" There was silliness and slapstick for the little ones, clever lines, a little innuendo and plenty of local references to keep mums, dads and grandparents amused not least from Euan McIver as Sally Doolally " Berwick Advertiser.
"The dame, Euan McIver, is perfect, quite the model for all others" Trip Adviser
"Euan McIver slipped seamlessly into the role" Berwick Advertiser
Photo shoot fun !
Photos by Rick S Mondeau.
Photo by Charlotte Payn
read stirring and inspirational pieces in the national press reminding us of
the importance of pantomime and,
separately, theatre ( Veronica Lee in The I ” I love Panto" on Boxing Day,
and David Hare ”Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On" in the Guardian
) I have been stirred to write to you to record and perhaps even
recognise the enormous contribution to our local cultural health that has
recently been made by the cast and crew involved in creating the wonderful
Adventures of Sinbad at the Maltings. Wendy Payn and her pirate crew of actors,
technicians, bar and box ofﬁce staff and volunteers have worked miracles in a
very short period of time to put on a piece of theatre that will have lasting
impact on the many hundreds of children and others who will have entered into
the plush environs of the Maltings Theatre for perhaps the first time. To see so many excited young people queuing up
to have their photographs taken with the exotic characters such as Sinbad and
Dame Sally Doollally warmed the heart of this hardened old theatre goer. People of Ben/vickshire, we must
cherish the work put in by those that are prepared to spend the festive period
entertaining us. Let us hope that their efforts will be renewed and welcomed
for many years to come. Thank you one and all.
Alun Thomas as printed in The Berwick Advertiser week ending 6th January 2018