Dick Whittington - All and Sundry Productions Ltd

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Performed at Artrix, Bromsgrove
13th - 20th December 2015


Directed by Alison Berrisford

Featuring the Stage Door Dance Academy



Principal Cast

Character

Performed by

Dick Whittington

Emma Stevens

Alderman Fitzwarren  

James Ralley

Alice Fitzwarren  

Anja Parkes

Sarah the Cook  

Mark Clayton

Idle Jack   

Dave Berrisford

King Rat

Ed Loboda

Fairy Bowbelle

Barbara Treen

Spade & Mustafa  

Emma Hay

Shovel & Leak  

David Healing

Tommy the Cat  

Laury Wiggins

Captain Bilgewater

Max Ponsonby

Scupper

Catrin Charmley

The Sultan  

Ken Messenger

Floribunda

Graham Forbes

Stan the Man

George Andress

The Cabin Boy Harry Longley
Full Junior Ensemble & Dancers


Rachel Andress *  Dani Brennan *   Isabella Bush *                Kyle Dowling * Cerys Gillard * Lucca Greaves *                  Daisy Green * Alice Grennan * Zoe Griffiths * Emily Haden * Summer Hasker * Naomi Hill * Harry Longley *                  Rachel McDonnell * Sophie Smith * Megan Tracey *            Ellie Walton *  Amy Wicks


Stage Door Dance Academy & Ensemble

Megan Hill * Naomi Hill * Isabella Bush * Lucca Greaves * Emma Stevens * Amy Wicks * Laury Wiggins


UV Puppeteers

Rachel Andress * Dani Brennan * Isabella Bush *               Catrin Charmley * Cerys Gillard * Lucca Greaves *                   Zoe Griffiths * Daisy Green * Alice Grennan * Emily Haden * Summer Hasker * Rianne Hawkins * Megan Hill * Naomi Hill * Rachel McDonnell * Sophie Smith * Megan Tracey *             Ellie Walton * Amy Wicks


The Rattlings


Kyle Dowling * Cerys Gillard * Daisy Green *  Harry Longley * Rachel McDonnell * Sophie Smith


Adult Emsemble

Megan Hill *  Joy Williamson * Rianne Hawkins *              Janine Parkes * Zena Schtyk

Reviews



ALL and Sundry’s latest pantomime Dick Whittington provided a truly magnificent evening of festive entertainment which left the audience buzzing and, surely, voiceless from all the booing and cheering.
And with quick-fire one-liners coming thick and fast throughout and more double entendres than you can shake a wand at, this show is just as much for the adults as it it is for the children – maybe even moreso – just as the perfect pantomime should be.
It’s not often the dame has to tell the crowd to ‘behave itself’ so frequently.
A hugely talented cast brought a fantastic script to life and delivered a superb seasonal show just in time for Christmas.
The carefully crafted choreographies were a joy to watch, particularly the dance in Fitzwarren’s shop using giant candy canes and the pre-Under the Sea scene where Sarah, Jack and the council workers are the most unlikely, but pretty impressive, ballet dancers.
There was an abundance of comedy from Emma Hay and David Healing as Spade and Shovel and Mustafa and Leak, Max Ponsonby as the hapless and hilarious Captain Bilgewater and Graham Forbes and Ken Messenger as Floribunda and The Sultan.
Mark Clayton has made playing the panto dame his own – he must be the first name on the team sheet when daring director Alison Berrisford is compiling her cast.
Dave Berrisford as Idle Jack got the crowd going well and, as they stomped their feet and did countless Mexican Waves, they were putty in his hands.
Barbara Treen was the fairy those watching loved to love but the performance of the evening went to Ed Loboda as arguably the best villain of all the pantomimes – King Rat. He had the audience booing, hissing and shouting at him loudly for the duration he was on stage and he earned every single reaction with his performance –  evil personified.
Of the songs, the duet between Dick (Emma Stevens) and Anja Parkes (Alice Fitzwarren) was very touching and the dazzling rendition of Take That’s Shine could not have provided a finer finale.
But the most breathtaking scenes of the evening were those ‘Under the Sea’. All and Sundry has been excelling on the UV theatre throughout every one of its pantos and somehow have been improving year on year. This one was the greatest to date.
It was magical, mesmerising and was, rightfully, given the loudest cheer and applause of the evening that, not only raised the roof, almost ripped it off.
Whether you are three or 103, All and Sundry’s Dick Whittington is a must see – but book soon, the tickets are going like hot mince pies.

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