With the venue packed to the rafters, this years RVT PANTO was off and running with a cast that were clearly in ‘Hi Energy’ mode. Aided by a very funny script written by Paul Daly and directed by a master of his craft , Mr Tim McArthur , he got from his cast performances that took the venue by storm. Vinegar Strokes at Twankey,( pronounced without the use of the letter T) got the ball rolling by a rendition of 9 -5 , with deliberately change in the lyrics that completely set the tone for the next 115 minutes of pure smut and general debauchery . Vinegar is a very skilled performer and her ability to maintain a running gag is nothing short of brilliant. Faye Reeves is to be totally congratulated in keeping the whole thing together , playing numerous roles and was a complete crowd pleaser. She shined in her role and got the well deserved laughs. The standout though was Miss Topsie Redfern as the witch , her vocal ability is off the charts. Her larger than life persona was ideally suited to playing a role that she was clearly relishing . Chris Draper as the eponymous Dick and Martin Fitch as the Prince added a true sense of style to the panto that totally enthralled an audience that were loving every minute of it. This is a show with a huge feel-good quality to it. Pure Pantomine perfection does not come much better than this.
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