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Dracula - The Vampire Strikes Back, October-November 2003

Dracula - The Vampire Strikes Back
by Thos Ribbits and Tim Saward

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 A B O U T


In association with Theatretrain and supported by Awards for All...

COME OUT FOR A BITE THIS HALF TERM!

Original songs, lots of jokes and audience participation in this new show, designed to be a scream for all the family, children and grownups alike! Follow Sapphi the Vampire Slayer on her quest to defeat the scariest vampire of all!

Featuring local young people, foot-tapping songs, amazing dance routines and new digital technology, Dracula is excellent value family entertainment.

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall
£7 adults
£3.50 concessions

advance booking only
discounts available for groups of 10+

Wed 29 October 2003, 7.30pm
Thu 30 October 2003, 7.30pm
Fri 31 October 2003, 2.30pm
Fri 31 October 2003, 7.30pm
Sat 1 November 2003, 2.30pm
Sat 1 November 2003, 7.30pm

 C A S T

Narrator

Michelene Heine

Sapphi Van Helsing

Tania Riley

Lucy Lastic

Sacha Walker

Flower Seller

Lauren Tee

Dr Renfield

Jonathan Pease

Coco Van Helsing

Paul Robinson

Jonathan Harker

Steve Lawrence

Emo Globin/Dracula

Willy Williams

Sheerluck Jones

Carla MacLean

PC World

Sam Kenny

Newspaper Boy

Charles Asebi-Antwi

Professor Van Helsing

Phil Braithwaite

Lord Lastic

Thos Ribbits

Talking Wall

Kate Austin

Junior Bats

Kardel Lees, Molly Lyons, Benjamin Solomons

Chorus

Farhana Ali
Tanya Augustin
Jo Bakhurst
Eleanor Carruthers
Jamie Davies
Daine Dyer
Jaccaidi Dyer
Alisha Fernandes
Aneka Lees
Keilah Lees
Evlyn Reid
Leah Theakston

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Produced and Directed by

Tim Saward

Cast Co-Director

Catherine Alexander

Technical and Logistics Director

Robert Bettelheim

Assistant Producer

Thos Ribbits

Sound Director

Clive Goodwin

Choreographer, Principals

Victoria Harris

Choreographer, Theatretrain

Anne-Marie Wilkins

Choreographer, Theatretrain

Lee Alexander

Principal, Theatretrain

Sarah Stanton

Stage Manager

Emma Gosling

Musical Arrangements

Jonathan Pease

Song Coach

Chris Pethers

Album Producer

Steve Johnson

Technical Elements Co-ord

Sacha Walker

Deputy Stage Manager

Peter Raggett

Make up Designer

Kathy Davenport

Illustrator

Mini Grey

Webmaster

Gil Williamson

Digital Director

Jonathan Robbins

Costume Assistant

Carla MacLean

Publicity Officer

Khadija Cheetham-Slade

Digital Artwork, Flash Movies

Robert Bettelheim
Tracy Brown
Matt Caldwell
Victor Craven
Duncan Ellis
Darren Izzard
Steve Johnson
Leon Jollans
Brian McKenzie
Kate Summers

Thanks to

Steve Balchin, Adam Bampton-Smith, John Beeston, Liz Braithwaite, Sue and Dave Gatward, James Goodman, Alan Hall, Ian Halverson, Phil Harris, Adam Ketley-Macpherson, Christian Lloyd, Aimi MacCormac, David Mason, Kevan Mayor, Michael Michael, Matt Mitchell, Janet O'Connell, Tom E. Ribbits, Ruth Rouse, Jai Sepple, Michael Southgate, Liz Thomas, Wayne, Sarah-Louise Young, Awards for All, Connaught School, Tony,Ann and John at Funktion One, Green Man Playgroup, Leytonstone Library Reading Group, twentyfiveeight.com, Waltham Forest Arts Council and to Khadija Cheetham-Slade, whose idea it was in the first place!

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Images by and © Dave Gatward

 P O S T E R

Poster. Click for larger version
design: Mini Grey, Adam Ketley-MacPherson, Tim Saward | download flier (.doc)

 M O R E . . .

Phyl Romeril: PANTOMIME, it seems, is not just for Christmas, it can be adapted for almost any occasion as proven by Woodhouse Players in association with Theatretrain with Thos Ribbits’ and Tim Saward’s Dracula – The Vampire Strikes Back, a show that turned out to be a winner for both Hallowe'en and half-term.

The Welsh Church hall, despite a transformation, needed twice the space to gain a complete picture of the enormity of the event that was part of its 20th year celebrations.

The technicalities and effects were a phenomenal challenge and a great success. It was a young persons' show, and they freely demonstrated their skill and expertise, particularly bearing in mind the restricted area in which they were called upon to operate.

This version of Dracula was pure pantomime, with solos, choruses, boos, hisses and cheers – all essential but not losing the essence of the original dastardly plans of the vampire.

The cast was enormous with Michelene Heine proving to be a warm and embracing narrator. Steve Lawrence presented us with a confident young hero and sang his numbers in an attractive style.

Tania Riley, Sacha Walker, Jonathan Pease and Paul Robinson made a deep impression and, of course, Dracula towered above all.

Willy Williams put everything he could think of into the role of the awesome character up against the upright Professor, Phil Braithwaite.

Pure melodrama was never far away but most impressive were the professionally performed dance routines and the three endearing Mexican bats.

The technical achievements were proof of the value of professional training and the costumes, choreography and various settings were well arranged.

Overall, it was lots of fun, clearly projected by a collection of young people who should go far in the profession.

It was produced and directed by Thos Ribbits and Tim Saward, who also wrote the book, music and lyrics.


Free Panto Scripts from pantomusicals.co.uk From the team responsible for Dracula and Jekyll & Hyde, pantomusicals.co.uk can provide ready made gothic pantomimes for your group to perform for free.

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