'Must See' - Reviews Flood In for Neston Players' A Walk Through Time
|Published: 29th May 2014 10:05|
The reviews are coming in and the consensus is....it's a hit!
In a scene from A Walk Through Time - the 'Committee'. Photo by Linda Pelling.
The self-penned and produced 'A Walk Through Time (1814-2014)' by Neston Players was performed at the Civic Hall at the end of May.
Reflecting on 200 years of Neston Female Society and the annual Ladies Club Day, advance publicity promised both laughter and tears, and it has certainly delivered!
Here are just a handful of the reviews that flooded in:
"It was great! Very, very well done. Thoroughly enjoyed it. My Dad was in the Cheshires in the 1914/18 War, so seeing an actual uniform was special for me." Ann Albisser
"Great play. Well done to all concerned." Tricia Sharp
"An amazing story of time, to be seen by all." Helen Bolton
"It was great... we really enjoyed it." Joyce Bentley
"So glad I went - informative, amusing and sad." Melanie Pearson
"Brilliant show.... A must see!" Tracy Williams
"That was an awesome performance by Neston Players. The first half ended with total silence as the audience wiped away tears and composed themselves. The second half ended with the audience wanting to give a standing ovation. Brilliant. I want to see it again now." David Clark.
"Totally loved it." Billy Webber
"A fantastic emotional roller coaster of a show! Laughter and tears and warmth. I loved that it was written from the heart and it was great to learn so much about the history of the Ladies Society too." Eleanor Hillman
"An absolute MUST see." Kim Sayce
"Fantastic show tonight. What a story. I laughed and cried and enjoyed every minute! Well done." Susannah Hill
"It was excellent. I took my 8 year old granddaughter and she really enjoyed it also. First class." Gill Weaver
"I went to see this production last night and it was extremely well done. It was interesting, funny, sad, well thought out. Some very good acting and the alternating between modern day and history was cleverly worked. Well done to Neston Players, the writers, cast and crew for a really new and successful production." Julie Khayati
"Well done cast crew and everyone involved...was cleverly done and left me wanting more. I look forward to more productions. I've been to see two productions with Neston Players and i can honestly say I haven't been disappointed. Nikki Swanick
"I laughed and cried in equal measures. Saw lots of familiar faces, both performing in it and watching it. Massive well done to all involved." Tracy Byron
"Fabulous production, all the emotions brought in to play. As ever, every time we go to Neston Players they get better and better. Congratulations to everybody involved." Jim Howard
"Quality performance by all, a great tribute production for the 200th." Bernard Rose
"Brilliant night. Well done to everyone involved - fabulous entertainment!" Dean Munday
"A lovely tribute to Neston Female Society's special anniversary. Thank you all for your writing, acting and behind-the-scenes brilliance. Really proud of the HipandHarmony Cic choir...you all sounded lovely. Seeing Robert get his programme from the cast was a highlight....Easy on the eye, eh? Totally loved it. Another memory made in a very memorable couple of weeks for our town." Carrie Spacey
"You were all sensational, a really great production, I'm really proud of you all....I was truly grateful to receive the signed programme that will remain in my heart forever.....it makes me very proud to be a Nestonian. For anybody who has not seen 'A Walk Through Time', go and see it, its fab." Robert Halsall
More photos from Linda Pelling:
Local landmarks are featured....
Hip & Harmony CIC's Adult Choir sing during the performances...
This just in from Charles Riley:
Neston Players Do It Again
There is no more difficult task in producing a play than to start from scratch with a blank sheet of paper and work towards the goal of a finished, polished performance. Neston Players did just that.
In a collaborative community arts project the Players celebrated the history of the unique Neston Ladies Society with music, choral singing, drama and comedy. NP go from strength to strength. A cast and crew of all ages, collaborative writing from within the society and an expression of the joy and fun that only live performance can bring, shone on the audience.
The aim of having fun and striving for the highest quality it can achieve seems to lie at the heart of NP. The society entwined itself with the tapestry of the town's history in this pageant. Everyone involved should be immensely proud that it will strengthen the sense of community in Neston and strengthen the society.
As I watched the show unfold I got a real sense of the pride felt by the local audience in its town and its creativity. Many congratulations. Lets hope that ambition and positivity spreads out across the Wirral.