Falklands : Hard Work Pays Off for Falklands Production of Dick Whittington
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 16.04.2011 (Article Archived on 30.04.2011)
If you forgot about FIODA’s rendition of Dick Whittington, performed on the 7th, 8th and 9th of April, you missed a lot
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)
HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR CAST OF DICK WHITTINGTON
By J. Brock (FINN)
A Happy ending for dick and his Mrs.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)
Cast and crew of Dick Whittington, performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, worked for more than 3 months to ensure excellent performances
If you forgot about FIODA’s rendition of Dick Whittington, performed on the 7th, 8th and 9th of April, you missed a lot! The well-executed performance depicted a modern adventure for the ages-old character, Dick Whittington (Scott Betts) and his ever-faithful cat, Felix (Geoff Pring). The pair meet a girl band, the “Bow Belles,” (Jessica Whalley King, Sophie Pompert Robertson, Natasha Rickman and Treva Fiddes) while on their way to London. A seemingly uneventful journey is interrupted by Rascally Roy/ Lord Royston Royston (Gary Tyrell) and Orrible Olly/ Sir Oliver Oliphant (Ronnie McLennan Baird), the villains of the piece. After threatening life and limb for all present the travellers manage to escape the evil duo to arrive at the business of Councillor Fitzwarren (Carl Evans) and his daughter Alice Fitzwarren (Paula Fowmes). Enter Davina Devine (Alison Ingles) who needs her jewels locked in Fitzwarren’s safe and you have a recipe for Roy and Olly to do mischief, which they did with a bang. Before Davina’s show the ‘theft’ is discovered by the devilish duo and Dick Whittington blamed for the deed.
While preparing the show’s venue Mick the Brick (Hannah McPhee) and Monty Zoomer (Daniel Clarke) do their best to achieve the opposite. Add to this the introduction of Tabatha Purrfect, the Kitten Femme Fatale (Beth John), planted by the villains to deter Felix from his task. Tabatha Quickly falls in love with Felix as does Dick and Alice. With love in the air, Hopit (Andrea Stanworth and Mopit (Catherine Catton) set their dusters on Councillor Fitzwarren.
Behind the scenes was a diligent crew who made it all happen. Lidda Luxton directed the panto, with Richard Fogerty acting as stage manager. Tim Stenning designed the set, with Stacey Budd. Joanna Lazzo and Anna Stenning operating as back stage staff. Sound and lighting were ably handled by Adrian Almond and Jason Lewis and the prompt was Keith Biles. Theresa Lang and Ruth Taylor procured the costumes. Make-up was done by Jane Trevaskis, Sue HardGreaves, Abby Heathman, Felicity McArthur and Terrianne Ormand. Operating the front of the House were Graham France, John Birmingham, Louise Taylor, Helen Bell and Chris Bell. The Pod Gift Shop sold the tickets, with refreshments being sold by the Sea and Marine Cadets.