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St Cuthbert's Church

2 Wroxham Rd, Norwich NR7 8TZ

Cinderella

Cast

Fairy Godmother
Cinderella 
Buttons
Baron Silas Hardup
Herald
Queen Barbara
Prince Dirk Charming
Dandini
Druzilla
Shank
Shiv
May
Merkel
Snow White

Ensemble 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble 
Ensemble
Ensemble

 

Children
Children
Children
Children

 

Emma Smith
Sophie Blythe
Jack Sinclair
Andrew Boston
John Brundell
Corinna Laughton
Becky Harris-Cook
Toni Morina
Diane Stimpson
Dean Akrill
Mark Chapman
Christopher Baker
Luke Fairweather
Grace Porter

Chris Aldrich
Amy Ford
Antonia Harper
Alison Heasman
Jose Jarvis
Rachel Wilson

Grace Bond
Jasmine Doherty
Maisie Double-Cook
Aaron Ford

Director 
Writer
Production Manager
Choreographer
 Musical Director & Prompt

Stage Manager 
Deputy Stage Manager
Sound Engineer
​Lighting Operator 
Follow Spot
Props & Make-Up
Costume Supply 
Costume Co-ordinator's
Costume Alterations
Filming

 
 
 
Carol Rowell
Paul Allum 
Ashley Smith 
Becky Harris-Cook
Sheila Tuffield

Robert Huntley
Dom Rowell
Ashley Smith
Jeanette Fairweather
Terry Harper
Beverley Rowles
Maggie Bunkell
Beverley Rowles 
Diane Stimpson
Elsie Rampley
Nigel Grant
 
 

NODA Review

 

You must have been recruiting as some new faces in the cast, nice voices giving some good lively numbers.

In the title role, a delightful Cinderella with good personality, looks, friendly feel, and nice voice, Sophie Blythe very well found and cast. Jack Sinclair as Buttons her friend came over very well with good personality and the appeal needed for this role. Director Carol Rowell did well to match them up and to organise the rest of the traditional cast for this pantomime.

Emma Smith made a lovely Fairy Godmother with warmth and sympathy, vocal good, and she sorted that fairy coach very well.

Andrew Boston as Baron Hardup had a warmth for his part but no chance against that monster of a wife Druzilla, Diane Stimpson who was unfeeling, cruel and only pushy for her daughters, a strong characterisation from her, and we hated her. As for the daughters May and Merkel from Christopher Baker and Luke Fairweather, well they exploited their dame characters with the voices and pushiness, the costumes and wigs, worked well together as sisters against their poor stepsister in their plotting, a good pair.

To the Palace and the Queen, Corinna Laughton, very royal and upper-class and desperate for her son to marry. Becky Harris-Cook looked good as Prince Charming, matched well to Cinderella vocally, and worked well with her servant Dandini from Toni Morina who got more than she bargained for with the Hardup sisters, some good comedy touches.

The broker’s men, Shank and Shiv from Dean Arkell and Mark Chapman, a good contrast of bluster and bullying plus the stupid one as contrast in their repossession of the hall. Also joining in a herald who was not really up to the job from John Brundell, and from another pantomime and blundering in, Snow White from Grace Porter.

A lot in this pantomime with all the extras of ghosts and messiness etc, almost too much as over 3 hours is too long for a pantomime, and we had to enjoy the lively song and dance from the company to give the fun.

However the packed audience with extra chairs being brought in obviously showed that this is what the Parish community wants and supports, and well done to the Players for giving to all.