Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

Date 17th December 2021
Society Colstars
Venue Cwmaman Arts Centre
Type of Production Pantomime
Director Derek Williams / Ieuan Benney
Musical Director Geraint Bessant
Choreographer Megan Jones

Report

Author: Allan Mears

This clever mix of Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood worked well for a pantomime and provided lots of well-known characters for the cast to get their teeth into. We had a hero, villain, love story, comedy, ghosts, and plenty of audience participation.

Thomas Kochalski as Robin Hood looked totally as ease in this role which he made his own. And was in character and believable throughout the show. Very strong and confident and led from the front.

Samantha Gratland as Maid Marion looking every inch the medieval heroine. confident performance and again led from the front.

Jac Ellis as Billy Basham managed to draw out all the humour in this role, some great facial expressions. Was full of ‘pantomime’ from start to finish.

Iolo Reynolds as The Sherriff of Nottingham was suitably wicked becoming nastier by the minute. A forceful, stereotypical evil man, ruling with cruelty.

Alfie Ford as Nanny Fanny had good stage presence, good comedy timing and worked the audience really well and generated lots of laughs.

Erin Brant as Fairy Willow gave a pleasing performance and was a perfect fit for this part...great diction and good stage presence.

Grace Whippey as Lady Nightshade portrayed the ‘nasty, evil’ demon that she was, very well. Strong character.

Katie Draper and Ruby Werrett were delightful as the Babes in the Wood

Congratulation’s Colstars Youth the future of the Colstars is in good hands.