Cinderella - January 2017
Director Sophie Towers chose to write another twist on Cinderella. Alnwick Theatre Club is very good at this alternative presentation of a traditional fairy tale and this was no exception with its twists and turns, especially as they like creativity and double entendre! However I did hear one little girl in her Cinderella dress say at the interval "When is the real Cinderella coming on"!
It certainly was a crazy script but seemed to go down extremely well with the audience as they chuckled and laughed the whole way through
The producer and director was Sophie Towers and co-director Helen Gee, the stage manager was Virginia Mayes-Wright, sound and lighting Andy Hunt
Principal roles were reversed this year and did not follow the traditional pattern.
Fairy Godfather: Peter Biggers
Buttons: Peter Lewis
Cinderella: Jimmy Dodds
Prince Charming: Helen Gee
Dan Tiny: Merryn Hughes
Evil Stepmother: Carol Lawrence
Evil Step sisters: Julie Vint and Susan Joyce
Barron Hardoneby: John Firth
Review - noda
The panto opened in splendour with a colourful set with the narrator (Joe Towers) leading us through the story.
Sets, props and lighting were good and scene changes were slick. The costumes were colourful and well thought out and everyone looked good in their various characters.
As always with this group everyone is always very enthusiastic and gives of their best. The audience appreciated this by their interaction at every possible opportunity, hissing and booing and cheering and applauding.
The chorus were lively in their routines and sang well. It's always a real treat to see the dancers of the Alnwick Academy of Dance take part.
There were lots of surprises and little twists and turns in this story and they added to the fun of the panto. Minor roles too many to mention all worked well together and were sound in their performances.
Everyone joined in with the fun and a good evening was had by all.
Once again Alnwick Theatre Club has worked hard to keep this genre of Amateur theatre alive and they are to be congratulated on working so hard as a team to give us a splendid evening.
Congratulations to Production team, Crew and Cast for yet another very successful pantomime.