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Entertaining Angels
Entertaining Angels

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Those residents of Windlesham who were not able to attend the recent Drama Group production of ‘Entertaining Angels’ by Rupert Everett missed an outstanding evening’s entertainment. This is the fourth play by Rupert Everett which the Group has performed – an event not unnoticed by the author, who sent his good wishes to the cast.

It concerns the story of Grace, who has devoted a lifetime to being the faithful wife of a country vicar. Following the sudden death of her husband, she finds herself able to do and say exactly what she pleases.   read full review…..

 

Vintage Hitchcock
Vintage Hitchcock June 2014

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The Windlesham Drama Group’s production at the end of June was ‘Vintage Hitchcock ‘, a live radio play by Joe Landry — well two plays actually — first ‘The Lodger ‘, followed by ‘The 39 Steps ‘. Both took a bit of getting used to, but were fun and took me back to the years of Dick Barton, Special Agent, and Paul Temple with all their sound effects. The plays were set in the late 1940’s in the recording studios of Playhouse of the Air in New York City, and the stage set reflected this with microphones from that era for the actors and sound effect crew (Foley Artists). Foley Artists are the people who create and often record the sound effects.   read full review…

Captain Hook's Revenge
Captain Hook's Revenge

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The Drama Group’s pantomime this year was ‘Captain Hook’s Revenge’ by Richard Coleman.   Directed by Natalie White and produced by Maggie Kwaan, it was entertaining but a little confusing!   We were warned it would be different and luckily there were recognisable elements of the much loved story of Peter Pan. The Show started with a lively ‘skeleton’ dance by the Junior Dancers from the Di Ruddick Dance Class, before we met a formidable Captain Hook (the magnificent Graham Bavin) and his band of pirates including Smee and Sharkey (Sue White and Jane Young) who snarled a lot and looked very fierce.     read full review…

Prescription for Murder
Prescription for Murder

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As a topic for light entertainment, it is surprising that murder is so popular with the British public. But if the TV schedules are anything to go by, we continue to be fascinated by this gruesome subject. And in Windlesham, we are no exception, as theatre-goers filled the Windlesham Theatre waiting for the Drama Group’s latest production “Prescription for Murder”, by Norman Robbins. The play did not disappoint, as it gave the audience all the ingredients of a great mystery: unrequited love; jealousy; unexplained illness; and a wealthy widow with an interesting will.  read full review…

Calendar Girls
Calendar Girls

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The Windlesham Drama Group’s May production was ‘Calendar Girls’ by Tim Firth. It was directed by Sue White and produced by John Stillwell and Kevin Benstead. The play, a poignant mix of humour and sadness…..with a few feisty moments, was based on the true story of a small group of WI ladies from Yorkshire who were determined to help Angela Baker (Anne in the story), to raise funds for cancer charities in memory of her husband John.  read full review…

Alice The Panto
Alice The Panto Cast

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The Drama Group’s ‘festive’ production was ‘Alice…….The Panto’, by Archie Wilson. Directed by Harriet Padina and produced by Toni Lewendon, we knew it was going to be an entertaining and busy evening as soon as Lewis Carroll’s perfect Alice appeared! Alice (Casey Norlin) was searching for the White Rabbit (Sophie Rotenberg), who pleaded with us to shout out the time, as indicated by a clock on the wall, whenever we saw him (which was often).   read full review…

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