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EMCo 'Sweet Charity' Programme 2012

  1. 1. Message from the ChairmanGood evening Ladies and Gentlemen.I am so proud, in my first year as Chairman of Exmouth Musical Theatre Company, towelcome you to this year’s production of “Sweet Charity”.Our enthusiastic and talented members have been working tirelessly since January tobring you tonight’s performance and I’m sure you will agree that the hard work haspaid off.I would like to thank our “all new” production team for their hard work throughoutrehearsals. Our director, Rob Walling has brought some new and innovative ideas tothe production and, Steve Grant (who has played in the orchestra for so many of ourprevious shows) has embraced his first role as our musical director. I would also liketo thank Roxanne Henry for her invaluable help with the choreography.So much effort goes into a production like this, both on and off stage, and I would liketo thank the EMCo committee for all their assistance and support during my first yearas Chairman.My final thank you is to you, our audience. Thank you for showing your continuedsupport to EMCo in this difficult financial climate. Without this support we would notbe able to carry on producing quality musical theatre in Exmouth - as we have for thepast 102 years!I sincerely hope that you enjoy the show and I look forward to seeing you in theAutumn for our concert evenings of jazz and swing - and this time next year for thefabulous Madness Musical - “Our House”. DebbiePresident’s MessageSweet Charity is one of those shows that takes us by surprise. Few people seem toremember the story, but nearly all the tunes are familiar. Indeed, there are so manygreat songs in this show, made famous by some of the great artists of our time –Shirley Bassey and Shirley Maclaine to name just two – it is almost guaranteed to be acrowd pleaser.EmCo has always been capable of performing the big show-stoppers with creativeskill and passion and I am certain this year will not disappoint. As President, it is sopleasing to see how this group of talented performers manage to achieve such highstandards of performance year after year.I’d like to use this opportunity to thank Val Clarke, who led the society over thepast 12 years and who dedicated herself to ensuring that we performed shows toentertain and delight our audiences. Under the leadership of our new Chairman,Debra Butler, I am sure that EmCo are well prepared to continue our heritage of topquality performances.I hope you enjoy this performance and I defy any of you to leave this theatre not stilltapping your feet to the Rhythm of Life! David Whitehead
  2. 2. SweetCharity 5th - 9th June 2012
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  4. 4. Sweet Charity is looking for a way out of her dead end life, she is also looking for love. She tries to climb the ladder but finds she has no choice and cannot get a better job because she has no education or qualifications. This is true for millions of kids living not in America but Africa. Extreme poverty has robbed them of their choices.Exmouth recently welcomed Jeanne Kamara, our Country Manager in SierraLeone. She told us of the community of Gbap in which she works – one of thepoorest and remotest places on the planet where no other aid agency, or eventhe government can get to. Christian Aid is training and equipping farmers togrow themselves out of poverty by producing good quality crops and workingas a cooperative. Even so, children as young as 3 or 4 are still expected to work in the fields or all day, scaring away the birds, simply to survive. So Christian Aid is also setting up Farm Field Schools under trees in the bush so that the young ones can receive a basic primary education for a few hours a day whilst they are at work. Christian Aid works with 507 such partner organisations in 47 countries bringinglasting change for the world’s poorest people. We work alongside communitiesto find long-term solutions to crippling problems, provide urgent practical helpand tackle the root causes of poverty head on.After this performance you are invited to make a donation to this excellentwork. How much? Well £5 will buy four hand tools for a farming family. £10 abushel of rice or groundnut seeds. Whatever you can give will help these kids and their families out of poverty for good. Thank you. Martin Martin John Nicholls South West Regional Manager Christian Aid
  5. 5. A word from the Director :It is always a privilege to be asked to work with a talented cast and crew and so when I was approachedto direct this company, having seen some of their previous work, I jumped at the chance and it has notdisappointed. Coupled with a talented cast “Charity” is a show that has definitely won a place in myheart.With some of the most famous songs from the cannon of musical theatre (“If They Could See MeNow”, “Big Spender”, “The Rhythm of Life” etc), it is both a daunting prospect and a privilege to beable to bring them to life. Combine these iconic songs with a great script and you have the making of abeautiful story. A story which has all the classic elements of great theatre. Like Charity, I would aspireto find myself in the “Pompeii Club” however I suspect that I would actually be more at home in theFandango Ballroom. For three months I have laughed with Charity, danced with Charity and cried withCharity and now I give her to you all.As an aside, my favourite moments as a director are when the performers feel safe enough to “play “with their own interpretations of their given characters, and in this process there have been momentsa plenty.I would like to thank Debbie, the Chairman (actor, choreographer) for all of the support she has givenand the sheer amount of hard work she has done, Steve for a bringing the music together and I hopeyou enjoy the band. Thanks also to Roxanne for a great Frug and Clare and Hugh on costume and setfor never saying no..... (Although all suggestions were gratefully received).Thank you EMCo for taking me into your trust, allowing me to play, and for being instrumental increating a great show. Rob
  6. 6. Director: Rob WallingRob completed a BA Hons Degree in Drama at Exeter University in 2003 aftercompleteting the BTEC ND in Performing Arts at Plymouth CFE. He has workedwith The Westcountry Theatre Company on their tour of ‘The Rivals’ as well asworking with The Shout-It-Out project, promoting literacy skills. Other roles includeLysander in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’, Abanazer in ‘Advent’ and chorus memberin ‘They Smelt Music’ a musical adaptation of ‘The Tempest’ which premieredat the Edinburgh festival in 2001. He was also involved in the highly successfulcommunity theatre production of ‘The Pub’, which premiered at the Theatre Royal,Plymouth. After university, Rob moved to Brighton where he trained in physical theatre inLondon whilst working for several companies in an adminsitrative capacity, and aftertaking the decision to make a major life change he travelled to America and workedteaching circus skills within schools with the company ‘Circus of the Kids’. Uponreturning to the UK and deciding to move back to Plymouth Rob, co-formed TrevennaTheatre and directed the hard hitting Show ‘Closer’ by Patrick Marber at the Barbicantheatre. Other directing credits include ‘Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations’, extractsof Sarah Kane’s ‘Phaedra’s Love’, Moira Buffinni’s ‘Gabriel’, ‘A Midsummer NightsDream’, ‘The Pajama Game’, ‘Machinal’ by Sohie Treadwell and ‘Passion’ by StephenSondheim. In Plymouth he was an associate lecturer at City College specialising inphysical theatre and directing. He was was also responsible for writing the NOCNAccess to Performing Arts HE course.Musical Director: Steve GrantAfter spending 15 years as a musician in the orchestra pit, Steve is delighted to bemaking his debut as the Musical Director for Sweet Charity with EMCO.Steve gained his musical experience whilst serving in Her Majesty’s Royal MarinesBand Service, where he spent 25 happy years performing for Royalty and Dignitariesall over the world. One of the highlights of his career was being given the position ofprincipal flautist on board Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia during a Royal Tour ofAmerica and the Caribbean.Since leaving the Royal Marines, Steve has continued his musical career as a specialistwoodwind teacher and teaches the flute, clarinet and saxophone in various schoolsthroughout East Devon. In 2006 Steve took up the role as conductor of the DevonYouth Wind Orchestra, and in 2009 was delighted to be appointed as the Directorof Music for the Exmouth Town Concert Band. He has recently set up The ExmouthMusic Centre with his business partner Pete Manfield and is proud to be supportingyoung musicians as they embark on their musical careers.Steve would like to thank all the cast, but particularly Debbie (Charity & Chairman)and Rob (Director) for their support during rehearsals.Sit back and enjoy what promises to be a fantastic show, with many iconic songs,which secretly he would love to be playing too!
  7. 7. Cast Of CharactersCharity Hope Valentine �������������������������������������������������������������� Debra ButlerOscar Lindquist ����������������������������������������������������������������������������Craig ButlerVittorio Vidal ........................................................................... Hugh ChudleyUrsula March.............................................................................Rachel HodgeHerman...........................................................................................Ian TaylorDaddy Brubeck ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Phil KilloranNicky ............................................................................... Deirdre MacknessHelene............................................................................................Jo KilloranCarmen.....................................................................................Anne KilloranSuzanne........................................................................................... Kate LeesBetsy................................................................................... Jayne ThorogoodFrenchy......................................................................................Kym NewtonRosie......................................................................................... Kirsty VernonThe Frug Dancers ChorusKirsty Vernon Tracey PrinCaroline Fegan Allen SimkinNicky Nicholls Clare PhilbrockRoxanne Henry Chris BatemanSabrina Richardson Anita SmithMichelle Chudley Matt Waring Helen Joscelyne Ben Martin Rosie BingJOIN US...................WE ARE HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS ATTHE ROYAL BEACON HOTEL ON THURSDAY 28th JUNE AT 7PM. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO AUDITION PLEASE CONTACT KYM NEWTON ON 07549 663316 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  8. 8. The Past 100 Years Of EmCo1910 The Mikado 1956 The Vagabond King The Sorcerer and the Zoo1911 The Gondoliers 1957 Goodnight Vienna Half a Sixpence1912 The Pirates of Pen- 1958 The Gondoliers 1993 The Sound of Musiczance 1959 Belinda Fair Bitter Sweet1913 The Yeoman of the 1960 The Merry Widow 1994 My Fair Lady Guard 1961 Naughty Marietta My Fair Lady in Langerwehe, Germany1914 Iolanthe 1962 The Geisha Mr Cinders1920 The Gondoliers 1963 The Gypsy Baron 1995 Anything Goes1921 Merrie England 1964 The Land of Smiles 1996 The Arcadians1922 The Geisha 1965 The White Horse Inn Movie Musicals1923 San Toy 1966 Brigadoon 1997 42nd Street1924 The Pirates of Pen- 1967 The New Moon 42nd Street in Duren,zance 1968 Rose Marie Germany1925 Miss Hook of Holland 1969 Gypsy Love 1998 Royal Albert Hall1926 The Yeoman of the The Yeoman of the Guard Iolanthe Guard 1970 Oklahoma! Christmas Concert1927 A Country Girl The Pirates of Penzance 1999 Kiss Me Kate Musical Memories of the 1928 Rose of Persia 1971 The Count of Luxembourg West End1929 The Quaker Girl 1972 South Pacific 2000 Tom Jones1930 Les Cloches De Iolanthe 90 Singing Years Corneville 1973 Fiddler on the Roof 2001 Brigadoon1931 The Gondoliers 1974 Merrie England Gilbert and Sullivan1933 The Mikado 1975 Show Boat 2002 Oklahoma!1934 The Geisha 1976 Princess Ida Salad Days1935 The Pirates of Pen- The Sound of Music 2003 Crazy for Youzance 1977 The Desert Song Magical Musical Tour1936 The Yeoman of the 1978 The Mikado 2004 Merrie England Guard 1979 The Gondoliers A Christmas Carol1937 The Grand Duchess 1980 The Merry Widow 2005 Hot Mikado Be Our Guest1938 My Lady Molly 1981 Carousel 2006 Mame1939 The Mikado 1982 Bless the Bride A Swell Party1940 The Pride of the 1983 Trial by Jury 2007 Me and My Girl Regiment The Pirates of Penzance The Full Monty1948 The Pirates of Pen- 1984 the Gypsy Baron 2008 South Pacificzance 1985 Oklahoma! No Song Unsung1949 The Gondoliers 1986 Brigadoon 2009 Chess1950 Merrie England 1987 The Yeoman of the Guard Sounds of the Sixties1951 The Mikado 1988 White Horse Inn 2010 CENTENARY YEAR1952 The Rebel Mind 1989 Showboat Scratch Mikado1953 Tom Jones 1990 The Mikado Hello, Dolly!1954 The Quaker Girl 1991 Hello Dolly Jesus Christ Superstar 2011 Singing in the Rain1955 The Desert Song 1992 Fiddler on the Roof Seasons of Love
  9. 9. Proud to be supportingExmouth Musical Theatre Company  Technical Solutions: Lighting Hire Audio Sales Video Servicing PHONE.0844 870 0077 Rigging Installation EMAIL.sales@stage-electrics.co.uk Power Live Events www.stage-electrics.co.uk Staging Training   
  10. 10. The Show.......SWEET CHARITY is a moving and funny look at the romantic misadventures of the gullibleCharity Hope Valentine. Charity is a dance hall hostess who always gives her heart and herdreams to the wrong man.We meet Charity when she is involved with a married man, whom she hopes will be herfiancé just as soon as he divorces his wife. She meets him in the park where she sings of herfondness of him but he does not reciprocate. Instead he throws her into the lake and stealsher purse which contains her life savings. After being saved by a number of disapprovingmembers of “Society” she finds her way back to her place of employment, the FandangoBallroom. Here Charity admits once again to her girlfriends that she let another man takeadvantage of her. Receiving what she perceives as an empty promise from one of herregulars (Marvin) she runs out of the club, vowing to never fall for another man and let himget her hopes up for a happy ending.Walking in the street Charity is caught in the middle of a fight between Vittorio Vidal, thefamous film star, and his mistress Ursula. Charity lets Vidal take her into the lavish PompeiiClub for the evening where he proceeds to talk about Ursula for the whole night. In all ofthe excitement, Charity faints and, at her suggestion, Vittorio brings her to his apartmentwhere she recovers. However before any funny business can take place, they are interruptedby Ursula. Charity ends up hiding from Ursula in the closet all night where she witnesses thereal love life of the movie star she has watched so many times before.Charity’s girlfriends at the dance hall are shocked that Charity did not receive more thana hat and a cane from Vittorio. They all fantasise of a better life outside of the club and inorder to improve herself Charity tries going to classes at the local YMCA. She gets stuck inan elevator with a panic ridden tax accountant named Oscar, and she sings “I’m The BravestIndividual” to give him courage.As an excuse to spend more time with Charity, Oscar takes her to the Rhythm of Life Church.The Church evolved from a jazz music group, and its congregants include people down ontheir luck. Unfortunately during the service the police arrive and everyone scarpers. Charityand Oscar get to know each other more. For some unknown reason to Charity, Oscar thinksshe is a bank teller. She likes this idea, so decides not to clarify what she really does for aliving. Charity falls for Oscar, and is soon fantasizing about a nice life with him. She knowsshe must tell Oscar what she really does for a living, but the right opportunity never seemsto come up. Then on the parachute ride we see the effect that Charity has had on Oscarwhen he has a chance to comfort his Sweet Charity this time.Charity decides that enough is enough and wants to be honest with Oscar but can’t lookhim in the eye when she tells him the truth about her vocation. She is surprised howeverto find out that he already knew the truth; he had followed her there one night and stayedto watch. Oscar tells Charity that he can forget about her old job, and he proposes to her.Charity celebrates that finally someone actually loves her.
  11. 11. Her boss and co-workers throw her a going away party, finally one of them will livehappily ever after! But Oscar breaks off the engagement; he tried but just can’t forgetthat Charity was not “pure” and had been with other menbefore they met. As they are walking through the park, Charitytries desparately to save the relationship, Oscar trying to endit, Oscar makes his point by throwing Charity into the lake. Thisparticular lake is bad luck for Charity. As she pulls herself outof the water she muses on the advice that she gave Oscar inthe elevator, after all, she is the bravest individual she has evermet, and at least Oscar didn’t take all her moneyMusical NumbersAct 1"Overture""Charity’s Theme""You Should See Yourself" - Charity"Big Spender" - Nickie, Helene & The Girls"Charity’s Soliloquy" - Charity"Rich Man’s Frug" - The Frug Dancers"If My Friends Could See Me Now" - Charity"Too Many Tomorrows" - Vittorio"There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This" - Charity,Nickie, Helene & The Girls"I’m The Bravest Individual" - Charity & OscarAct II"The Rhythm Of Life" - Daddy Brubeck and The Company"Baby, Dream Your Dream" - Nickie and Helene"Sweet Charity" - Oscar"Where Am I Going?" - Charity"I’m A Brass Band" - Charity & The Company"I Love To Cry At Weddings" - Herman & TheCompanyThe BandMusical Director: Steve GrantReed 1: Jenny CampbellReed 2: Kate SummersReed 3: Sarah DeanTrumpet: Andy StarkTrombone: Chris HollandPianist: Simon CarterBass: Pete ManfieldPercussion: Michelle Farley
  12. 12. Debra Butler - Craig Butler Charity Hope - Oscar Valentine Lindquist Debbie has been a member of EMCo for Craig married into over 20 years and EMCo six years ago became Chairman having previously of the Company last performed with groups November. Over the in Exeter and Bristol. years she has played many leading parts In recent years Craig such as Maria (The has enjoyed playing Sound of Music), some great roles Reno Sweeney with EMCo including(Anything Goes), Irene Molloy (Hello Dolly!) and Parchester (Me and My Girl), Freddie (Chess) andFlorence Vassey (Chess). Debbie has enjoyed Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar).creating the role of Charity, especially as she This show has meant that most rehearsals havegets to play opposite her husband, Craig, for a been spent at home with wife, "Sweet Debbie",change! learning lines in between nappy changes and feeds of their now 12 month old baby, Eliza.Debbie is a full time mum to Sophie, 4 and Eliza,1. She would like to thank her mum and mother- Big thanks as always to two devoted grandin-law for all the babysitting during rehearsals. mothers for their unwavering commitment toShe says “without their devotion there is no their two granddaughters during rehearsals.way that Craig and I could both take part in the Craig commented, "At least in this one my wifehobby that we enjoy so much”. doesn’t leave me for a younger man..."Jo Killoran - Helene Deirdre Mackness - Nickie After a career spanning 10 years as aI am delighted to be taking my first major role professional singer in countries such as USA,in a show. I have been part of the society for 7 Canada and Mexico, Deirdre turned her talentsyears and have made some amazing friends and to musical theatre. She had leading roles inbecame part of a lovely family. An added bonus Oliver, Annie Get Your Gun, Follies, Into thethis year was having my mum as part of the show Woods, Chess and Anything Goes in Dublin,as an extra!! Thank you Mr K for looking after London and Hertfordshire where she thenour lovely boys whilst I’m out rehearsing. lived. Since her move to Devon, she has playedI recently joined the committee and have seen Madame Dubonnet in The Boyfriend and Golde how much hard in Fiddler on the Roof work goes on behind at the Manor Pavillion the scenes by some in Sidmouth. Since extremely hard working joining EMCO in 2008 people - you know who she has played Bloody you are! Mary in South Pacific, performed in Chess, I feel very proud to be No Song Unsung and part of such a talented Seasons of Love. She friendly society and I’m is looking forward already looking forward to playing the role to our next production! of Nickie in Sweet Charity.
  13. 13. Hugh Chudley - Rachel Vittorio Vidal Hodge Local theatre has been part of life for me since I was 7, - being dragged to the pavilion Ursula to watch my older brother and his friends in 14-20s. Although March it wasn’t until I went to the This will Comprehensive in ‘79, and be my 5th became involved in lighting tech show with club that it became apparent, EMCO, how important this medium was to become in my life. and I love Following my brothers being infootsteps, I joined 14-20’s (now centre Stage) in late ’82 the society! I was a member of CentreNow in my 23rd year with EMCO, I have enjoyed many Stage for 3 years and I was luckymajor, minor, chorus and production team roles. This year’saddition to the list; set building, which has added its own enough to perform at the Royal Albertunique set of challenges. Hall and the London Palladium. WhilstPrevious favourite roles with EAOS and EMCO include: in Centre Stage I was the regularKo-Ko - Hot Mikado, Dave – Full Monty, Bill Snibson – Me & babysitter of Hugh’s children so it’sMy Girl been fun playing opposite him! I spentRecently, looking back through old photos and programmes, 3 years working on holiday parks asits very apparent how many of the same “family and friends a resident entertainer so i’ve alwaysnames” re-occur. Family has become a major link for me; been a bit of a drama queen! I hopeMum assisted with wardrobe, Dad with finance, My in-laws you enjoy the show!are members and active on committee, eldest Brotherprovides transport, my sister supports, I married a member,my son helps backstage, and proudly watch my daughter onstage in Centre Stage productions .Thank you for your support tonight, and apologies toany of you with links to Italy, for my dodgy accent! Ian Taylor - Herman Well here we are again – I do wish IPhil Killoran - Daddy Brubeck remembered to save these then I couldI am extremely happy to be Daddy Brubeck in just copy and paste the last one in and this show, I have just add the next show. Having failed to do always loved the song that I can at least say that Sweet Charity Rhythm of Life plus is genuinely one I get to shout lots, of my favourites, splendid! There are not least for the some fantastic songs music, but then which everybody will I think I might recognise so there have said that should be some about several tapping feet out there, past productions. thanks to everybody Well I’m obviously for supporting EMCO, easily pleased, I hope everybody and I hope you are enjoys the show, also. amen!
  14. 14. President - David WhiteheadChairman - Debbie ButlerVice-Chairman - Ken SellekSecretary - Yvonne AndertonTreasurer - Peter StaddonCommittee MembersJo Killoran, Kate Lees, Kym Newton, Allen Simkin, Kara Leworthy, AnitaSmith.Social CommitteeKen Sellek, Glenda Budd, Julie Parker, Anne Killoran, Mike Killoran, CharlieMackay.Life Members:Mr Bill Carpenter, Mrs Val Clarke, Mrs Margaret Edwards, Miss Jill Hearn, MrTerry Rainbow, Mr Percy Tucker, Mrs Pam Vardy and Mrs Christine West.VICE PRESIDENTS:Mrs Yvonne Anderton, Mrs Jean Carpenter, Mr Dennis Carter, Mrs SybilChamberlain, Mr R.J. Chapman, Mrs M. Chudley, Mrs Christabel Cutting, Mr andMrs S. Doble, Mr Dennis England, Mr & Mrs B. Hardiman, Mr & Mrs B. Hughes,Mrs Sheila Leat, Mr &Mrs P, Nightingale, Miss Margaret Rawling, Miss M. Room,Mr T. Roseveare, Mrs Reita Sargeant, Mr & Mrs A. Smith, Mrs Jeanne Stanbury,Mr William Tee, Mrs Elizabeth Tucker, Mr Keith Turner, Mr Maurice Weldrake,Mrs Caroline Whitehead Mr. Ian Whilden, Mr & Mrs E Wilkinson, Mr BarryWoodman and Mr & Mrs R. Worsley.The Associate Membership Secretary : Val ClarkeASSOCIATE MEMBERS:Mrs M.J. Barnard, Mr Richard Boud, Mr T Bartlett MBE & Mrs S Bartlett, MrsAnne Bradley,Siegfried Buckholz, Mr M. Cane, Mr Mike Clarke, Mr & MrsT. Clarke, Mrs Penny Cockell, Mr & Mrs B. Cooper, Mrs Lesley Gibbs, Cllr PGraham & Mr K Graham, Mrs Jane Hill, Mr Ron Inkpen, Cllrs M & J Mitchell,Mr & Mrs J.E. Owen, Mrs Jean Perry, Miss J.Y. Penn, Hans Poschen, Mrs M.Prin, Mrs Sarah Read, Mrs B.J. Richardson, Miss Cynthia Sanders, Mrs JanetSayers, Mr Ken Sellek, Mr Les Skillings, Mr Rodney Smith, Mr & Mrs G.Thompson, Mr & Mrs P. Upton, Mrs Hilary Woodman, CLLR John Humphrey,Mrs R Harvey & Mr David Marston
  15. 15. Obituary It is with great sadness that EMCo remembers one of our lost friendsTrevor Edwards joined the Exmouth Amateur Operatic Society in 1947 andin 1948 the Society presented for their first post-war production, the Gilbertand Sullivan opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ in which Trevor played the roleof Samuel.Possessing a fine baritone voice and a natural stage presence he was equallyat home in drama and comedy and followed the family tradition of hisuncle, Ellis Edwards, of service to the Society.He is remembered for the many principal roles he played and the executiveoffices he held – Hon. Treasurer, Chairman, President and Life Member.Trevor will be greatly missed by the Society – now Exmouth Musical TheatreCompany (E.M.C.O.) and by all the audiences who enjoyed his unforgettableperformancesVisitors to the showWednesday East Devon District Council The Mayor of Exmouth and Guest Mr & Mrs David Whitehead Mr & Mrs M Clarke Jo Wilson-Hunt (NODA) Mrs Janet Elworthy Special thanks to: Friday - Jo Elworthy Mark Worsley & Centre Stage Joe Walling The Manor Hotel The Royal Beacon Hotel Marpool School Brixington Primary School Crews & Sons Simon Findel-Hawkins & the Pavilion Staff Dave Somerton-Rees & The Exmouth Journal Crediton Operatic & Dramatic Society
  16. 16. The Production TeamDirector............................................................................. Rob WallingMusical Director.................................................................Steve GrantRehearsal Pianist..............................................................Simon CarterChoreography........................................ Roxanne Henry, Debbie ButlerLighting Design.................................................................. Ian WhildenLighting assistants................................. Tom Chudley, Dudley WhildenSound Design........................................................................... Ed DarkLighting & Sound equipment supplied by ����������������������Stage ElectricsProduction Manager....................................................... Hugh ChudleyCostume Supervisor......................................................Clare PhilbrockCostumes supplied by.............................Bath Theatrical Costume Hire, and the CompanySet Design & Construction.............Rob Walling, Howard Kelman, Hugh Chudley, Jo Killoran(and her team of decorators)Publicity................................................... Anthony Lees, Anne KilloranPublicity Photos........................................... Rob Walling, Emma Crane Exmouth Photo ServicesStage Manager................................................................ Richard BoudDeputy Stage Manager................................................ Howard KelmanFly .....................................................................................Mark SmithStage Crew................................................... Peter Duncan, Paul Davey Ellie Boud, Connor WardProperties.................................Mark & Rachel Worsley, Alison Walker Dave SparkesFront of House...................................................... Ron & Joan Worsley, Edward & Eileen WilkinsonProgramme Design...................................... Rob Walling - Apt CreativeProgramme printed by........................................ Brightsea Print GroupProgramme Sellers........................................ Sylvia Thompson & TeamProgramme Adverts..............................................................Val ClarkeRaffle..............................................................Sue & Ken Sellek & team
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