|Date||30th November 2019|
|Society||Codsall Dramatic Society|
|Venue||Codsall Village hall|
|Type of Production||Pantomime|
|Director||Sammi Rhead & Wendy Peterson|
|Musical Director||Paul Davies, Sammi Rhead. Wendy Peterson|
Author: Jean Beard
This is the theatrical event to which I always take my great grandchildren and this year the twins were 5.1/2 years and much more theatre savvy. They knew exactly which they liked and didn’t like and along with the other children in the audience they certainly didn’t like the Wicked Queen (Ali Hughes) and booed most enthusiastically every time she put in an appearance.
They loved the Snow White (Kelsey Dornan) and felt sorry for browbeaten King (Tom Churm). The “Little People” (John Bingham, Laura Wilkes, Niamh McGowan, Nic Tildesley, Brigid O’Connor, Fiona Bingham, Geoff Finney) were greeted with joy and they laughed at all their antics. The Mirror (Paula Finney), Herbert the Huntsman and Prince Rupert (Adam Davies) completed the line up and as always Codsall’s many talents pulled out all the stops to entertain a full house of Mums, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas, local Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies, in fact I wouldn’t think there was much business transacted in the village that afternoon – everyone was busy enjoying themselves at the pantomime.
The costumes were good as were and sound and lighting as always. Add to this a small army of multitasking members who opened doors, paged curtains, made refreshments, judged the annual competition and shook tins to raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Truly a 100% effort from the whole society.