The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe at the United Reform Church Enfield Road, Mackworth
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe unfurled it’s sails and set a course for success, ably manned by the talented Enfield Players. writes Andrew Murfin.
Panto season is in full swing and if you prefer yours Am dram then you would be hard pressed to find a better one than this.
Fraser Morton has written, produced and directed this year’s production. It is packed to the gunnels with witty one liners, spot gags, innuendo and tradition. The scenery is beautifully painted in a riot of colours especially in the island scenes. The costumes were vibrant and effective. There were some minor glitches with the sound but the actors had the courage and resourcefulness to overcome this.
The principle boy Robinson was portrayed by Amy Potter a star in the making.
Amy Meakin was excellent as Captain Flash Bandeira raising the roof with her singing, bringing panache and heart to make her character live.
Chris Brown was the cheeky chappy Billy Crusoe, who stole the show with brilliant comic timing and a cheerfulness all of his own. His ad libs with the heckling kids at the front brought the house down.
A nice comic touch was the short in stature sight gag of Admiral Will Atkins. How Joseph White had the stamina for this part I will never know, it must have been physically painful to perform.
I must congratulate all who took part it was a truly memorable Panto which really needs to be seen to be appreciated.
WHAT: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
WHERE: United Reform Church Enfield Road, Mackworth
WHEN: Performances continues until January 19
ADMISSION £7 (concessions £5)
TICKETS: 01332 514956