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Starting tonight at the Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe is the newest production brought to you by Kimberley Performing Arts.
The talented pupils of Kimberley Performing Arts Centre are proud to present their annual show “The Unicorn and the Carousel of Dreams”! Continue reading Theatre // The Unicorn & The Carousel Of Dreams
‘Take a look at him now’
THE TOUR 2016
‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ are recognised throughout the industry as the market leaders and definitive Phil Collins & Genesis tribute show. Now in their eighth year together this truly amazing eleven piece band which includes the ‘And Finally Horns’ faithfully re-create all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue. In 2016, as part of their major re-launch, there are over sixty theatre dates with a brand-new show that has been truly enhanced with new lighting, stage sets and world class musicians to get even closer to that immense Phil Collins production to ensure an exciting spectacle is totally guaranteed. Continue reading ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’ tribute to PHIL COLLINS
The Hospital Players are a local amateur dramatic society. They put on great shows usually with a lot of laughs along the way. So why not check out their latest show. You can also read previous HP show reviews here.
By John Godber
Tuesday 8th – Saturday 12th September 2015
7.30 pm at The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe
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“The singing was very good and my favourite song was One Direction.
The bad thing was a very bright light and it hurt my eyes.
I sang all of the songs but there was only one I did not know so I didn’t sing to that one. My Dad sang some songs with me too.
A man showed us where we were sitting and the lasers were really cool in the smoke.
The dancers and singers all came off the stage and danced and sang next to us, it was exciting.
They were called Ellie Self, Conner Down, Lori-Suzanne and Karmelle, Charlie Royce And Sinead Mathius. My favourite one was Ellie Self. I like the sparkly pink trousers and sparkly shoes. Ellie was wearing the best costume but the costumes were all really fun.
If you get a programme then at the end all of the dancers sign their names in the book and ask you your favourite song and if you liked the show.
Have a nice time if you go next year, what will you think is good or bad and what songs will you like? What will you feel like if you do go and if you do go I hope you have a nice time like me.”
Many thanks to Lexie and her dad for reviewing the show.
Review written By Lexie Wilson Age 7
Tue, 28 April – Sat, 2 May
The Plowright Theatre
A new TV reality show could bring stardom and a huge amount of prize money to winning contestants. To this end five hopefuls have been invited to spend five days at a remote country house where just one will be chosen to take the ultimate challenge of Spygame.
The contestants come from various walks of life and are presented with five days of rigorous tests and training to ascertain which of them will be chosen. How well will they work together? Each of the five has a secret which may count against them –unless they can hide it from the organiser.
It is soon realised that they may have to work together in order to succeed, and their ideas are not made any easier by having to deal with a Romanian servant who neither speaks nor understands English.
They rapidly begin to realise that the organiser has an agenda which differs from their own thoughts or desires. Could it be that they have been lured into a position where possibly none of them will win? Conditions in the contracts they signed are beginning to appear to be more ominous than they thought? Perhaps they should have carefully read the small print.
Scunthorpe Nights were invited along to review the brand new family musical, ‘Peter Pan’, adapted from the J.M. Barrie classic by award winning playwright Haley Cox with music by Phil Collingwood, it deals with themes of small town mentality, youth aspiration and the challenges of following your dreams. The musical was performed by The Duckegg Theatre Company, a Social Enterprise with it’s roots North Lincolnshire, dedicated to the creation of brand-spanking new writing with young people at its heart.
The set is simple but very versatile for it’s purpose. The use of the shop doors for casting shadows works really well throughout the show. Using such simple tricks as hand actions to imitate a crocodile and the simulation of Peter Pan and Wendy flying through the sky. And the sound effects created by the on stage cast members just showed you don’t always need fancy effects to impress.
It was simply a great performance so well staged and written. It was a great modern twist on a panto classic. We liked the fact the story had a double meaning. It’s quite clever how it works really. The character Peter who works at Priceland is planning to move away to London to run away and become a star and stay young and carefree, so then obviously this doubles up into being the actual Peter Pan in the reenactment. Wendy buys her friend Peter a book they used to read as a child, what was that book? Come on you know the answer to this now.
The show starts with the group of Priceland workers all about to go home for the day. Lights out and a little girls crying draws their attention back inside. They find a small girl (a ‘lost’ girl) has been left behind in the store and they must stop her crying and keep her occupied until her mum arrives to collect her, from this the workers decide to act out the story of Peter Pan. The costumes were improvised as they would be if you were creating a play from nothing in a closed supermarket. The use of a shopping trolley seems endless in this show. It really does leave it upto the imagination and take you back to being a child, when if you believed a cardboard box was your boat, then it really was a boat.
The humour in the performance is top notch for adults and children alike. There were a lot of giggles from the audience young and old and the Character playing Hook was just naturally a very funny guy with his comments and lines. His sidekick pirate was also brilliant, one guy playing 3 different pirate characters with the use of 3 different hats and accents. To be honest most of the characters were funny and the voice chosen to bring tinkerbell to life got some good reactions. The improvisation of this performance is just so well thought out and we thoroughly enjoyed the show. One more thing that really stood out in this show was that it appeared every cast member could play an instrument, it was great to see them picking up guitars, ukulele, recorders, keyboards and rhythmically beating a cajon.
The cast of the show sang beautifully throughout the performance, harmonising perfectly to project the musical numbers well into the audience
We would definitely recommend watching this or any upcoming Duck Egg Theatre Company shows. We would like to congratulate the cast, writers and all those involved for such an entertaining show and to Haley Cox for inviting us to come along and watch.
The only local date left to catch the show is at BRIGG
Angel Suite, Brigg on the 8th March 2015.
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Reviewers: Leanne G-M & Casper Croft