Whitkirk Arts Guild

Thank You For The Music

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Just the thing for a summer evening and I loved every minute of it.
— Pam Pennock


Type of Performance Revue
Ticket Price (Full Price) £6.00
Ticket Price (Concession) £4.50

Cast

Name Role
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

Crew

Name Role
David Battersby Lighting Designer
David Battersby Publicity
David Battersby Sound Technician
Anne Bigland Front Of House
Lynne Bigland Bookings
Lynne Bigland Stage Crew
Andrew Brown Musical Director
Jane Gulliver Producer
Charlotte Hodge Choreography
Mike Jackson Lighting Technician
Nick Jackson Followspot Operator
Brenda Knowles Accompanist
Melanie Moody Front Of House
Vikki Robinson Front Of House
Mark Songhurst Stage Crew
Beryl Stobbart Choreography
Andrew Thomson Stage Manager
Ian Thomson Lighting Technician

Reviews

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.

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