|Date||21st February 2015|
|Society||Saxilby Drama Circle|
|Venue||Saxilby Community Hall|
|Type of Production||pantomime|
|Choreographer||Richard Kort, Maisy Corner and Hannah Willows|
Author: Anne Key-Huckerby
Paul Holman's script was fresh and reasonably fast moving with all the essential facets of a traditional Pantomime. Abanazar [Scott Ward] was suitably evil in direct contrast to the Slave of the Ring [Pam Burnett]. Ian Atkinson's portrayal of Widow Twankey was truly memorable with Paul Bridge and Alan Barnsley adding to the comedy as a couple of inept policeman and Adrian Pick's Wishee Washee was equally amusing. Mark Stoneham was well cast in the title role, Janet Pick was a charming Princess Jasmine, Christins Siddall's demeanour as the Empress was excellent and Rob Hammond's portrayal as the Genie of the Lamp was exciting .The ladies chorus added much; their harmonic singing was delightful. The younger members were especially appealing. The scene changes were effected very efficiently with a most attractive set. the costumes were lovely and the lighting and other effects were very pleasing. One real highlight was the action song 'If I Were Not Upon The Stage'. This involved eight of the main characters and the choreographed movements proved to be side-splittingly funny. So too was the rendition of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas. It all added up to a most entertaining evening. Well done.