Me and My Girl

Date 13th May 2022
Society Winchester Musicals & Opera Society
Venue The Theatre Royal Winchester
Type of Production Musical
Director Dawn brown
Musical Director John Sparrow
Choreographer Chrissy Hotton
Written By L Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber

Report

Author: Mark Allen

Warmly welcomed, as always, by the front of house, we took our seats and settled in for what we hoped would be a good show. We were not disappointed. The orchestra under the direction of John Sparrow, started the overture and the curtains were pulled. We were greeted by a bright, well-lit stage. The principles and cast were very well choreographed by Chrissy Hotton and brilliantly directed by Dawn Brown. They all knew where they were supposed to be, none of whom looked out of place. They were there to enjoy themselves and that enthusiasm was very much in evidence. It came across to the audience brilliantly. Crisp, clear diction, allowing us to follow the story with ease. A testament to the directorial team. the principles were confident, enthusiastic and brought real character to their individual roles, all thoroughly believable. 

The set and costume departments presented us with a fantastic set that was very well used, with movable props and simple flys and the costumes fitted the times very well. Nothing was out of place, it all fitted so well together.

The scene changes were fast and unobtrusive, both by the backstage crew and the cast and chorus, no breaks in the action. The Lighting added the required atmosphere and the sound was as near perfect as you could get, well done to Tony, Angie and the team. This was a fantastic show and one that we all thoroughly enjoyed. It is certainly one that will remain in my mind for a long time to come, for all the right reasons. Winchester Operatic and Musical society never let us down. This was no exception. Really very well done.