Me And My Girl

Date 12th April 2012
Society Melody Makers
Venue Community Hall, Benllech
Type of Production Musical
Director Caroline Ward & Val Bamber?
Musical Director Joy Millar

Report

Author: LYN EMMERSON

Choreographer: Judith Jefferies

A real challenge for the Company’s 44th production, one which they accomplished with aplomb even though the pace of the show tended to slow down slightly at times. The opening number, established without doubt Hareford Hall and the upper crust members of the family.

Steven Blankley gave an inspired performance as Cockney Bill Snibson who had to prove he was worthy of his inheritance, taking charge of the proceedings from his first entrance. This role requires stamina and Steven displayed this in both singing and libretto. A fresh demure performance from young Ami Ward as the shy Sally Smith proving her casting with ‘Once You Lose Your Heart’ giving the role innocence. Val Bamber was just perfect as the spoilt Lady Jaqueline Carstone, just willing to marry any wealthy suitor who came her way. She was partnered well by Kevin Corcoran as the bumbling cad, Hon Gerald Bolingbroke. Good chaecterization from Nick Blakeley as the highly strung Solicitor, Herbert Parchester. Truly regal performance from Mary Staines as Maria- Duchess of Dene who never dropped her guard throughout and a heart warming portrayal from Mike Ward as Co Executor Sir John Tremayne. Excellent interpretation from Alan Jefferies as Charles the Butler who knew his place and never put a foot wrong. Minor roles were well delivered including Sean Sheehan as Sir Jasper Tring. Chorus members well rehearsed accomplishing all necessary tasks.

Hard work with lighting, sound, set and costumes was evident thoroughout thus adding another success to this enterprising company’s repetoire