Production 73 The Lord of the Amber Mountain

The Lord of the Amber MountainBy Derek Lomas

 

Performed on Thu 14th to Sat 16th December 1972 at The Astor Theatre

 

The Cast

The Cast

Rufus James Cresswell
Aunt Sarah Zena Almond
The Boggart Alex Thomson
Enoch Sidebottom (an apothecary) Julian Grenville
Black Rod (a raven) Sue Watson
Maisie Demdike (a witch) Doris Cohen
Lambert (a soldier) Ken Roberts
Perkin (a soldier) Norman Smith
Sergeant Henry Riley
Argor (Prince of the Trolls) Robert Johnston
Troll Guards Susan Stroud & Marie Dorville
King of the Trolls James Smith
Queen of the Trolls Glenys Cresswell
Cat Sue Watson
Lord of the Amber Mountain Peter Ashton

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

The Lord of the Amber Mountain

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Christmas Fantasy for all The Family

Children and grown up’s were intrigued with Lord of the Amber Mountain, a fantasy by Derek Lomas, performed at The Astor Theatre, Deal by The Guild Players last week. The story began with Boggart, Rufus and his uncle who invented a flying machine the Kestrel, to find Rufus’s long lost father. On the way to The Amber Mountain they encountered many obstacles. Boggart, played by Alex Thomson was the star, a comical character that succeeded in making people laugh. His mannerisms and timing were excellent. Youthful Jamie Cresswell played Rufus with conviction, and Julian Grenville was effectual as an absent-minded professor. Doris Cohen portrayed a witch, dressed in black with straw like hair, and somewhat extended nose, she brewed many spells, and certainly convinced the younger members of the audience. Ken Roberts and Norman Smith were soldiers who protected the frontier, under the officious Sergeant Henry Riley. A cat, played by Sue Watson led the adventures through The Amber Mountain. Sue also did well in the part of the Raven. James Smith, a newcomer to The Guild Players, who revealed his strong talents, portrayed the King of the Trolls. Robert Johnston Susan Stroud, Maria Dorville and Glenys Cresswell were also trolls who added to the audience pleasure. Peter Ashton played The Lord of the Amber Mountain, who eventually showed himself to be Rufus’s father. Congratulations to Tony Kilshawe who directed the play with great verve.

K.W.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Tony Kilshawe
Décor Charles Jennings
Front of House Reuben Atkinson
Stage Manager Edward Stanley
Stage Director Peter Eckersley
Lighting & Effects Arthur Laffar
Wardrobe Molly Fitzgerald
Animal Costumes The Guild Players
Soldier Costumes, Drapes by Datona
Troll Costumes Ovenden Canterbury

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