Thursday, 28 January 2016

BATS Review of 2016 Pantomime Sleeping Beauty

Review from (BATS) 2016 FOR "SLEEPING BEAUTY

Pantomime is a family tradition, one of which St Joseph's Players never fail to uphold. This production was brought to life by a large line up of principal characters supported by a team of talented dancers, who executed some great dance routines choreographed by Callan Unsworth. An adult and junior chorus completed the line up both of which worked very hard and turned in some great performances.
Keith Hindley as Fairy Nanny Fanny portrays an excellent Pantomime Dame and his experience shines though. Clare Nash was excellent again as Prince Christian in pursuit of her love ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ beautifully played by Karen Jones who gave us some nice vocals too. There are too many characters to name them all but suffice to say that all turned in excellent performances to make this is very successful and enjoyable production.

A live band under the baton of musical director Craig Barlow accompanied some well chosen musical numbers and the live sound was good to hear.
The scenery was once again to a very high standard and a special mention must go to the costume department. The number of costumes on display looked amazing and it was evident that a lot of time and commitment had been put into bringing these to the stage.
Director and author Doreen Johnson can be proud that St Joseph’s have succeeded again in producing an excellent family pantomime.
By Graham Cohen ( BATS CRITIC) Brilliant Review

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