This comedy play – now in it 25th year follows the trials and tribulations of a battling Year 3 class teacher and her attempts to produce the annual nativity play.
Celia Whibley, the heroic teacher and leading character, was portrayed with humour and swerve by Katherine Marlow. Katherine gave a marvellous performance, marshalling her class in their attempts to put on their very first play. The rest of the cast ably and realistically portrayed 7-year olds in all their glory and fellow staff members; who actively plotted against Celia and her attempt. It all comes good in the end.
All the cast were word perfect and there were genuine laugh out loud moments. Even my husband chortled. The fish and chip supper served during the interval were delicious. A lovely touch was the cast serving up our food, whilst still in character. All added to the fun and added pressure on them as they couldn’t slip out of performance mode for a moment.
Bravo to the St. Mark’s Players. Is is a shame the play only ran for a 2 nights only With Friday’s final night performance (29th November) being a ‘sell out’. The play was produced by Maureen Peacock. Please do look out for the next performance by this talented bunch of amateur actors.
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