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Around The World in 80 DOS & Move It

Date

12th March 2016

Society

Dinnington Operatic Society

Venue

Lyric Theatre, Dinnington

Type of Production

Review & Musical

Director

Ashley Booker & Louise Selden Mark & Anna Maltby (Move It)

Musical Director

Jonathan Wilby

Choreographer

Jacqui Lowe, Mark & Anna Maltby (Move It)

Report

Author: Les Smith

~~It was a pleasure and an honour to be invited to see a preview of Dinnington Operatic Society’s production which will be performed at the Noda North East Gala Weekend in Bridlington in April,

The show, entitled Around the World in 80 DOS was a slick, fast moving cabaret involving around a dozen members of the society taking the form of a plane trip, as the title does suggest, around the world.

I don’t want to say too much about this as I want to let the audience see for themselves when they see the show after the dinner and speeches on the Friday evening, but I will say they are in for a treat and congratulations must go to Ashley Booker and Louise Selden who directed it as well as Jacqui Lowe as choreographer and Jonathan Wilby as musical director.

The second half of the show was a performance by The Dinnington OS Student Academy. This was entitled “Move It” and move it they did, from the word go this was a great show by a great bunch of youngsters, the show itself is about a group of kids who enter a dance competition, where of course there is some rivalry involved especially when a brother and sister are on opposing teams.

There was some brilliant dancing in this show and credit must go to the two directors/choreographers Mark and Anna Maltby who succeeded in getting the most out of the young actors on stage. It would be too lengthy to mention everyone involved in this piece as there were many brilliant performances but special mention must be made to Ross Campbell as Sam and Victoria Thornewell as Nicole, the brother and sister mentioned earlier, they both were able to bring their respective parts to life and along with their cast members produce a truly fantastic show.

Well done and congratulations to all involved in both shows.