Dick Whittington – CLOC Musical Theatre Company
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
Wednesday 5th February
By Nigel Gambles
CLOC MTC return to the town hall with their annual pantomime, this year see’s them performing Dick Whittington, now I remember the story streets of gold and all that but don’t remember ever seeing the pantomime so I took my seat with much anticipation and a little curiosity.
This is a great production and all the parts are played enthusiastically and professionally. The jokes and humour being current and the audience participation sections led wonderfully by our dame, Sarah the Cook played by Krystian Wharton who is excellent and his costumes are amazing he is aided by Idle Jack wonderfully played by Lee Walker his outfit after the ship wreck scene has to be seen!
The show opens to a rapturous round of boos and hissing from the audience as King Rat and his little Prince enter the stage. King Rat played by Anthony Henn who normally lands some of the nicer roles but on this occasion digs deep to deliver a really villainous performance. As he lays out his dastardly plane he is confronted by Fairy Bowbells played beautifully by Juliette Fisher with a cute cockney accent.
We are introduced to Dick and Tommy the cat played played by Sam Rogers and Erin Mooney, this is Erins first principle role and she totally embraces even if she only has a few lines and a lot of meowing.
The show is produced by Stacey Muxlow, this is her first venture into producing but you would never guess, the show is full of life and gusto, filled with wonderful songs and dance routines all performed by the extremely talented cast.
This is a really wonderful show and should not be missed you will leave will leave filled with a fabulous feel good factor
Tickets are still available but hurry you only have until Saturday to catch Dick Whittington and his friends. http://www.cloc.org.uk/contact-us/