Production 132 Peter Pan

Peter PanBy J.M. Barrie

Performed on Wed 12th to Sat 15th December 1990 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

 

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Wendy Darling Alice Lavelle
John Darling Russell Bright
Nana (their pet dog & nursemaid) Nathan Sewell
Michael Darling Stephen Borley
Mrs. Darling Christine Eyden
Mr. Darling Gerry Cavell
Peter Pan Nathan Digweed
Liza (the Darling’s servant) Vanessa Tester
The Lost Boys  
Tootles Stuart Alexander
Curly Emma Gray
Slightly Damien Turner
Twin 1 Carol Farrant
Twin 2 Jodie Marsh
Nudge Zoe Marsh
Shuffle Bobby Alexander
Griff Andrea Coyston
Misty Carol Melville
Nibs John Borley
Blue Teresa Orlando
Jingo Sarah Parfitt
The Pirates  
Captain Hook Gerry Cavell
Smee John Norcliffe
Cecco Theresa Banks
Bill Jukes Lynda Gray
Cookson Sue Watson
Starkey Barrie Lewson
Skylights Gill Watson
Noodler Stephanie Walmsley
Mullins Vanessa Tester
Other Pirates Patricia Norcliffe, Sharon Bullen & Dorothy Smith
The Crocodile Nathan Sewell
The Indians  
Tiger Lilly Samantha Davies
Chief John Norcliffe
Running Dog Emily Straight
Cunning Fox Theresa Banks
Bald Eagle Stephanie Walmsley
Stalking Deer Vanessa Tester
Grizzly Bear Dorothy Smith
Singing Bull Patricia Norcliffe

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Peter Pan

Nathan Digweed as Peter Pan

Magical Classic Enchanted Audience

All the magic that J. M. Barrie intended in his classic Peter Pan, was evoked in The Guild Players production last week. From beginning to end it entranced everyone no matter what their age. The two youngsters, Nathan Digweed, as Peter Pan, and Alice Lavelle, as Wendy, were nothing less than brilliant. On stage for most of the performance, both were word perfect – no mean feat – and excellent in their characterisations. Nathan was utterly convincing and gave an impressive performance. Alice was sheer delight and very endearing. Gerry Cavell was a dominating Captain Hook, and how he enjoyed the boos from the audience. Gerry also played Mr. Darling exceptionally well. If The Guild does get round to doing My Fair Lady, he would be great as Higgins. A newcomer to The Guild is John Norcliffe, cast as Smee and the Indian Chief. Here was a strong stage personality and a pleasing sense of humour. Particularly notable was Barrie Lewis as Starkey. He has a natural sense of stagecraft and knows hpe to gesture. The rest of the cast was Russell Bright, Nathan Sewell, Stephen Borley, Christine Eyden and Vanessa Tester. The Lost Boys were: Stuart Alexander, Emma Gray, Damion Turner, Carol Farrant, Jodie Marsh, Zoe Marsh, Bobby Alexander, Andera Coyston, Carol Melville, John Borley, Teresa Orlando and Susan Parfitt. The Pirates: Theresa Banks, Lynda Gray, Sue Watson, Gill Watson, Stephanie Walmsley, Vanessa Tester, Patricia Norcliffe, Sharon Bullen & Dorothy Smith. The Indians: Samantha Davies, Emily Straight and Theresa Banks. Christopher Sewell directed and brought out the best in his young cast. His use if the auditorium for entrance and exit was well thought out and it was obvious the performances of two leading players gained much from him. Phyllis Gray produced and Claire Middleton was the pianist, upon whom so much depended. The costumes were by Patricia Norcliffe and Eileen Maskell and they were really excellent. As ever, The Guild Players offered perfect entertainment at Christmas and Peter Pan illustrated the strength of The Junior Guild, where so many talented youngsters are nurtured.

Tony Arnold
Published in The East Kent Mercury 20th December 1990

Production Team

Production Team

Director Christopher Sewell
Producer Phyllis Gray
Stage Managers Dennis Philpott, David Dunn, Larry Smith, Tony Orlando & Leigh Robe
Set Dennis Philpott, David Dunn, Daniel Johnson & Vanessa Tester
Décor Fiona Stitt
Lighting Nick Tigwell
Follow-Spot Daniel Johnson
Props and Tink’s Bell Mary Jaconelli
Costumes Patricia Norcliffe & Eileen Maskell
Crocodile Design & Construction Raymond Harlow & Olive Harlow
Flying Sequence Assistants Tony Orlando & Larry Smith
Peter’s Solo Sue Watson
Prompt Brian Pullen
Pianist Claire Middleton
Musical Director John Norcliffe
Sound Christopher Sewell
Front of House Daniel Johnson, Shirley Philpott, Brenda Smith & Pam Rawcliffe
Bar Ken Watson & Giff Glodfinch
Refreshments Marianne Sewell & Christine Eyden
Publicity Stephenie Young
Box Office Pam Jones
Raffle Lawrence Woolnough

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