Production 102 The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner

The Plotters of Cabbage Patch CornerBy David Wood

 

Performed on Thu 4th to Sat 6th December 1980 at The Kilshawe Theatre

In aid of The East Kent Hospice Project

 

The Cast

The Cast

Glow Worm Ray Caldecott
Ladybird Doris Cohen
Ant Neil Cox
Slug Alex Thomson
Red Admiral Richard Sewell
Greenfly Gill Watson
Maggot Peter Ryan
Bumble Bee James Smith
The Great Mushroom Walter Pinge
Spider Jessica Robinson
Big One’s Glenys Cresswell & Ron Heath

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner

The Guild Players, the Deal dramatic group, are plotting to provide more enjoyment for local theatre enthusiasts. The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner is a play by David Wood, written for children with adults in mind. It is a story of the battle that goes on in the garden between the insects that live there. Not a battle between the goodies and the baddies, more between the pretties and the uglies, who each have a legitimate point of view. Produced by Molly Caldecott, this promises to be an exciting new venture for The Guild Players with music and audience participation. The set and lighting effects will be a challenge to both designer and lighting effects. The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner will be presented in December.

Guild Players Among the Insects

The Guild Players tradition of presenting family entertainment will continue when they begin the winter season with The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner – a musical play by David Wood, which is now in rehearsal at The Kilshawe Theatre and will open on Thursday 4th December for three nights. For the past two years, The Guild Players have been seeking an opportunity to present a play at Christmas time with children in mind, and they have now found the play and the players. The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner is an enthralling story of the insects that live in the garden. Greenfly, Maggot and Slug may cause havoc, but they play their part. Butterfly, Ladybird and Bumblebee are delightful little people but they need your help to let our garden grow to quote one of the songs.

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A Pleasing Show for Youngters

The Guild Players had courage to move away from their normal offering and to present, instead, a children’s play. It paid off handsomely and their production of David Wood’s enchanting The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner was sheer delight. Everyone, from grandparents to toddlers, was utterly entranced. It was just the kind of show to present at this time of year and in addition to providing first-class entertainment for all ages, it served a more serious purpose – it introduced lots of youngsters to the delights of the live theatre. Congratulations go to the director Molly Caldecott, whose decision it was to present a childrens’ play. I hope The Guild Players will be a mind to do another David Wood play next Christmas. The charm of this show was not only to be found in its cast, who were obviously delighted with their roles, but in the imaginative insect costumes. The setting by Sian Griffiths was most pleasing and added a s dimension of fantasy to the show. The cast was Ray Caldecott, Doris Cohen, Neil Cox, Alex Thomson, Richard Sewell, Gill Watson, Peter Ryan, James Smith, Walter Pinge, Jessica Robinson, Glenys Cresswell and Ron Heath. Each and every one of them was excellent and it was particularly pleasing to see so many young people on stage. Kevin Wood was the pianist and he found all the lilting rhythm of the score to his liking. The Guild Players are giving the proceeds of this production to The East Kent Hospice Project.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Molly Caldecott
Pianist Kevin Wood
Stage Manager & Set Designer Sian Griffiths
Props Wyn Fright
Assistant Stage Managers Assistant Stage Managers
Wardrobe & Costumes Eleanor Bowthorpe
Musical Advisor Madeleine Giles
Lighting & Effects Nick Tigwell
House Manager Alan Cresswell
Front of House Zena Almond & Lorna Gregory
Bar Peter Woods
Buffet Vera Eckersley
Box Office Frank Eckersley & Doris Cohen

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