Cinderalla was the M.A.D. Company's first pantomime and was staged at Bohunt Community Centre on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th January 1992.
|A Message from Phil Thomas||A brief plot outline and scenes||The Cast and Crew|
|Brief PenPics to embarrass them all!||A bit of History||Other Pantos|
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Hello, and a special magical welcome to Ye Olde Lyphooke Village for a unique production of everyone's all time favourite pantomime, Cinderella . Hearty greetings also from everybody in The M.A.D. Company (Methodist Amateur Dramatics), a brand new company based around the Methodist Church in Liphook.
If you enjoy watching our show, as much as we have enjoyed rehearsing for it, then it will have been a great success. We hope that you will play your part in the show, creating a real chaotic pantomime atmosphere.
The costumes, scenery, lighting and ancillaries have all been created by Liphook folk, proving once again what immense talent there is within our village.
Money raised from the production will be used to help both local charities and church projects. So sit back and enter into the magical world of pantomime, and above all, enjoy yourself.
Revd Phil Thomas (Thomasina)
Co-founder of Methodist Amateur Dramatics
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Everybody knows the Fairy Tale story of Cinderella, but you may notice a few changes in our version. Set in our own village, we hope that you will enjoy our interpretation of this delightful tale.
Cinderella's mother died when she was very young, leaving her and her father, Baron Breadline, alone in the world. As his business failed, they became penniless and rather than send his daughter to the workhouse, Baron Breadline married a rich, title-hunting widow whose one aim in life is to marry off her daughters to Royalty.
Cinderella is hated by her step-mother and step-sisters and treated like a slave.
She is doomed to a miserable life until one day ....
|ACT I||ACT II|
|Scene 1||Lyphooke Village Square||Scene 1||The Palace Ballroom|
|Scene 2||Baron Breadline's Kitchen||Scene 2||Lyphooke Village Square|
|Baron Breadline||Eric Mosley||Baroness Breadline||Janet Mosley|
|Thomasina Breadline||Phil Thomas||Brucilla Breadline||Derek Bruce|
|Cinderella||Jo Evans||Buttons/Lord Standforde||Vanessa Breach|
|Stan the Tout||Paul Gibbs||Fairy Godmother||Jo Raggett|
|Prince Charming||Jackie Bruce||Neigh-omi (horse)||Julie O'Gara, Chris Salter|
|Fairy||Rebekah White||Herald||Rebekah White|
|Ponies||Emily Courtnage, Bethany Breach, Claire Carrig, Kate Williams|
|Soldiers||Carron Campbell, Tina Harrison, Joanna Wilson, Erin Martin, Catherine Bruce, Emily Thomas|
|Villagers & Guests
at the Ball
|Jackie Bruce, Kathy Carrig, Alison Ellis, Andrea Gibbs, Debbie Merrick, Rebecca Mosley, Julie O'Gara, Jo Raggett , Chris Salter, Tanya Woods|
|Children||Bethany Breach, Catherine Bruce, Rachel Bruce, Carron Campbell, Colin Campbell, Claire Carrig, Alice Courtnage, Emily Courtnage, Adam Coyte, Helen Coyte, Anna Hall, Tina Harrison, Erin Martin, Stephanie Martin, Emily Thomas, Ben Thomas, Deborah White, Rebekah White, Kate Williams, Richard Williams, Joanna Wilson, Penny Wilson, Nathan Woods|
|Choreography||Jo Evans ,Vanessa Breach||Scenery||John Courtnage|
|Lighting/Effects||Kevin Carrig, Kevin Merrick||Wardrobe||Monica Church, Julie Wilson, Sue Dew, Mary Coyte|
|Make-up||Maureen Martin, Katy Ramage||Props/Continuity||Carol Barratt|
|Back Stage||Ray Breach, John Courtnage, Billy Martin, Tim Wilson||Front of House||Dennis Drysdale, Gilbert Church|
|Script Typing||Jackie Bruce||Programme Layout||Derek Bruce|
|Publicity||Julie O'Gara||Poster Design||Debbie Merrick, Louise Heywood|
|Tickets||Jo Raggett||Ticket Sales||Billy Martin, Phil Thomas & Coytes|
|Refreshments||Sue Knight & Friends|
|Penpics they probably wish they'd never written !||Phil's
|Vanessa Breach||A seasoned, young and talented pantomime performer born in Haslemere. Would do it again!|
|Jackie Bruce||A touch of Scotch, a bit of bubble, tall & thin, nearly what you might call class|
|Derek Bruce||Despite the character assassination, he really is tall, dark and handsome!!|
|Paul Gibbs||Has tried acting before despite the crooked neck and character! Any offers?|
|Eric Mosley||'Wot's up like' Eric has to contend with his real life wife acting a knifing wifey!|
|Janet Mosley||Janet hopes that 'Breadline' won't become an economic reality - work harder Eric!|
|Julie O'Gara||Has acted as a heghehog before, but now a horse? Looking for a stablemate!|
|Jo Raggett||Magical Jo, even though she works as a bank clerk, is still tight with money magic!|
|Chris Salter||Always behind, Chris' rounded face is there for all to see. Homeopathic remedies do work!|
|Phil Thomas||Acts - Biblical or dramatic? Advised, due to ugliness, to stick to the Bible!|
|Jo Evans||Cinders has one burning ambition; to run her own nursery. Is this her chance?|
|Rebekah White||Angelic? Ask her mum !!|
Some of you may have seen Rossini's opera La Cenerentola. This was first performed in the Theatro Valle in Rome on 25 January 1817 but includes none of the magic elements from Perrault's story. This is largely due to the pressures on composers at the time. Rossini moved between Rome and Naples to stage the first performances of no less than 6 operas between October 1815 and the premiere of La Cenerentola. Indeed, a month before the opening night the subject was only just decided and in that month the score had to be written and copied by hand, the cast chosen and rehearsed and the staging designed.
Rossini replaced the glass slipper with a pair of bracelets, and Angelina (the Cinderella character) is escorted by the tutor to Prince Ramiro who arrives dressed as a beggar and is treated kindly by Cinderella.
The prince and his footman disguised as each other toy with the attentions of the two sisters of Cinderella, Tisbe and Clorinda at the ball until Cinderella appears and wins the prince's heart.
The prince and the valet play the same game with Cinderella but she loves the prince (dressed as the valet) and is not tempted by the supposed power and wealth of the valet (disguised as the prince).
Cinderella leaves promising the prince that if he finds her and still loves her when he knows her true status, she will be his.
|Ramiro :||What, not even all his fortune|
|Can tempt you any longer ?|
|Cinderella :||Though riches glitter bright, a loving heart is stronger.|
|Ramiro :||Then you'll give me your promise ?|
|Cinderella :||Slowly, remember|
|You do not know me.|
|First see if I am worthy|
|And get to know my rank and station.|
|Ramiro :||I take you,|
|Dearest, now and forever.|
|Cinderella :||Be silent. Let me leave you. This I entreat you.|
|Ramiro :||Do you dismiss me ?|
|Cinderella :||Take this bracelet, you'll recognise me|
|When you find its companion|
|On that day, if you still love me, I'm yours for ever.|
Long the lane that has no turning....Tutto cangia a poco a poco
Love and kindness can't go wrong.....Cessa alfin di sospirar
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