Vicar of Dibley

Date 9th November 2013
Society Berwick-upon-Tweed Amateur Operatic Society
Venue The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed
Type of Production Play
Director Louise Wood


Author: Kathryn Curry

One of the most satisfying moments for directors is to hear the audience laugh at a comic scene they have set, and director Louise Wood must have been thrilled to hear the spontaneous laughter from the whole of the audience throughout her production of The Vicar of Dibley. This was an excellent script, full of humour, and it was very well executed by the talented cast who had all obviously worked hard to portray the much loved characters from the T.V. series, all of whom were clearly identifiable.

In particular Bob Wilkinson, whose comic timing was spot on, was hilariously outrageous as the disgusting character of Farmer Owen Newitt. He milked his part to the full with the audience constantly roaring with laughter at his antics on the stage.

Special mention must go to Lisa Summers who played dim but nice Alice Tinker. This was Lisa at her very best, her exaggerated walk, fine character and comic acting, and obvious attention to time spent on every detail of her costumes and accessories is to be congratulated. She was superb, and created the perfect character of Alice from the series, in fact it could have been the real Alice, and she had the audience in stitches.

We were treated to lots of little extras in the show to make it flow, with the added cameo roles of the children, the choir, a good set, lighting and sound effects it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Congratulations must go to front of house, stage crew, props, all back stage and on stage and Louise Wood for giving us an evening of pure fun. Well done everyone!