by Deborah Amor
1 - 5 December 2010
Felpham Village Hall
Directed by Philip Amor
This is a most unusual play written by a very talented playwright. It takes a brave soul to hand such a great script into the hands of a village production on a small stage with a cast of 20 plus.
Front of House. We arrived a few minutes late but they waited for us and made us feel very welcome as usual. The programme was simple but very informative.
Scenery and Properties. The set was very well designed being the inside of a very run down theatre. It supplied enough entrances and exits allowing enough free movement for such a large cast. There were few props but appropriately and well used.
Costumes. These were simple for most of the play but provided some great touches causing much amusement in some of the scenes.
Sound and Lighting. Every word could be heard clearly and the sound effects were on time and appropriate. The lighting was a great improvement since the installation of a new lighting system.
The Production. This was a superb
production written and directed by a husband and wife team. It is
almost impossible to pick out the star performers as over 20 cast
members, without exception, performed brilliantly, each portraying
their character to perfection. I must just mention Bernard, Liz,
Clive and Sandy for their quite extraordinary level of performance
but perhaps most of all Philip Amor for his outstanding direction. I
hate to admit it but on two occasions I was nearly moved to tears.
This is a delightful Christmas play with a difference. Having such a
large cast it takes a very special team of hard working, dedicated
people to make it work and it certainly did.
Jose Harrison. Noda Rep. Dist. 9.
Cast Slideshow Click here
Rehearsal Slideshow Click Here
Director Philip Amor