2020: 3-5 December: PETER PANDEMIC – written and produced by Lee Flewitt
PETER PAN PULLS IT OFF IN NEVERLAND ALDERNEY:
Three performances, all sold out (we had to open the Dress Rehearsal to over 80 people on the waiting list)
Review by Mort Burch – Alderney Journal (Issue 1210 – 11 Dec 2020)
PANTO PANDEMIC SWEEPS ISLAND HALL
It wasn’t great (Boo). It wasn’t good (Hiss). – It was fabulous!!! (Cheers)…
What a triumph and what talent for such a small Island.
You can cover it with scores of superlatives and envelop it in unstinting praise, but this wasn’t just a pantomime. It was a theatrical experience.
For three memorable nights, Peter Pandemic infected sell-out audiences at the Island Hall with its laughter and the warm glow of its magic. From the overture to the finale, the in-jokes and innuendos: the clever special effects and the superb singing, it was stunning.
Every cast member deserved the highest of praise and none more so than Charlotte Newton, who enthralled the audience as the captivating Mr. Smee and Richard Matimong as the snarling, sinister and stentorian Captain Hook. …Their double act was worth the admission fee alone.
Poppy Bristow excelled as Peter Pan with Caitlin Cotton as Tinkerbell and Isabella Simeone, Lottie Dawber and Aleksandra Jakubowska as the Darling Children, were delightful.
So were Barrie Pimm-Smith, Lesley Chapman, Dominika Jakubowska and Barbara Featherstone as the saucy trees in the Whispering Wood and the Lost Boys, Ilona Soane-Sands, Tim Butler and Helen Martin.
Mermaids Moira Sleeman, Candy Osborne and Jenny Rowley added a further touch of irreverence and Tess Woodnutt as Mary, Maria Ives as Mrs. Darling played their parts to the full as did Matt Aldcroft as the languid and laconic Dream Weaver.
Ronnie Cairnduff and his backroom team of David Stanley, Cameron Cairnduff and Simon Chapman were responsible for the special effects and cinematography.
It was another magnificent achievement for Lee Flewitt, who played John Darling, but was again the wordsmith and inspiration behind it all; writing and producing the panto and directing it alongside Charlotte Newton.
It really was wonderful Darlings.
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