorus
Debi Greaves Maid Marian
Gail Jackson Spirit
Hanne Jackson Child Chorus
Matthew Jackson John
Nick Jackson Little John
Sheila Jameson Chorus
Ken McCormac Friar Tuck
Sam Newsome Will Scarlet
Sue Newsome Chorus
Keith Rinder Chorus
Jason Robinson Child Chorus
Katie Smith Chorus
Beryl Stobbart Chorus
Jo Thorpe Herman The Henchman
Lee Wallace Sheriff Of Nottingham
Michael Walsh Nurse Norah
Anna West Chorus

Crew

Name Role
David Battersby Publicity
David Battersby Sound Technician
Anne Bigland Front Of House
David Bigland Publicity
David Bigland Stage Crew
Lynne Bigland Bookings
Lynne Bigland Stage Crew
Tim Bigland Front Of House
Tim Bigland Stage Crew
Andrew Brown Musical Director
Jane Gulliver Prompt
Mike Jackson Effects Technician
Melanie Moody Front Of House
Sue Newsome Wardrobe
Louise Norbury Producer
David Robinson Stage Crew
Vikki Robinson Front Of House
Beryl Stobbart Choreographer
Andrew Thomson Stage Manager
Ian Thomson Lighting Design
Ian Thomson Stage Crew
Tricia Thomson Stage Crew
Tricia Thomson Stage Design
Anna West Chaperone
Laura Wilkinson Producer
Laura Wilkinson Wardrobe

Reviews

One thing you can be sure Whitkirk Arts Guild do superbly well is pantomime and this year's was no exception. Full houses and totally enchanted, wide eyed children told the... The Critic

One thing you can be sure Whitkirk Arts Guild do superbly well is pantomime and this year's was no exception.

Full houses and totally enchanted, wide eyed children told the whole story. They laughed, they sang, they screamed and when their hero was in trouble they almost cried. The hero in question was Robin Hood, ably played by Paul Chadwick, with attractive Debi Greaves as his Maid Marion.

We also got two for one with 'Babes in the Wood' being incorporated into the' script and what mischievous babes Laura Blackburn and Matthew Jackson turned out to be: But the success of the show I felt was its accent on fun, which it was from beginning to end. Even the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, so expertly played by Lee Wallace, developed a great rapport with his young audience and Jo Thorpe as Herman the Henchman was hilarious, her timing superb and with a touch of Emmerdale's Sam Dingle!

We can always rely on Michael Walsh to play the Dame with confidence and charm which he did, but sadly, a cold affected his voice and curbed his usual exuberance. Gail Jackson's fairy in bovver boots added to the fun and there were excellent supporting performances from Ken McCormack (Friar Tuck), Nicholas Jackson (Little John) and Sam Newsome ( thigh-slapping Will Scarlet) plus, of course a lively chorus.

Sets, especially the forest, were delightful and music by Andrew Brown bang up to date.

Louise Norbury and Laura Wilkinson have proved themselves more than competent producers well supported by an able stage crew.

Best ever!

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