Production 160 Goldilocks

GoldilocksBy John Morley

Performed on Thu 7th to Sat 9th December 2000 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

 

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Joey Wizzbang (a clown) Sue Watson
Goldilocks Sharon Sewell
Ronnie the Ringmaster (her friend) Justine Sewell
Sadie Spangle (the Circus owner) John Wakeman
Belinda (the bareback rider) Tracy Pini
Benjamin Bloodthirsty Black Peter Ryder
Father Bear Mike Doyle
Mother Bear Christine Eyden
Baby Bear Mary Kettyle
Bubble (the tightrope walker) Louisa Jackson
Squeak (a clown) Lei Cobb
Pedro-two-face (Black’s evil crony) Nathan Sewell
Anna Conda (the snake lady) Pat Jones
Tryan Liftit (the strong man) Paul Wyn
Iva Sayftinette (the trapeze artist) Debbie Pinfold
May Dropytt (the plate spinner) Pat Turner
Flora Flingmeup (a juggler) Stephanie Walmsley Thomson
Hope Ican (a juggler) Angela Jeffery
Gorilla Giff Goldfinch
Nellie Maria Howard & Lei Cobb
Black’s two guards Jamis Lewis & Sean Pini
Acrobat Danielle Johnson
Majorettes/Magic Pool Guardians/Gypsies Emma Brankley, Lorna Brankley, Katherine Eschalier, Jodie Finch, Danielle Johnson, Emma Penn, Georg Pepper, Charlotte Rook, Emma Short & Lianne Terry

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Goldilocks

Cast of Goldilocks

Goldilocks ready for her trip to the circus

Sadie Spangle’s Circus arrives in Deal next week when the fun and frolics of pantomime opens at The Kilshawe Theatre. Clowns, elephants, bears, gorillas and acrobats will be on stage causing chaos for four shows of Goldilocks. With a cast of 34, the director Gill Watson has been busy for months with the production, which opens on Thursday, December 7th. It is hard work, but the children do love panto. Gill, of Ark Lane, is the longest serving member of the Deal-based Guild Players and joined the amateur drama group in 1970. I used to belong to the Deal Review and Variety Society when Norman Wisdom was the president and Tony Arnold was one of the directors. That was after I had left school and I enjoyed singing and reviews. I got the bug. Her first appearance on stage with the Players was in a comedy. She went on to appear in 37 productions and also directed nine plays. Goldilocks will be the 10th. I read 21 pantomime scripts until I found something different and this one stood out from the others, said Gill. She already has experience of panto and about 10 years ago she joined forces with her daughter Sue, the Guild chairman, to write a show based on The Jungle Book. I have enjoyed my 30 years with the Players. I have met lots of interesting people and have had lots of happiness, and hassle, but that hasn’t put me off. Panto is a lot of hard work for three days and four performances, but I will miss it when the final curtain goes down on the Saturday night, although I will be enjoying my Sunday night at home. Goldilocks can be seen at The Kilshawe Theatre, St. George’s Hall, Deal, at 7:30pm on Thursday December 7th at 6:30pm on December 8th, and at 2:30pm and 7:30pm on Saturday, December 9th. The box office opens from tomorrow (Friday) between 10:30am and 2:30pm, 01304 366403.

Goldilocks and bears bring circus to town

Cast of Goldilocks

As the curtain opens on the annual Guild Players pantomime, Goldilocks, the audience was greeted by the cast inviting us to join the circus in song and dance. Goldilocks herself was accompanied by the Three Bears and a colourful collection of circus performers. There was the good, the circus owners and Dame Sadie Spangle, played delightfully by John Wakeham, and the evil, Benjamin Bloodthirsty Black, played confidently by Peter Ryder. The pantomime concerned Sadie Spangle’s failing circus, run by herself and her daughter Golidlocks (Sharon Sewell). The evil Black wanted to buy the circus and so the fight between good and evil started. We were treated to the talented Sue Watson, playing Joey the clown, with the catchline How’s your father? The audience warmed to the Three Bears, Mike Doyle (Father), Christine Eyden (Mother) and Mary Kettyle (Baby), we had the traditional pantomime fairy (Tracy Pini) and Lei Cobb and Louisa Jackson played up the comic couple, Bubble and Squeak. Nathan Sewell played Pedro, the nasty Gypsy leader and Black’s sidekick. Congratulations must be given to the chorus line for the dancing and singing throughout. As always, good defeated evil and Ronnie the Ringmaster (Justine Sewell) as the principal boy got the girl (Goldilocks). Evil Black was made to come to his senses in a wrestling match with the dame, which made the finale! The pantomime has a very talented cast under the careful direction of Gill Watson, who must be congratulated, with wonderful choreography from Ann Nettleship and simple but effective scenery by stage manager Nick Nettleship. It was enjoyed by all, young and old.

Paul Rutterford

Production Team

Production Team

Director Gill Watson
Producers Christine Eyden & Mary Kettyle
Pianist Dave Williams
Drums Lynne Williams
Bass Guitar Chris Spencer
Choreography & young cast Supervisor Ann Nettleship
Stage Manager & Set Designer Nick Nettleship
Set Builders Nick Nettleship, Ken Watson & Giff Goldfinch
Set Painter/Décor Gary Studley & Ken Watson
Stage Crew Giff Goldfinch, Louise Greenhead & Christopher Sewell
Costumes & Wigs Christine Eyden, Mary Kettyle, Pat Jones, Sue Case & Ann Nettleship
Make-up Mary Kettyle
Lighting & Sound Nick Tigwell
Props Louise Greenhead, Prue Jamieson & Peter Ryder
Prompt Maria Howard
Production Secretary Sue Watson
Front of House Manager Charles Bailey
Front of House Assistants Brenda Smith & Gill Watson
Bar Coralie Kavanagh, Paul Kavanagh & Steve McCairn
Buffet Carol Brankley & Debbie Terry
Raffle Phyllis Gray
Publicity Coralie Kavanagh and Guild Players Members
Box Office Pam Jones
Poster Design & Window Displays Pip Piacentino & Pat Turner
Photographs Raymond Harlow
Programme Design & Sound Effects Christopher Sewell

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