Just the thing for a summer evening and I loved every minute of it.
— Pam Pennock
|David Bigland||Member Of Cast|
|Tim Bigland||Member Of Cast|
|Tony Bond||Member Of Cast|
|Andrew Brown||Member Of Cast|
|Matthew Deane||Member Of Cast|
|Debi Greaves||Member Of Cast|
|Jane Gulliver||Member Of Cast|
|Charlotte Hodge||Member Of Cast|
|Gail Jackson||Member Of Cast|
|Matthew Jackson||Member Of Cast|
|Sheila Jameson||Member Of Cast|
|Sam Newsome||Member Of Cast|
|Sue Newsome||Member Of Cast|
|Louise Norbury||Member Of Cast|
|Sean Robinson||Member Of Cast|
|Katie Smith||Member Of Cast|
|Beryl Stobbart||Member Of Cast|
|Andrew Thomson||Member Of Cast|
|Helen Thomson||Member Of Cast|
|Tricia Thomson||Member Of Cast|
|Jo Thorpe||Member Of Cast|
|Laura Wilkinson||Member Of Cast|
|David Battersby||Lighting Designer|
|David Battersby||Sound Technician|
|Anne Bigland||Front Of House|
|Lynne Bigland||Stage Crew|
|Andrew Brown||Musical Director|
|Mike Jackson||Lighting Technician|
|Nick Jackson||Followspot Operator|
|Melanie Moody||Front Of House|
|Vikki Robinson||Front Of House|
|Mark Songhurst||Stage Crew|
|Andrew Thomson||Stage Manager|
|Ian Thomson||Lighting Technician|
I went out of loyalty with no great expectations - not my kind of show I thought. But I was wrong! This was WAG at its finest, using all its... Pam Pennock
I went out of loyalty with no great expectations - not my kind of show I thought. But I was wrong! This was WAG at its finest, using all its talent in the best possible way. From staging and imaginative lighting to direction and a programme for everyone to enjoy, it had to be a winner.
Professionally, the show was slick and lively, giving everyone in the cast of twenty two a chance to "strut their stuff" and involving the audience from start to finish. It moved along at a cracking pace with songs from the musicals, wartime, Disney and pop.
Andrew Thomson's take on Tevye's song from "Fiddler" set the tone and, for those who remember seeing "Blood Brothers" at the Grand many years ago, Gail Jackson gave a splendid performance in the Barbara Dickinson role and was my personal favourite.
The wartime section had the audience cheering, waving Union Jacks and joining in the songs that most of them were too young to remember, whilst David Bigland, Andrew Brown and Sean Robinson had everyone roaring with laughter with "Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major".
All the soprano soloists were excellent and Louise Norbury's "When you tell me that you love" was movingly and beautifully sung.
Judging from the youngsters in the audience, the Guild has two new heartthrobs in Matthew Jackson and David Bigland.
All together it was an uplifting and happy show - just the thing for a summer evening and I loved every minute of it.×