Goodnight Mr Tom success
Last week’s performance of Goodnight Mr Tom by Congleton Players was a sell-out success on Friday and Saturday nights, and came close on the other nights.
Those who managed to get seats were enthralled by a story that has stood the test of time, pulls at the heart strings, but has moments of laughter.
How can a story about friendship and love fail to entertain, and what a performance by the adults and children. Congleton Players are maintaining a standard for an amateur production that is exemplary.
The NODA report is excellent and justified, and just echoed the social media comments as to how the audience so loved the performance.
The acting was so believable that members of the audience were taken on a journey with William, abused by his mother in London, to the Dorset countryside as an evacuee and to the home of Mr Tom. The relationship that developed was at times so sincere that members of the audience were in tears, and none more so than when Zach returned to London and met an unfortunate end.
Sammy the Dog must be mentioned, such a supporting puppeteer role.
As for the rest of the cast, brilliant, so many to mention.
This play followed on the success of Arsenic and Old Lace and One Man Two Guvnors, but we have to now wait till 2020, February — but tickets go on sale next week — for Steel Magnolias and June for Blue Remembered Hills.
With such success comes more responsibility to maintain. The standard and this growth means that actors (male and female), plus back stage crew — especially those capable in set construction — are needed and Congleton Players would love to hear from you. Become part of the success and future growth. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org — Yours faithfully,
07754 565 462
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