|Date||24th January 2013|
|Society||Rainham Theatrical Society (RTS Ltd)|
|Venue||Oast theatre Rainham|
|Type of Production||Panto|
|Director||Jeni and Carl Brownsill|
|Musical Director||Jeni Brownsill|
Author: Gordon Harris
This last week it seems that I had been locked in at Camelot, Wednesday at "Spamalot" in the west end and Thursday night at Knight Fever for RaTs. But I was released on Thursday night with a splendid performance of Knight Fever. As always Rats have tried something different for the annual panto and succeeded once again.
This panto is new to me and the story of king Arthur and his knights is a good choice of story line, but I think he may have turned in his grave if he had one.
Simple set but effective and great props as per normal even to the auditorium walls gave me even more sense of being locked up in Camelot!!!
Good musical numbers and simple effective dance routines, for this small stage were executed well by the smiling cast..
Lester the Jester I ask you !!! and what a splendid silly camp Jester Andy Stringer made, leading the cast along with a demanding King Arthur( Mike Willis) assisted by his wife (Jean Willis) as Guinevere still keeping her hand in I see...
Dave Bradshaw (The Black Knight) and the leggy Heidi Garwood (Chardonnay le Fay) as the baddies keep us entertained even getting the two old gents to get up and dance ..how dare she!!
Special praise must go out to Jeni Brownsill as Justin Thyme standing in for an indisposed Carly Caller... this lady was so brave to do this and we hardly saw the book. well done Jeni.
Once again RaTs a good choice of theme for you panto this year, you never fail.