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Mother's Day - performed July 2000

By J B Priestley

Director - Mike Johansen

Cast

Annie Pearson Mary Powell
George Pearson Mel Evans
Emma Pearson Kate Daines
Mark Pearson John Roberts
Mrs Fitzgerald Muriel Dunne

Production Team

Bruce Emeny, , Maurice Barber, Kevan Porter, Patience Ling, Terry Cousins, Di Greening, Jenny Rollings, Gloria Streames.

The Play

This one act comedy by J B Priestley is set in the present day. The action takes place in the living room of the Pearson family, somewhere in Essex!

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Robby Nudd - performed July 2000

By Bill Tordoff

Produced by MASKS and Manifest Theatre with thanks to Jenine Collier for her input into the direction and production of the play

Cast

Little John Peter Bird
Will Scarlet James Mason
Alan-A-Dale Jim Greening
Friar Tuck Krystle Nunn
Thomas Sam Leese
Smallest Outlaw Jack Tompkins
Robby Nudd Mathew Crouch
Maid Marian Hannah Ling-Tudor
Deborah Smantha Miller
Christine Laura Talbot
Bridget Catherine Harries
Jane Laura Jepp
Glenda Virginia Myers
Stallholder 1 Ellie Harries
Stallholder 2 Alice Tuck
Sherrif of Nottingham Daniel Tuck
Deputy 1 Charlotte Brown
Deputy 2 Kaleigh Greening
Deputy 3 Rachel Ling-Tudor
Deputy 4 Edward Talbot

Production Team

Jenny Rollings, Jo Cobbold, Sam Daines, Bruce Emeny, Kevan Porter, Terry Cousins, MASKS youth, Jan Mason, Di Greening, Gloria Streames, Patience Ling.

The Play

This one act comedy by Bill Tordoff was written specifically for young people to perform. The action opens in the forest of Sherbert where we meet an assorted band of merry men and their woman folk. What follows is a new slant on an old tale!

Reviews

SO MUCH TALENT IN SMALLEST TOWN

IT must be something in the water! What else can explain the seemingly endless talent in the Manningtree area. The recent Manningtree Festival highlighted the range of skills among residents of the town and surrounding villages and An Evening of One Act Comedy Plays at the Manifest Theatre emphasised the point.
Senior Manifest members presented Motherís Day by J B Priestley while Manifest Acting and Singing Kids (Masts) staged Robby Nudd by Bill Tordoff at the Oxford Road theatre over three evenings.

The latter, a take off of Robin Hood and set in Sherbert Forest, revealed merry men as you have never seen them before. There was no lack of confidence among the youthful cast and there were some excellent performances. Daniel Tuck as the Sheriff of Nottingham, strutted and swaggered and cheekily involved the audience, while Laura Jepp, one of the smallest, had possibly the biggest voice, her delightful singing filling the auditorium. But is was James Mason, who really caught the eye and imagination as the flamboyant Will Scarlett.

Motherís Day, directed by Mike Johansen, was a quieter play and will have struck a chord with all put-upon mums, who feel their families do not appreciate all they do for them.
Lesley Pallett

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