Pygmalion

By George Bernard Shaw

The Horeshay Amatuer Dramatic Society, Shropshire

October 2018

Synopsis:

Based on classical myth, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion plays on the complex business of human relationships in a social world. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins tutors the very Cockney Eliza Doolittle, not only in the refinement of speech, but also in the refinement of her manner. When the end result produces a very ladylike Miss Doolittle, the lessons learned become much more far reaching. The successful musical My Fair Lady was based on this Bernard Shaw classic.

The show was performed by the HADS at Horsehay, Shropshire from 11th to 13th Oct 2018.

(Photos – Courtesy of Mike Wite and Andy Reed)

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Production:

Director – Russell Lawrence
Set Design and Decor – Edward Davies
Set Construction – Edward Davies, Alan Foster, Karen Brittle, Rachel Aitchison, Andrew Reed
Stage Management – Russell Lawrence, Edward Davies, Alex Edwards, Key Jackman, Andrew Ray
Lighting – Jan Jackman
Sound – Lisa Kane
Prompt – Hugh Jones
Properties – Karen Brittle, Rachel Aitchison
Publicity – Jen Edwards
Front of House – Society Members

Cast:

Mrs Eynsford-Hill – Cath Fisher
Clara Eynsford-Hill – Emily Walker
Freddie Eynsford-Hill – Alex Edwards
Eliza Doolittle – Jen Edwards
A Bystander – Sue Blackburn
A Sarcastic Bystander – Andrew Reed
Colonel Pickering – Kane McCabe
Professor Henry Higgins – Rob Fisher
Mrs Pearce – Shirley Gladwin
Alfred Doolittle – Mike White
Mrs Higgins – Eileen Wooley
Parlourmaid – Annalie Jarvis

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Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical-romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. It offers a light hearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies.”

The show was performed by the Little Theatre, Donnington, Shropshire
from 2nd to 4th Nov 2017.

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Production Team:

Director – Vikki Lee
Musical Director – Garry Bailey
Choreographer -Verity Coton-Matthews
Production Assistant – Anne Marie Lawrence
Rehearsal Pianists – Nykko-Mickael Gregoire, Jenny Hesketh
Set Design – Stewart Lee
Lighting – Sarah Bennett
Sound – Jessie Bracken
Technical team – Stewart Lee, CJ Allen
Stage Manager – Sarah Jane Taylor
Assisted by – nLynne James
Movies filmed by – Simon Whitehouse and Mark Allen
Movies edited by – Simon Whitehouse
Prompt -Carol Robertson
Wardrobe – Cynthia Shaw and Amanda Nicolle
Photographs – Vicki Stevens
Programme Printing – Plus Two Media
Box Office – Denise Olenik & Jenny Oakey
Bar – Ian & Judy Martin
Front of House – Members of The Little Theatre

Cast:

Don Lockwood – Stephen Davies
Kathy Selden – Jenny Olenik-Pritchard
Cosmo Brown – Rich Kee
Lina Lamont – Zoe Halley
R. F. Simpson – Simon Whitehouse
Roscoe Dexter – Andy Reed
Production Singer – Geoff Powell
Dora Bailey – Amanda Nicolle
Zelda Zanders – Nina Aver
Miss Dinsmore – Cynthia Shaw
Diction coach – Geoff Powell
Sid Phillips – Dale Pritchard
Roz – Lauraine Howles
Young Don – Jack Pooler
Young Cosmo – Jethro Swindley-Watson
Dancers – Nina Aver, Eleanor Conway
Chorus – Tom Griffiths, Mary Lee, Hayley Mack, Emma Pritchard, Mark Allen

Nude With Violin

Nude With Violin
HADS at Horsehay, Shropshire
Feb 2017

 

Synopsis:

Nude with Violin is a light comedy play set in Paris in 1954. The famous painter, Paul Sorodin, has died. His relatives and hangers-on converge on his studio, hopeful of financial gain, and are stunned to learn from his valet, Sebastien, that Sorodin has left a letter in which he admits to some surprising.

Photos – Courtesy of Alan Foster and Mike White

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Production:

SET DESIGN & DECOR – EDWARD DAVIES
CONSTRUCTION – ALAN FOSTER
PROPERTIES – SALLY RILEY
PROMPT – RUSSELL LAWRENCE
SOUND AND LIGHTING – BRIAN HUGHES
PUBLICITY – ROGER CLAYTON
FRONT OF HOUSE – SOCIETY MEMBERS

Cast:

SEBASTIEN LACREOLE – SIMON PHILLIPS
MARIE-CELESTE – SUE BLACKBURN
CLINTON PREMINGER, Jnr – ANDY REED
ISOBEL SORODIN – JANE PARKYN
JANE (her daughter) – JEN EDWARDS
COLIN (her son) – KEV JACKMAN
PAMELA (Colin’s wife) – KAREN BRITTLE
JACOB FRIEDLAND (an art dealer) – RAY CALLISTER
ANYA PAVLIKOV – JAN JACKMAN
CHERRY-MAY WATERTON – EILEEN WOOLLEY
FABRICE – HUGH JONES
OBIDIAH LEWELLYN – KEN BROOKES
GEORGE (a press photographer) – EDWARD DAVIES
STROTESBURY – ALEX EDWARDS

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Cabaret

 

The Little Theatre, Donnington, Shropshire

November 2003

Synopsis:

Cabaret revolves around the downtown ‘Kit Kat Klub’ in 1930?s Berlin, Germany, where the decline of the social openness and decadence of the Weimar Republic conflicts with the rise of Nazism. Amongst the glitz and the glamour of the club two romances develop only to be suddenly enveloped by an evil force that would alter history forever.

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Production Team:

Director – Cynthia Shaw
Assistant Director – Michael Rawlings
Musical Director – Jim Hough
Choreography – Jill Hine, Amanda Robertson
Production Assistant – Gina Ryder
Pianists – Ann Jones, Chris Stubbs
Stage Manager & Scenic Artist – Roy Bird
Set & Large Props – Alan Shaw
Properties – Gina Ryder
Costumes – Cynthia Shaw (Assisted By Various Cabaret Cast Members)
Lighting & Sound – John Sutton, Richard Foxcroft
Prompt – Florence Hall
Backstage Refreshments – Maureen Bird
Type Setting – Alan Shaw
Photography – Ian Martin
Box Office – Denise Olenik, Jenny & Bill Oakey
Bar Manager – Pat Freeman

Cast:

Master Of Ceremonies – Michael Rawlings
Sally Bowles – Vikki Lee
Clifford Bradshaw – Matthew Allen
Fraulein Schneider – Cynthia Shaw
Herr Schultz – Ian Martin
Ernst Ludwig – Andy Reed
Fraulein Kost – Carol Robertson
Customs Officer – Tony Jones
Emcee’s ‘Girlfriend’ – Uncredited

Company:

Cynthia Shaw, Michael Rawlings, Vikki Lee, Matthew Allen, Ian Martin, Andy Reed, Carol Robertson, Tony Jones, Zoe Hailey, Sally Ann Eaton, Amanda Robertson, Helen Elkington, Emma Norry, Verity Matthews, Emma Pritchard, Craig Painter, Adrian Pritchard, Dorothy Lindsay, Sally Warren.