A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
A musical romp set in Ancient Rome.
"Up Pompeii meets the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in this imperial tale of pimps, petals and potions, a delightful piece of ancient revelry that is a real one-off in the field of musical theatre. "
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
"This latest round of post-festive frivolity from director Heather Newman was a musical and visual treat which left me in good heart."
"a traditional family pantomime, full of interesting music, silly jokes and plenty of colourful costumes"
For The Love Of Musicals
"The cast richly deserved the standing ovation.
Finally, Hairspray's You Can't Stop The Beat sent everyone home on a high. Congratulations to all the Production Team for guiding this very talented group especially David and his musicians, always supportive, never intrusive."
"The script had been adapted to include many local references and the scene place names, was well timed and very funny. Musicians, backstage crew and wardrobe, had admirably supported the enthusiastic cast to give audiences a colourful, well-coordinated evenings entertainment, which lifted everyone’s spirits. Congratulations to you all."
A Musical Journey
"an extremely varied evening with the adult members combining with The Young Promenaders and the Phoenix Dancers in support of Sue Ryder, a local Hospice."
The King And I
"We could take away with us not only a myriad of images and songs but many home-spun philosophies and lessons on equality, slavery and different cultures and the message that magnificent teamwork results in magnificent outcomes."
Jack And The Beanstalk
"This was a traditional family pantomime with a ‘baddy’ to boo, a fairy to keep the balance of good and evil, a principle boy in love with a girl above his station in life, a silly brother, tax collectors, an outrageous dame, colourful costumes, corny jokes, lots of audience participation and of course in this one, the loveable cow Buttercup."
CHESS The Musical
"Chess would be a challenging production for any amateur company but what one can say but those that missed tonight’s first night of the Promenade Productions missed a show worthy of being on a West End stage. Buy, beg or steal a ticket before the run ends."
The Wizard Of Oz
"the wisdom of which was amply demonstrated by John Pannett’s thoroughly entertaining presentation that again demonstrates the remarkable depths of talent within Promenade Productions’ multi-generational ranks."
"This was a very good show that had pace, effective character work and a well disciplined chorus plus excellent backing from the orchestra. I congratulate the cast, backstage crew, the orchestra and directors for a show that I am certain was enjoyed by the audiences during the run."
" I thought the casting was superb. I always think that good casting is 70% of the job done. However, the final 30% is the hardest work. I was struck by how well the characters came across. The general standard of diction and projection was excellent. Characterisations were clear and contrasting."
The Sound Of Music
This well-known story is always sure to please and this adaptation by Peter Denyer was no exception. From the colourful, lively opening number to the happy wedding at the end, the audience were on Dick’s side, responding in all the appropriate places.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
This Production took usn to the colourful world of pantomime from the opening number, to the grand wedding of the finale. Musical Director Helen Harris had taught the songs well and they were performed with enthusiasm and good diction.