Ali Baba and the Faulty Thieves - performed December 2013
By Nigel & Amanda Rowe
Director - Amanda Rowe
Musical Director - Patience LingIt's pantomime time again! (Oh no it isn't!) Yes it really is, and I am delighted to welcome you to our colourful and music filled production of Ali Baba and the Faulty Thieves. We have a wonderful company of familiar faces mixed with lots of newcomers who have all been working together to entertain you. I thank everyone who has supported me in my debut as director at the Manifest.
Cast(in order of appearance)
Production TeamAmanda Rowe, Nigel Rowe, Patience Ling, Doug Newton, June Wheeler, Jude Hussey, Derek Butcher, Bruce Emeny, Dan Carter, Gloria Streames, Jacquie Terry, Yvonne Cobbold, Val Taylor, Teresa Dale, Kathy Cross, Sheena Goddard, Kate Sheffield, Diana Luckie, George Sykes, Alan & June Wheeler, Viv Wheatley, Steve Sadler and other volunteers not mentioned.
Awards & Nominations
ReviewsThe Manifest Theatre Group does not regularly stage pantomimes, but when it does, it is well worth the wait.
A very traditional panto, Ali Baba and the Faulty Thieves, played to packed houses over five evenings and a matinee at Manningtree theatre last week., and no-one went home disappointed - the audiences joined in where expected with the usual gusto
The script was written by long-time members, husband-and-wife team Nigel and Amanda Rowe, and included references to local places, people and topics, and even this newspaper got a mention.
What some may not have known was that this talented couple used to be responsible for the pantomimes staged
in Great Bromley several years ago, shows which were looked forward to, drawing in people from a wide area.
(back row) Nigel, Nigel, Amanda, June, Gary, Gordon, James, Adrian
(mid row) Alan, Steve, Lindsey, Emily, Zoe, Rosamund, Patti
(front row) Sam, Eleanor, Aislin, Oliver, Tom