Review: Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company, Dick Whittington's Greatest Adventure, King's Lynn Corn Exchange
I always know I’m in for a fun, relaxing and entertaining time when I attend a Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company production.
Their latest show staged Wednesday to Thursday of last week was, I’m glad to say, no exception and this was the perfect pre-Easter holiday entertainment, as far as I’m concerned!
It’s amazing to think that the company, whose worthy ethos of inclusion, gives people from all backgrounds, and with diverse talents, the opportunity to perform and develop and grow as individuals, and has now been in existence since 2001; it goes from strength to strength and is supported by many local organisations, patrons, parents, carers and volunteers.
This Easter panto re-tells the story of Dick, travelling to London, where the streets are paved with gold, to make his fortune and marry the girl he loves, Alice Fitzwarren. He survives all dangerous challenges and eventually all’s well that ends well!
The sparkling show was created by artistic director/producer Les Miles and musical director Tim Rock. Popular Jamie John, co- produced and was the choreographer, but everyone working behind the scenes should be praised for their successful efforts.
Acting, singing and dancing were of a high standard and talented Jordan Winn was outstanding as Dick Whittington.
All the principal actors gave of their best, Lana Jones and Phoebe Smith were memorable as Sixpence and Tuppence and of course Gabby Short made a charming and loveable Alice.
Well done also to Mike Miles and Jamie John, of course, but all involved gave of their best.
Here’s looking forward to ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in November!