NODA News Show Reviews 1997

Welcome to this recently formed and affiliated society and it was a pleasure to attend the first night performance of their debut production at the Howardian Centre, Cardiff in October. As a youth theatre company it was a brave and ambitious choice to stage Peter Pan just seven months after formation.

In the title role, Sarah Lark proved a king-pin for the show with her assurance and drive and was well-partnered by an attractive and confined Wendy played by Laura Harries. In the dual role of Mr Darling and Captain Hook, fifteen-year-old Ian Virgo performed with maturity and ability beyond his years and acquitted himself well in both characters.

In the many supporting roles there were, of course, a number performances to charm and amuse but the overall effect was the enjoyment and enthusiasm of all the performers which was infectious and gave us all a happy night. Credit to the excellent combo-band under the direction of performance MD, Greg Arrowsmith. A good, well-controlled sound with bags of foot-tapping drive. Congratulations to all the production team involved in this venture.

It really was a good beginning and I predict that building on from this success the society will not be ‘unknown’ for very long.

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About the show  
Dates 1997
Venue Howardian Centre
Director Jane Donoghue
Assistant Director  Jenny Hibbert
Choreographer Paul Anthony O'Brien
Musical director David Lawrence
Producer Jane Donoghue
Special facts

Choreographer Paul Anthony O'Brien was a dancer with Diversions.

Photos from the show

the Darling familyClick on the photo to go direct to the photogallery. Or you can click here if you prefer.


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