|Date||18th February 2020|
|Society||Abergavenny Pantomime Company|
|Venue||Borough Theatre - Abergavenny|
|Type of Production||Pantomime|
|Director||Jaci Brickley Clark|
|Musical Director||Jaci Brickley Clark|
Author: Dee McIlroy
Excitement is in the air around Abergavenny when the Pantomime arrives in half term week.
This year we were taken to a colourful magical land of the Orient, confidently introduced by the sparkling duo narrators Lydia Culbert and Grace Gething, their timing and girl friendly sort of, waspish humour a hit! Their seamless move from Narrators to dancers an excellent touch.
A brilliant cast giving us excellent performances held the at times slow script together, with our favourite Dame Widow Twanky, golden voiced Ken Jones in great form in his famous golden boots, making sure we all feel sorry for a life of drudgery in the laundry with a lively Wishy Washy, Snowy Clark, bringing his ‘oompah stick it up your jumper’ humour.
The opening number set the stage alight. Innovative Choreography throughout lit up the production, and made use of the whole stage with skilfully positioned groups from Choreographer Cait Davies. Very well chosen musical numbers made an impact and the cast were confident in their routines, enjoying their high energy moves.
What an Abanazar!
The best I have seen, a welcome return as Alex Williams zoomed on to the stage, his rich voice perfect for this part, an excellent interpretation, he lit up the stage. Delighting the audience again, was Chelsea Viveash as Aladdin, her professional touch apparent as she commanded the stage. With her crystal clear voice sang an excellent duet, A Million Dreams with the delightful Meg Trinder, another welcome return to Abergavenny as a lovely Princess Jasmine.
An incredible characterisation of the Genie was played with skill by Joe Pugh, a showstopper performance. All other parts were well played Andrew Fowler as Chow Mein and Luke Williams as Chop Suey, the Cow, Dun Poo Karen Williams and Lucy Mc Nab even danced for us !
Thank you for your welcome and hospitality.
Without doubt the star performer was Amelia Davies as an adorable Mini Abanazar!