The Cheriton Players

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The Even Greater Cheriton Variety Show

Playwright (various authors) Director Paul Hellard

Overview

A fund raiser for the Cheriton Village Hall, and back by popular demand, The Cheriton Players and the Cheriton Village Hall committee presented the Even Greater Cheriton Variety Show to packed houses over four nights in March 2017.

Even as Kevin Gover was writing the words “…ever so slightly bonkers…” about the first Great Cheriton Variety Show, the wheels were already in motion to provide something that ripped bonkers away from its creature comforts to give it a taste of its own medicine. So a table format, with licensed bar and a light supper helped prepare our audiences for an evening of Cheriton style entertainment. 

There were songs, laughter, sketches and audience participation galore. Included in our line-up was a ‘cinematic’ melodrama, acted out in true silent movie style, then reversed and even speeded up. The Echo reviewer said there were some ‘stand out moments’ and included in these the title duet by young Sophie Jarrett and Toby Cooper from Phantom of The Opera, stage so successfully at Perins School in the summer of 2016, and Ali Carter singing ‘Summertime’ from Porgy & Bess.

For a full list of acts and cast/crew, have a look at our online version of the programme.

For reviews, see online at The Daily Echo and Winchester Today.

Pics: Ali Carter, David Cradduck, Craig Robertson, David Robinson