Extracts from the Glammies Moderator's report

..."I really enjoyed this brief show. A good production which exhibited very strong teamwork and lively enthusiasm."

..."The standard was excellent, and the concentration was good."

... "To sum things up, this sort of play is never an easy one to put on in the first place given the age and experience of the actors, but when the subject of the play is very much about kids of that age and what they get up to, to then make this entertaining and appealing to an audience mostly made up of adults is not an easy task but the Unknown Theatre Company did a great job of it. As for the cast themselves, let's just say it is great to know that there are a number of young, talented individuals ready to entertain us when they are old enough to join the older members of the group on stage!"

... "This is one of the nicest productions I have seen for a long time and it was so good to see such young talent behaving so charmingly. I have said before what discipline the Unknown have and this only goes to show they have it in abundance.
This Company works as a team and in doing so encourage their membership to show respect and appreciation for their directors and musicians.
A fantastic performance in every sense of the word - you must all be very proud of yourselves."

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Glammies 2007

How to Eat Like a Child

photo of rhianna singing.Rhianna Davies was awarded Best Actress in a Youth Musical
Glammies 2007 How to Eat Like a Child the company in Eat Like a Child poseThe show was nominated for Best Youth Musical
Glammies 2007 How to Eat Like a Child

Zoey Mitchell and Beth Millard were nominated for Best Actress in a Youth Musical award

Glammies 2007 How to Eat Like a Child Nathan Davies was shortlisted for Best Actor in a Youth Musical award

And more...    

  The Company ranged in ages from 8-13.
  The idea of doing a show for this age group grew out of some workshops which Lon ran last year especially for younger prospective members of the company.
This show was actually performed twice: the first performance was on 20 February - Shrove Tuesday - as part of our annual concert for the Roath Church House regulars. It seemed a shame, after all that hard work, to have only one performance, so this was a great opportunity to allow the cast to have the experience of seeing how a show can be so different at different performances.

In the second half, as Mel Moore was reaching the emotional end of her solo Stars and the Moon, the contents of an audience's member's purse began to empty on the floor. And empty. And empty. It was like Las Vegas....


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About the show  
Dates 24 February 2007
Venue Roath Church House, Cardiff
Director Lon David
Choreographer Lon David assisted by Kelly Littlechild
Musical director David Winterbottom
Producer Jane Donoghue
Special facts

This was a special project for The Unknown Theatre Company: the first time the Company has done a show especially for the younger members of the group. The result was a great success with 11 very special young people who worked incredibly hard and created a finished product that was much enjoyed by everyone. Kelly Littlechild was a star generally helping Lon and particularly for keeping order backstage, making sure that everyone had the right food at the right time!

Lucy Chiplin once again more than came up with the goods with the lighting, rising to the challenge of having to provide good cover for a new layout of Roath Church House auditorium: a semi-circular playing space.

Annette Littlechild was on her usual fine form as FOH manager.

The older members of the Company provided the second-half entertainment, with a selection of songs from shows old and new.








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