Production 107 The Owl and the Pussycat went to See

The Owl and the Pussycat went to SeeBy Sheila Ruskin and David Wood - based on the stories of Edward Lear

 

Performed on Thu 2nd to Sat 4th December 1982 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

The Cast

The Cast

Owl Sue Watson
Pussycat Jessica Robinson
Dong with the luminous nose Jeremy Stewart
The Quangle Wangle Gill Watson
The Runcible Spoon Doris Cohen
The Plum Pudding Flea Alex Thomson
Professor Bosh Christopher Sewell
Mrs. Canary Wyn Fright
The Pig Pam Jones
The Turkey Donald Wynn
Head Jumbly Michael Bennett
Jumbly girl Nicola Gratrix
Jumbly 2 Justine Sewell
Jumbly 3 Alison Eyden
Birds and fish Vanessa Sewell, Rachel Brown, Claire Cahill, Vicky McNamara & Rebecca Ward
Jumblies Paul Taylor, Joanne Kelman, Simone Speight & Rachel Dale

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Previews/Reviews

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The Owl and the Pussycat went to See

Cast of The Owl and the Pussycat went to See

A Happy Show at Christmas

Christmas is essentially a time for children and in recent years The Guild Players have presented a special production for the young. Last week The Players repeated their formula-for-success with The Owl and The Pussycat Went to See…They scored a seasonal bull’s eye with a little show that delighted hundreds of children and those parents lucky enough to get a seat. The play with music is adapted from the nonsense verse of Edward Lear by Sheila Ruskin and David Wood. It is a beautiful, tiny tale filled with all but one lovable creature and that single unlovable one is really not too menacing. There’s a handful of happy song sand introduced into the storyline here and there are a few jokes. It is essentially a young persons show on stage, too, and the leading roles were charmingly played by Sue Watson as the Owl and Jessica Robinson as Pussycat. A happy brand of good humour came from Jeremy Stewart and Gill Watson, while Doris Cohen, Christopher Sewell, Wynn Fright and Pam Jones added to the fun. Donald Wynn was super as Turkey, who married the couple. Alex Thomson, amazingly agile, was the baddie, the Plum Pudding Flea but he did not really frighten anyone. How the children loved to hiss him. The cast had a goodly show of young people from the Junior Guild, and they enjoyed it all very much. Most of the youngsters in the audience would have loved to change places with Michael Bennett, Nicola Gratrix, Justine Sewell, Alison Eyden, Vanessa Sewell, Rachel Brown, Clare Cahill, Vicki McNamarra, Rebecca Ward, Paul Taylor, Joanne Kelman, Simone Speight and Rachel Dale. The pianist was Marion Thacker who found complete rapport with the cast. Kath Fox directed with her usual charm and the costumes and décor were lovely.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Kath Fox
Pianist Marion Thacker
Stage Managers Heather Deadman & Glenys Cresswell
Scenery Sid Jones & Pam Jones
Lighting Martin Bailey & Nick Tigwell
Wardrobe Eleanor Bowthorpe
Front of House Alan Cresswell
Bar Peter Wood
Buffet Mildred Wood & Peggy Townsend
Box Office Doris Cohen & Frank Eckersley
Graphic Design Ken Watson
Graphic Artwork Susan Horne

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