The emphasis here is on the word ‘Team’. Our amateur theatre production teams on the Island, are indeed Premier Division. Olly Fy introduces us to an all-star team, where the motto of ‘One for all, and all for one” really does apply.
… the abiding memory taken away by all the audiences was of absolute hilarity. We were breathless with laughter as Peter Harris, as the very elderly butler Butterfield, tottered across the stage; as Bertie Wooster got almost inextricably entangled in his braces; as Jeeves morphed into Madeleine Bassett through the judicious use of a lampshade and a pink silk scarf … the list could go on!
I was curious to see how some of my favourite tales from childhood, Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ stories, could be transformed into a pantomime. And transformed it was, by writer and director Cheryl May. There were the familiar characters of Mowgli, his adoptive wolf pack, Baloo, Bagheera and Kaa, not to mention the arch villain…
“The play is billed as a ‘side-splitting comedy’ and the audience which packed the Apollo on Saturday evening would not disagree with that – there was continual giggling punctuated with bursts of loud hilarity and at a couple of points, spontaneous applause during the performance.”
The entire team should be highly commended for their fantastic show. You can watch Boeing Boeing at Trinity Theatre on the 27th and 28th October at 7:30pm, and I would certainly encourage theatre goers to give this one a try.
Apollo Players: The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan Right from the start, this play has a lot going for it: Graham Linehan is a gifted comedy writer, famous for creating such classics as ‘Black Books’, ‘The IT Crowd’ and ‘Father Ted’, so his rework of a classic Ealing comedy is sure to be a quality script….
Behind the scenes at the Apollo’s The Ladykillers