Date 17th February 2015
Society Shavington Village Festival Committee
Venue Shavington High School
Type of Production Pantomime
Director Rachel Hadzik
Musical Director Jenny Collis-Smith
Choreographer Angela Snell


Author: Peter Johnson

Well here we go again a large company be-decked the stage once more for this year’s Shavington Panto Sinbad, a great opening with song’s and beautiful original looking costumes, simple dance routines even with amount of cast they cast they still looked effective, the musical numbers under the direction of Jenny Collis-Smith were excellent with yet again new songs making all the difference. There was a good rapour between Sinbad (Megan Sheer) and Princess Saffron and their duet was superb, I was more than a little bothered over a couple of Sindbad’s costumes not least of all the opening number it just didn’t look right. Ali (Adam Goode) gave a very good rendition of this role involving the audience whenever possible. Ayesha the Sorceress (Lindsey Norman) gave an outstanding performance as the Sorceress eye catching in every way stunning costume and excellent stage presence with a voice that lands on the ear very easily well done. Guardian of the Islands (Phil Whelen) was another outstanding performer captivating in stature and carrying off the different roles from the various Islands, awesome costume and tremendous performance loved the song well delivered and well done. The stage sets were yet again wonderful with amazing pyrotechnics I also loved the interlude of the fluorescent puppetry scene and fish costumes truly wonderful for the younger members of the audience. A wonderful evening’s entertainment enjoyed by a packed appreciative audience.

Many thanks for your hospitality during my visit.