All and Sundry Shows in 2019

Every year All and Sundry try and put on a broad range of shows to capture the the interest of our members and our wider audience. From Dazzling Pantomimes to gritty drama we hope there is something for everyone

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Gallery

A selection of photographs from the show

Macbeth

Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Wed 27 Mar to Sat 30 Mar

By William Shakespeare A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia.

Cast

The Witches
Barbara Treen Vanessa Morgan Coral Dickinson
Macbeth
Matt Fearnley
Lady Macbeth
Sarah Feltham
Banquo
David Healing
Macduff
Tam Weir
Duncan / Siward / Old Man
David Goode
Malcolm
Max Dickinson
Ross
Graham Forbes
Angus / Donalbain
Harry Longley
Soldier / Fleance / Sons
Archie Marks
Porter
Ricky Lee Coombes
Captain / Seyton
John Edwards-Bick
Lady Mcduff / Hecate
Olivia Mae-Withy
Gentlewoman
Vanessa Morgan
Doctor
Neil Lane
Servant
Ken Messenger
The Murders
Tam Weir Neil Lane Ken Messenger


Creatives

Director
John Edwards-Bick
Assistant Director
Emma Hay
Stage Manager
Neil Lane
Lighting and sound
Simon Wicks
Wardrobe & Lead Chaperone
Alison Berrisford
Artwork and Graphics
Graham Forbes
Child Safety Officer
Neil Lane
Chaperones
Nicholette Marks Andrea Longley
    

Gallery

A selection of photographs from the show

Reviews

THE LATEST offering from Roger Goddard "Cold Meat" was billed as "a sitcom with each of the five scenes being the equivalent of an episode" and it was just that. This was great traditional British comedy - it had a fantastic cast of characters, wonderful one-liners, plenty of double entendre and innuendos, farcical situations and a sprinkling of thought-out malapropisms. It led to ripples of laughter throughout and a fair amount of real laugh-out-loud moments. Cold Meat was also traditional in that it was set in middle class suburbia, the whole piece was played out in the kitchen of John and Elizabeth and there was plenty of wine-swigging between the conversation and scenarios. It worked perfectly in the Norbury Theatre's studio - a simple but functional set and the small venue enhanced that atmosphere that was homely on the one hand and sometimes claustrophobic on the other. All of the comedy came from the characters, those who liked each other and those who did not and clashed and the situations which arose. Ironically when looking at one aspect of British sitcom we have to turn to a German word and there is plenty of schadenfreude in Cold Meat. In fact, the whole script is based on it and it works brilliantly. The best performances of the night went to Mike Richardson as John who just wanted a quiet life and to enjoy the odd joke or two and Joy Williamson as the promiscuous Angela. She was beautifully over-the-top as she drifted in and out of the couple's home, shedding light on her latest string of dates and trying her luck with Peter. Roy Watton as Peter was also good, over-dramatically complaining as his ailments got progressively worse, while Helen Bourke was sound as Elizabeth whose main aim in life was to maintain the equilibrium among the crazy characters around her. The supporting characters Elizabeth's mum Mary (Zena Schtyk) and Romanian home-help Myra (Tanith Garcia) played their parts and added to the comedy, especially Tanith with her "broken English" reminiscent of Manuel in Fawlty Towers. It's not all comedy though and there are serious strands to the play which everyone relate to -the process of getting old for those later on in life and their loved ones "making excuses" for their own peace of mind regarding progressive elderly illness. Overall though, in our everyday lives, we are often sandwiched between doom and gloom in the national news and with everything going on around us. Cold Meat provides us with fantastic filling of comedy to offer us something different and there is also a nice twist at the end to explain the title.

Cold Meat

Norbury Theatre, Droitwich & Artrix Bromsgrove

Thu 06 Jun to Sun 30 Jun

A new play written by Roger Goddard, Cold Meat is a black comedy in 5 episodes set in the front room of a domestic property.

Cast

Elizabeth
Helen Bourke
John
Mike Richardson
Myra
Tanith Garcia
Mary
Zena Schtyk
Peter
Roy Watton
Angela
Joy Williamson


Creatives

Written and Directed by
Roger Goddard
Assistant Director & Stage Manager
Neil Lane
Lighting and sound
Simon Wicks
Artwork and original music
Graham Forbes
    

Gallery

A selection of photographs from the show

Reviews

A WELL-DESERVED standing ovation awaited the 70+ cast which staged this superb Snow White at Bromsgrove's Artrix. There were so many highlights in this show even before the dwarfs made an appearance on the stage and when they did they had the "awww"factor as well as delivering some very funny lines. The slapstick kitchen scene was absolutely hilarious, featuring an exploding microwave, the audience getting soaked by a water pistol-wielding dame and even an impressive tap-dancing routine that said dame "Senna Pod" joined in with whilst singing "Fry Me to the Moon". David Mann, who played Senna, was fantastic throughout. In panto I always say "a groan is as good as a laugh" and he got the lion's share of those with all his terrifically timed one-liners - almost like stand-up in parts as the gags came thick and fast. His scene with the gorilla, the prince (well played by Connor Winter) and the Valet (Archie Marks) in the second half was definitely one for the adults with some beautifully delivered innuendo and double-entendre. Tanith Garcia took the "evil" role to new heights as Queen Drucilla - she revelled in the boos as she nonchalantly strut across the stage frequently exchanging unpleasantries with the crowd and even other members of the cast. Graham Forbes made the role of the magic mirror his own and had the audience in hysterics every time he made appeared. Dave Healing as Neville the Chamberlain was his perfect foil - the two had a great rapport which led to loads of laughs. You could see Anja Parkes was relishing playing the title role as Princess Snow White and she also had the magical musical moment of the evening in the "Count On Me" duet with Ciara Lane as Rose. The two were pitch-perfect and harmonised magnificently together. Elsewhere, Ken Messenger as Hans the Hunchman, Rachel McDonnell as Fairy Light, James Ralley as Muddles and Neil Lane as Barry Trotter and Vanessa Morgan as Hannah all put in solid performances. There were plenty of Brexit jokes (as you would expect) and some great local references as well - including the dwarfs being concerned about the Chancellor of the Exchequer taxing them heavily on the gains from their diamond mine. And, of course, we cannot let this review go by without mentioning A&S's trademark UV light show which always delights when it takes the production into the interval. It seems to get better every year. In the same way the Queen asks if she "is the fairest of them all", we need to ask if this was "director Alison Berrisford's most flamboyant panto of them all" and do you know what? I think it was.

Snow White

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sat 14 Dec to Sun 22 Dec

Written and Directed by Alison Berrisford, the classic tale brought to life in this spectacular pantomime.

Cast

Princess Snow White
Anja Parkes
Dame Senna Pod
David Mann
Muddles
James Ralley
Queen
Tanith Garcia Sarah Feltham
King Desmond
Nigel Payne
Prince Valentine
Connor Winter
Hannah
Vanessa Morgan
Rose
Ciara Lane
Mirror
Graham Forbes
Alice
Rachel Andress
Neville the Chamberlain
Dave Healing
Fairy Light
Rachel McDonnell
Hans the Huntsman
Ken Messenger
Barry Trotter
Neil Lane
Valet
Harry Longley Archie Marks
Dobbin the Horse
Zoe Griffiths & Erran Lees
Gorilla
Neil Lane
Youth Ensemble
Bella Bateson
Lilly Beale
Krista Dunkers
Cerys Gillard
Melody Hubbard
Natasha Lane
Hannah Mapother
Charlie Sample
Alivia Smith
Molly Taylor
Madeleine Üner
Charlotte Vernall
Eleanor Vernalls
Sophie Vernalls
Millie Warman
Maya Warman
Amy Wicks
UV Puppeteers
Bella Bateson
Krista Dunkers
Zoe Griffiths
Megan Hill
Melody Hubbard
Erran Lees
Harry Longley
Archie Marks
Hannah Mapother
Anja Parkes
Molly Taylor
Madeleine Üner
Eleanor Vernalls
Sophie Vernalls
Amy Wicks
Connor Winter
Stage Door Dance Academy
Rachel Andress
Tina Andress
Bella Bateson
Amelia Bisgop
Eva Derbyshire
Krista Dunkers
Cerys Gillard
Daisy Green
Julie Green
Melody Hubbard
Ciera Lane
Natasha Lane
Rachel McDonnell
Hannah Mapother
Madeleine Üner
Charlotte Vernalls
Eleanor Vernalls
Sophie Vernalls
Maya Warman
Amy Wicks
Dwarfs - Red Team
Professor
Natasha Lane
Dippy
Amelia Bishop
Dozy
Poppy Ralley
Sniffles
Maya Warman
Merry
Olivia Husbands
Blusher
Millie Chamberlain
Grouchy
Cerys Gillard
Dwarfs - Blue Team
Professor
Eva Derbyshire
Dippy
Verity Culleton
Dozy
Molly Webster
Sniffles
Phoebe Yarnell
Merry
Daisy Green
Blusher
Mikey Lewis
Grouchy
Rosa Marks
Adult Ensemble & Dancers
Rachel Andress
Tina Andress
Olamide Biobun-Badmus
Julie Green
Zoe Griffiths
Megan Hill
Erran Lees
Kitt Lefebvre


Creatives

Director & Producer
Alison Berrisford
Assistant Director & Choregrapher
Martina Ponsonby
Assistant Choreographer
Rachel Andress
Stage Manager
Brian Wiggins
Assistant Stage Manager
Neil Lane
Sound Designer
Simon Wicks
Lighting
The Lighting Factory
UV Choreographers
Sarah Charnley, Catrin Charnley
Vocal Coach
Kath Goddard
Fly Team Leader
John Edwards-bick
Fly Gallery Crew
Gareth Andress, Rob Derbyshire John Mapother, Rob Vernalls Simon Warman
Back Stage Crew
George Andress, Matt Gillard Roger Goddard, Lucca Greaves Rachel Guest, Lynn Hubbard Neil Lane, John Mapother Kerry Parkes, Ben Ponsonby Dennis Teale, Rob Vernalls Simon Warman
Ppyrotechnics Operator
Kerry Parkes
Wardrobe
Janine Parkes Alison Berrisford
Carpentry & Large Props
Jamie Hubbard ,Brian Wiggins Neil Lane Simon Wicks
Props Master
Lynn Hubbard
Poster Design
Graham Forbes
Photographer
Roy Miles
Safeguarding Officer
Neil Lane
Chaperones
Valerie Atkinson, Jo Day Cathy Greaves, Lucca Greaves Jo Hackett, Tina Hughes Abigail Lake, Judy Lane Elaine Mann, Nicholette Marks Staci Marshal, Kirsty Read Debbie Üner, Gill Wiggins
Front of House
Bev Bennett, Geoffrey Bennett Alison Berrisford, Clare Bishop David Green, Judy Lane Lynne Payne, Sarah Payne Martina Ponsonby, Max Ponsonby Victoria Vollans, Paul Warman Sue Warman, Fe Webster
Make up
Janine Parkes
Programme
Simon Wicks