Robin Dude

Date 26th January 2020
Society Dalgety Players
Venue Dalgety Bay Parish Church
Type of Production Pantomime
Director Kat Bowman
Musical Director Izzy Brown
Choreographer RacNatasha Ferguson & Emily Power

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Author: Mike Pendlowski

Nearly at the end of January, and another panto opens! “Oh no it doesn’t” I hear you say  -   “Oh yes it does” in Dalgety Bay!    Dalgety Players help to brighten the dark evenings in January with their latest offering by writer Derek Bowman, who also amuses us in the role of Friar Tuck in this production of Robin Dude.

The show included plenty numbers to get the audience clapping along, together with early encouragement by Robin (Euan Bell) and the token fairy, Token Fairy (Heather Henderson), to shout out when sinister music was heard, or “Turn Your Phone Off” when a cast member produced said object.  Would be a useful shout to audience members in several shows (not pantomimes) that I have visited recently!

Music in the show, played live by the keyboard/drums duo, comprised a good selection of recent and not-so-recent pop numbers, allowing the principals and chorus plenty opportunity to show off their vocal talents,  and the audience to reciprocate – well at least to try!  Singing-wise the female principals definitely took the lead, and in particular, Maid Marion (Morvern Fyffe), Brown Nose (Hazel Hudson) and Token Fairy certainly made the most of the numbers they were allocated.  There was comedy-a-plenty led of course by the dame Lady Dude (Stephen McShane), and ably assisted by Friar Tuck and PCs Plod (Amy Logan/Cameron Kruger) and Plonk (Lucy Parish /Ciaran Owens).   Other characters were all well played, adding up to a fun filled night for all the families attending.

Roll on 2020 for Dalgety Players with their production of “Big” in September.

Many thanks for the invite!