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Mitre Mince Pie Extravaganza
TMWA Clubhouse, Croydon
8th - 10th December 2010
Directed by Ian Brown and Charles Marriott

Mixed bag of treats from Mitre

 

Christmas shows have the advantage of an enthusiastic audience ready to celebrate the festive season and doubly so on the night I saw this one, as everybody appeared to know the Mitre Players.

 

It was a mixed bag of acts cobbled together by Directors Ian Brown and Charles Marriott and although uneven, provided two hours of honest fun.

 

There were too many acts for me to comment on them all but some stood out from the rest. I liked the magicians, the first half had Alex Sheehan, 18, beguiling us with his ability to shuffle and cut a pack of cards with one hand and Kevin Hayes excelled both in magic and repartee.

 

Warwick and Richard Jones did the Pete and Dud classic comedy interview for the role of Tarzan by a one-legged applicant. "I have nothing against your one leg but then on the other hand neither have you"

still brought the laughs.

 

I congratulate Alan Geeson on his cake baking slapstick routine with the constant sampling of the brandy to see if it was fit to be added to the mixture. This type of sketch is more difficult than it looks and has to be carefully rehearsed.

 

Though I did not care for the enormous bosom of Dame Doris (Fraser Macdonald) she/he could and did play the bagpipes with considerable skill.

 

James Beal and the band played with zest to give a suitable accompaniment to an entertaining evening

 

Peter Steptoe.       Croydon Advertiser.       24th December 2010