• Robot Love
    Robot Love

     Katie Steel (Princess Kalyba) and Katherine Evans (Princess Nekaya) show off their dance moves

  • Wise cracks
    Wise cracks

    Scaphio (Mark Ponsford) and Phantis (Shaun Dodimead) demonstrate how to centerpiece a chorus

  • Roll, roll in the hay...
    Roll, roll in the hay...

    Adrian Hickford (King Paramount) and Natalie Thorn (Lady Sophy) mop up our soggy stage with their costumes

  • Mind your language
    Mind your language

    Kate Camiller (Melene) in her first production with us shows us what we've been missing. Did you know she's the daughter of George Camiller

  • UnCONCHenable

    Calynx displays his usual level of enthusiasm for his job...

  • Making a splash
    Making a splash

    David Tatnall (Lord Dramaleigh), Ian Steel (Mr Goldbury) and Mark Pontin (Captain Corcoran) demonstrate the best way to soak a front row audience

  • Tells you all you need to know
    Tells you all you need to know

    Our entire cast showing off their best posed shot!

Daily Echo Review for Utopia

A South-sea island may seem like Utopia to us, but its’ occupants considered everything English as their own idea of heaven.

That is until Princess Zara (the once-again excellent Lisa Axworthy) returned to the island, accompanied by her entourage, intent on turning it into a limited company.

Her father, the puppet-King Paramount (well played by Adrian Hickford) is persuaded to sign-away the island’s rights, much to the chagrin of his ‘ill-advisors’ Scaphio and Phantis (hilariously played by the local Gilbert and Sullivan version of Ant and Dec, Mark Ponsford and Shaun Dodimead).

Director David Tatnall was ably supported by, among a very talented cast, Natalie Thorn (Lady Sophy), Simon Pontin (a lusting Capt Fitzbattleaxe) and Iain Steel (Mr Goldbury).

The welcoming Hawaiian lei for the audience was a nice touch. Musical director Keziah Jacombs is a vital part of the company and again led an immaculate sextet.

Paradise almost lost!

Alan Johns, Daily Echo, Monday April 15th, 2013

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