Whistle Down The Wind

Date 10th March 2017
Society Skegness Musical Theatre Company
Venue Embassy Theatre, Skegness
Type of Production musical
Director Jo Fitzwilliams
Musical Director Amanda Rivers and David Hallgate

Report

Author: Anne Key-Huckerby

This was a totally new musical to me. Firstly, a huge pat on the back of the back stage crew. Their frequent scene changes were executed remarkably efficiently. The set, by Scenic Projects was exceptionally well-designed; the final scenes were really awe-inspiring. The cotumes were very suitable for the era and both the lighting and special effects were extremely good. The three youngsters who played Swallow, Brat and Poor Baby dealt with their parts very well indeed. Trevor Fento as Boone [their father], Steve Dickons as Amos and John Riches as Edwards were very strong in support. Ben Gilbert portrayed 'the man' very well. There were good portrayals by the rest of the named cast members  and the children together with the chorus members very ably completed the cast. There was plenty of excellent singing to appreciate. On the whole the accompaniment by the orchestra was good, but there were times when the music was over-amplified and it was difficult to hear the singers on stage. I admired the enthusiasm and talent of all those taking part in this show. Well done.