Brian, the Switch and the Wardrobe, Blakeney Player, Blakeney. July 2016.
as ever this cannot be an impartial review - the whole cast now feel like family that we just don't see too often!
It doesn't seem possibly that the year is already more than half over and that it is time for the Blakeney Player's summer show. The weather always seems to be nice on these summer outings and it was a lovely drive up to the coast and we even had time for a nice Cromer Crab salad supper...but I digress.
Brian, the Switch and the Wardrobe was great fun, the audience is taken back to the Norfolk coast in 1958 at a time where the end of the pier theatre is falling down and the cast behind the times - a bigwig from London is invited to come along and save the day...
However this is all with the unique Player's take which takes the strengths of the players and then works the rest out around them. The new writers did this brilliantly and managed to give a new feel to the show whilst keeping the unique style we've come to love, the plot was very strong in this show. As ever the choreography is incredible but it has to be said the narrator stole the show for me.
No more details - tickets are still on sale go see it yourself!
I always love looking for the influences the group have used and in this one I certainly got aspects of The Play that Went Wrong as well as the obvious ones that are shown, the use of Spamalot also had me in stitches.
As ever I left Blakeney Village hall with a huge grin on my face and looking forward to the winter show!