|Date:||Friday 23rd March 2018|
A series of sketches and a one act play performed at Fowey Town Hall
As always Lesley McCartney and Gwen McGirl's writing is superb; Triumphs and Disasters, a new one act play depicting the story of our Cornish rugby boys’ infamous performance in the 1908 Olympics, is a winner and I hope it will be performed elsewhere for other audiences to enjoy.
Lesley's individually written sketches are an absolute joy and pressed everyone's laughter button.
I hope we will see more of Lynn Littlejohns' inspirational choreography; the synchronised swimming and cheerleading performances were brilliant.
Troy are fortunate to have an excellent backstage crew – well done to the unseen team who created the glorious costumes and provided excellent sound and lighting.
Congratulations to Bernice Guest and Sarah Treffry for cracking performances throughout the evening, but especially their comic timing in Who's On First – a complicated piece to learn and these ladies aced it.
Dick Doidge-Harrison knows how to work the crowd as M.C., he was also excellent in other parts of the show and his 2 hander about cricket with Sarah Treffry was perfect.
Katy Bennet doesn’t tread the boards often enough – her role as Question of Sport’s quiz mistress Moo Sarker was made for her. If ever the Beeb need a stand in for the slightly more famous Sue Barker, they should give Katy a call.
Unfortunately, first night nerves for some led to the prompt having a busy night – forgotten lines slowed the pace of the show, but I’m confident that lines won’t be a problem for the remaining performances and the pace will pick up as a result.
A fun night out and the interval tea was, indeed, sumptuous!