Message from the Chairman
"Hello and welcome to the PBTC website! You will see that the 2018 season offers some exciting opportunities for the company.....
It gives me great pleasure to look back over the year. A season so full of variety; Absent Friends so delightfully presented, true to the author’s original, Chess a masterpiece of presentation superbly executed and Ladies’ Day, a ‘gem’ of a modern play. Apologies for missing out Absent Friends from the last Spotlight - my editorial blunder! I’d like to thank Joy Mathers, Colin Smale and Brian Hampshire and cast for their superb production, and for those of you that couldn’t get to see it we include some photos on the site.
Ladies’ Day was a super play and we must congratulate Michelle Williams for its conception, so uniquely staged with characters so well drawn. Being close to this production and seeing it’s development, I do hope that Michelle produces for us again.
To round off the season we had another classic musical. Cameron Biggs, Amanda Ling and Alison Parris brought us the lesser-performed ‘Mack and Mabel’, a balance of fun sequences (custard pies, a tap number and a wacky Keystone Cops ‘dance’) along with some truly dramatic moments. The music was infectious.
In November we end the year with a large-scale production of the well loved A Christmas Carol at Wyllyotts in November directed by Robbie Crisp. It will be tremendous fun to be involved in whether on-stage or off. John Mortimer’s adaptation is delightful, fun and yet true to the original Dickens. We plan to include children, effects, song and dance as well. So there is truly something for everyone!
I hope to see you at the get-together in May