Production 165 The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping BeautyBy Peter Denyer

Performed on Thu 12th to 14th December 2002 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

The Minstrel Charles Bain-Smith
The King Neil Hornsey
The Queen Sue Thomas
Nanny Nathan Sewell
Carabosse Chrstine Eyden
Sleeping Beauty Debbie Pinfold
Prince Harry Gail Pointon
Pickles Duncan Currie
The Lilac Fairy Sue Watson
The Coral Fairy Millie Imam
The Sapphire Fairy Gill Watson
The Huntsman Jonathan Spencer
Chorus Linda Mewes & Angela Jeffery
Black Knight Wayne Pointon
Young Cast Sophie Boddy, Emma Brankley, Aimee Mills, Lauren Mills, Mica Pinfold, Jessica Shiel & Jarrod Piner-Sewell

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Nathan Sewell as Nanny & Charles Bain-Smith as The Minstrel

Beautiful Show

What a performance. Everything that could go right, did go right. The Guild Players are to be congratulated for the skill with which they staged this traditional tale of The Sleeping Beauty. The Minstrel (Charles Bain-Smith) and Nanny Fanny Cranny (Nathan Sewell) gave continuity and pace to a fast-moving production with which, in inevitable but rip-roaring style, the audience was hilariously involved. We all booed and hissed at the very appearance of evil fairy (Christine Eyden), and cheered when bold Prince Harry (Gail Pointon) finally rescued the lovely Sleeping Beauty (Debbie Pinfold). The rest of the cast gave outstanding performances that weathered the amusing confusion sown by Pickles (Duncan Currie), the good-natured but bumbing page. The expert directing of Pip Piacentino was evident in the meticulous timing and traditional characterisation of this oh-so-British genre. He was ably supported by Ann Nettleship (choreographer) and Richard McPherson (pianist), and Gregor MacGregor’s minimalist set design made the best use of a small stage. And the finale – it definitely had a wow factor: we were still clapping and cheering after the last bows.

Published in the East Kent Mercury 24th December 2002

Production Team

Production Team

Director Pip Piacentino
Choreographer Ann Nettleship
Set Designer Gregor MacGregor
Piano Richard McPherson
Stage Manager Nick Nettleship
Backstage Crew Wayne Pointon, David Carter, Jonathan Spencer & Gail Pointon
Set Construction Nick Nettleship, Wayne Pointon, Duncan Currie & Gail Pointon
Lighting & Sound Nick Tigwell
Costumes Mary Kettyle & Linda Mewes
Prompt Angela Jeffery

Duncan Currie as Pickles, Debbie Pinfold as Sleeping Beauty, Sue Thomas as The Queen & Neil Hornsey as The KingCharles Bain-Smith as The Minstrel, Nathan Sewell as Nanny & Duncan Currie as Pickles