The Vicar of Dibley

Venue : Studley Village Hall

Date : May 2015

Genre : Comedy

Director

Paul Hughes

Assistant Director

Alison Trombley

Assistant Director

Cast

Anne Cherry

Geraldine Granger

Ed Parrott

David Horton

Tony Lacey

Hugo Horton

Denise Williams

Alice Tinker

Jason Trombley

Owen Newitt

Adam Lee

Frank Pickle

Steve Rossiter

Jim Trott

Estelle Shutkever

Letitia Cropley

Crew

Marcus Bridger

Posters and Programme Design

Jo Key

Sound Design

Jason Trombley

Set Design and Construction

Val Evans

Properties

Joy Rodgers

Specialist Costumes

Beryl Linforth

Production Crew

Val Archer

Val Archer

Production Crew

Martin Alderton

Front of House

Sue George

Ticket Sales

Estelle Shutkever

Ticket Sales

David Smith

Front of House

Peter Round

Specialist Properties

John Parkes

Front of House

Marcus Bridger

Front of House

Jamie Poxon

Stage Manager

Crew

Marcus Bridger

Posters and Programme Design

Jo Key

Sound Design

Jason Trombley

Set Design and Construction

Val Evans

Properties

Joy Rodgers

Specialist Costumes

Beryl Linforth

Production Crew

Val Archer

Production Crew

Martin Alderton

Front of House

Sue George

Ticket Sales

Estelle Shutkever

Ticket Sales

David Smith

Front of House

Peter Round

Specialist Properties

John Parkes

Front of House

Marcus Bridger

Front of House

Jamie Poxon

Stage Manager

Production Gallery

Reviews

No... No... No Excuses for Missing This Brilliant Show

Studley was resounding to the sound of laughter last night as the talented cast of Wythall Theatre Company presented Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter's stage play of The Vicar of Dibley, based on the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.

The beloved characters of Geraldine Grainger (Anne Cherry), David Horton (Ed Parrott), Alice Tinker (Denise Williams), Hugo Horton (Tony Lacey), Owen Newitt (Jason Trombley), Jim Trott (Steve Rossiter), Frank Pickle (Adam Lee) and Mrs Cropley (Estelle Shutkever) all sprang magnificently into life in front of our eyes, realistically and enthusiastically recreated by this small, but incredibly accomplished cast.

The play was beautifully crafted primarily from the first two series of the shows which were aired between 1994 and 1998 and included some hilarious scenes such as Alice and Hugo sharing their first kiss, Owen proposing to Geraldine in a less than romantic manner and Mrs Cropley nearly poisoning the members of the Parish Council by preparing pancakes with a hint of liver! The whole audience was in fits of laughter from start to finish and the comic timing of all the characters was first class. There were some poignant moments too, particularly in the scene where Hugo defies his father David when threatened with nothing and exclusion from his Will; the line 'On the contrary, sir, I shall everything in the world I desire' in response to this was delivered exquisitely by Tony Lacey.

Special mention must go to Jason Trombley who not only put in a stellar performance as the gauche Owen Newitt, but was also responsible for designing and building the wonderful set.

If you want a belly full of laughs, get yourselves along tonight for the last performance. Playing at Studley Village Hall, 7.30pm, tickets £10 find out more about Wythall Theatre Company here.

Rosie Worsley, Love Midlands Theatre


What the Audience said...

“Brilliant show tonight! Well done to all involved.” RS and MH

“Congratulations to Wythall Theatre Company on another superb production at Studley Village Hall. The Vicar of Dibley once again showed the hard work and commitment given by all involved. Excellent direction, dedicated performers along with fabulous work from the set designer and backstage crew and of course the professionalism of the technical crew sound and lights. All came together in this sparkling production which has given so many people such fun and laughter this week. Well done WTC!!!” PH

“Just been to see the show tonight, absolutely loved it. Brilliant cast, well done everyone.” JA

“What a brilliant show! All the cast got the characters down to a tee, my particular favourites, Owen and Jim, but all were amazing. Well done all the cast and production team! KH

“Wow! What a totally fantastic production! What a performance tonight! Well done to all my friends in the group for a stellar performance tonight. I really miss being with you all and hope to be treading the boards with, or prompting you all, soon! Well done Marcus Bridger for directing such a wonderful production and to all the backstage people and everyone who made it possible.” RW

“Excellent production!!! Well done all – great night x.” SG

"Great show folks, what a corker.” SB

"Congratulations. Hats off to you! Well done on a wonderful show! Full of laughter!" NB

"Well done Marcus Bridger. A super show. I thought Tony and 'Owen' and 'Jim' were all brilliant, and the rest of the cast very good too. Everybody was full of praise afterwards!" TJ

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