|Cinderella (31 Jan - 3 Feb 1996)|
Cast of characters
VIDEO CLIP (WMV)
CLIP 1 - 1,640Kb - 0:58 - Mice/frogs dancing and the coach magically appears.
NODA review of "Cinderella" by representative Gerry Branton
Yet another Cinderella, this time from one of our younger groups and written by the director. The traditional pantomime characters were well represented, from the broker`s men, Buttons, a down-to-earth Fairy Godmother, to the politically correct "Not-so-good-looking sisters". Cinderella, as played by 14 year old Emily Thorn, was enchanting and her well projected voice was shown to advantage in the vocal numbers. She was partnered by Rachel Harris, a truly `charming` Prince and their duets were highlights of the performance. The largely youthful, inexperienced cast worked hard and in the main succeeded in portraying their characters. Topical and local jokes abounded which the audience enjoyed, but beware of too many ad-libs, which although are funny to the cast, leave us mystified.
Music as usual gave tremendous support with original number "Nightspell" creating a magical atmosphere for the transformation scene, complete with choreography for mice and frogs. Good choice of songs with a welcome modern flavour all added to the overall enjoyment. Costumes, sets and props were of a high standard and quite eye-catching, such as Cinderella`s illuminated coach, the ball gowns and powdered wigs.
Always a joy to visit this friendly group who give such pleasure to their audience.
I. The Village Square outside the Baron's House
II. On the way from the Village to the Palace
III. The Woods
IV. On the way from the Palace to the Village
V. The Kitchen inside the Baron's House
I. The Palace Ballroom
II. On the way from the Palace to the Baron's House
III. The Kitchen inside the Baron's House
IV. On the way from the Village to the Palace
V. The Palace Ballroom
Photos from the show
CHILDREN IN NEED PANTO BREAKFAST
During November 1995, on the day of the annual BBC Children In
Need appeal was broadcast, BBC Radio Bristol held a fundraising "Panto Breakfast" at the Bristol Old Vic where local panto groups
able to go along dressed in costume and go on air to plug their forthcoming pantomimes.
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