Charlies and a Chaplain
(The British Premiere)
by DIANA RAFFLE
What the critics say:
first full-length play, Ten Charlies and a Chaplain, by the
Willington Players, was a highly successful and entertaining
farce. This talented local writer deserves to be very pleased
with the outcome of all her hard work. The audience loved
it and so did I.
She had a wonderful cast. Richard
Pilborough opened as George and he showed that he is one of
the best comic actors we have. Catherine Kenny has that very
special style - we love to see those usually in control, lose
it. Catherine always looks so beautifully confused.
Sheridan was a very lively corpse and Joe Bailey a wonderfully
warm-hearted Reverend Potter. (Why the teeth?). Matthew Wright,
as Quentin, overcame a truly farcical wig and Mandy Allibone
conquered a 'dreadful skirt'.
Bicker as Ms Pringle (the solicitor) gave us an expert cameo.
Stephanie Dawson, Penny Baines, Jenny Fairman, Brian Payne and
Roger Still completed a very effective team of players. And
they were a team.
John Munson Show Time, The Downs Mail