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Aladdin


Thursday 8th  - Saturday 10th December 7:30pm

Sunday 11th December 2:30pm

Felpham Village Hall

Directed by Peter Green
Co-Director Sandy Knight

 

 

Cast

Abanazar Clive Curtis
Slave of the Ring Wendy Gray
Dragon Keeper Di Hiblen
Tootsie the Dragon Paul Ramsay
Widow Twankey Bernard Taylor
Chief of Police Keith Hellyer
Daft Police Renee Kramer
   
  Kenton Batley
Wishee Washee John Covey
Aladdin Chrissie Lester
Vizier Keith Jordan
Emperor Trevor Roman
Empress Sue Bartlett
Princess Rebecca Moore
So Shi Ruby Warrington  
Genie Keith Hellyer
Chorus/Attendants Pearl Anderson
  Joyce Barber
  Janet Rennie
Dancers Erin Green  
  Ruby Warrington  
  Oscar Warrington  
  Honey Rogers  
  Enrikas Barauskas  

Production

Director Peter Green
Co-Director/ Prompt Sandy Knight
Production Manager Elaine Green
Technical Manager Alex Marner
Musical Director Carole Rogers
Wardrobe Rebecca Moore
Choreography Sandy Knight, Erin Green
Stage Manager Kenton Batley
Set Construction Alex Marner assisted by Mark Rowlands, Kenton Batley, John Covey, Trevor Roman, Paul Ramsay
Backstage Crew Kenton Batley, Paul Ramsay
Mangle and Washing Machine Construction Paul Ramsay
Other Props Wendy Gray, Keith Jordan, Elaine and Peter Green
Lighting Programming Natalie Rowlands
Lighting Rigging and Operator Alex Marner
Sound and Video Peter Green
Posters, Banners, Flyers and Programme Peter Green
Chaperones Julie Starmer, Jenny Dean
Front of House Elizabeth Trett
Raffle Carole Nighey, Megan Green and Harry Triggs
Photography John Covey, Kathryn Kraus
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Regis Players

 

Aladdin

 

Reviewed by:  Jose Harrison on Sunday 11th December, 2016

Venue:  Felpham Village Hall

Type of Production: Pantomime

Director: Peter Green

Musical Director: Carole Rogers

Choreographer: Sandy Knight & Erin Green

 

SHOW REPORT

Pantomime has become a thriving business in this country and many amateur groups rely on their panto income to help keep their company solvent.  I very much doubt that this is the case with Regis Players but it was great to see them let their hair down and perform something less serious than usual. The origins of British Pantomime, date back to the middle ages, but has  been adapted to survive up to the present day.  As we know it today it’s a show predominantly aimed at children, based on a popular fairy tale or folk legend. The most popular subjects being: "Cinderella", followed by "Aladdin", "Dick Whittington" and "Snow White". Regis’s production was a traditional ‘Aladdin’ in the best sense, having all the ingredients to entertain an audience of all ages. Peter Green was fortunate in having a strong talented cast who all gave confident performances. The show opened with dramatic music as Clive Curtis as Abanazar oiled his way across the stage in the most frightening fashion booming out his intent to find the magic lamp regardless of who got hurt. He certainly raised a lot of Boos from the audience but no children cried so he obviously got off to a good start. An unusual touch was added to the story by Paul Ramsay as Tootsie the Dragon who had escaped and the audience had to keep an eye open for him, thus causing a lot of ‘behind yous’ and general excitement. Bernard Taylor as Widow Twankey was fabulous as the Dame.  Played differently from the more standard and usual Dames, he was sheer joy to watch causing huge merriment every time he appeared.  He just seemed to get it right. Chrissie Lester did a great job of playing Aladdin but I am forced to say that I felt she was too old for the part. This in no way decries her efforts and as a village Panto, got away with it. All the other members of the cast gave good performances, knew their words and sang out well, especially Wendy Gray (Slave of the Ring),  Di Hiblen (Dragon Keeper), Keith Hellyer (Chief of Police/Genie), Keith Jordan (Vizier), and Rebecca Moore as a delightful Princess. Her parents performed by Trevor Roman and Sue Bartlett were very imposing in their roles whereas John Covey as Wishee Washee was quite the reverse. (His efforts with the young children from the audience whom he formed into a band with musical instruments was remarkable)  All three of these came over really well in their parts. So Shi, the police, the chorus and the dancers gave good support to the principals, the scenery was clever, especially the staging and the lighting all added to making this a good evening’s entertainment.

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