|Puss In Boots (25-28 Jan 1984)|
Cast of characters
I. Outside the Mill in the land of Bris
II. The Woods
III. The Throne Room at the Palace
IV. The River Bank
V. The Palace
VI. The Wizard of Tol's Castle
I. The Mill Kitchen
II. The Woods
III. The Palace
IV. The Wizard of Tol's Castle
V. The Woods
VI. Outside the Mill in the land of Bris
PARISH MAGAZINE ARTICLE - January 1984
IT'S PANTOMIME TIME IN WHITCHURCH
It's pantomime time in Whitchurch with another production by The Ecumaniacs at St. Augustine's Centre. The Ecumaniacs are a group of youngsters and some not quite so young relatively inexperienced players who hope to enjoy themselves in these performances.
The pantomime is written by Judi Smith and it is her third production. Some of the regulars include John Bellamy as "the Wicked Wizard" - he really is loud at the rehearsals. Malcolm Kingshott plays Mrs Horner, the Dame, another "feminine" performance can be expected.
One of the new features is a slapstick scene which requires some slick timing and professionalism, that could present problems with Stan and Ollie (George Upton and David Fowgies), Jack and Mrs Horner (John Dicker and Malcolm Kingshott) taking part.
Of course there is some romance for the delightful Violet Elizabeth (Jean Goddard). Her husband Dave plays Mr Snatchit. V.E is actually his daughter (funny that really cos they're married).
Some newcomers include Erica, as the "Puss", Trevor Newman as the "King", Jean Penry as "Felina", Colin another of the miller's sons, is played by Sarah Baker who was Cinderella in the last production. Our thanks are due to Chrissie Torpy who stepped in as a replacement for Queen Angora as Pam Summerlin had to withdraw.
Of course I'm sure you will recognise some of the characters in the crowd scenes who include Jan Wills (how does Judi manage it - another curate!). Phil Smith and the dancers are suitably organised by Mo Merrell again.
Thanks are due to Ian Tucker for music at all the rehearsals, Nell who makes the tea, the folks who have backed us with advertising, Hartcliffe School for printing the programmes and all the many folk who have helped with the backstage and so on.
The production is for church funds so please come along and enjoy yourselves.
A few photos.
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