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Alice in Wonderland

Date

19th January 2018

Society

St Nicholas Players

Venue

St Nicholas Church Hall, Allestree

Type of Production

Pantomime

Director

Colleen Pratt

Musical Director

Phil Wensley

Choreographer

Liz Holme-Cherry, Heidi Caborn

Report

Author: Keith Scott-Savage

A homespun panto written by Colleen Pratt, that relied mainly on one line gags and major audience participation.  Didn`t quite press all the buttons on this slow opening performance, but I am sure that the tempo will speed up as the performances  progress over the next weeks.

 

The cast certainly gave their all in a most enthusiastic way. Mark Wilde was the Dame, Olive Tree, and what an array of outlandish costumes.  Hattie Mason was good vocally as a most presentable Alice.  Emma Tocker-Booth was a very polished Dwight Rabbit along with a cheesy show from Helen Roebuck as the Derbyshire Cat.  The Queen of Hearts was suitably portrayed by Davina Caborn and her assistants T-Dum, Heather Slonimski, and T-Dee, Chloe Hubbard, gave energetic performances, and I liked their Rap song.  Other parts  of note were played by Matthew Stables as Dr Curious, Hannah  Langley-Fogg as Cherry Tree,  and Lily Gornall as The Duchess of Flushes, with Becci Cogley as Psychedelia Smith. 

 

A very good dance team were used most effectively through the show, all giving a competent display. An excellent set with very good costumes completed the line-up.

 

 Congratulations to the players on their generous donation of £2500 to nominated charities which was raised from their last production.