Sutton Theatre Company is an amateur theatrical company established in 1983. We present two musical shows every spring and autumn at venues in the local area.
The Company has a membership of around 50 people from various backgrounds who come together to sing, act, dance and generally have a good time.
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Play by Alan Parker
Words and Music by Paul Williams
By arrangement with Faber Music LTD on behalf of Warner/Chappel Music LTD
Sutton Theatre Company (STC) are bringing gang warfare to Epsom Playhouse this October. But don’t be alarmed, it’s New York in 1920 and the two gangs squaring up belong to Fat Sam and Dandy Dan under the watchful eye of the hero Bugsy Malone.
Based on the 1976 hit film starring Jodi Foster and Scott Baio, STC are taking this dazzling musical comedy and handing it back to the adults, with life sized hoodlums, sleek female gangsters and sassy dancing girls.
May 2016 at The Epsom Playhouse
Book and lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Sutton Theatre Company's production stays true to the original concept and vibe of the show. Unfortunately, due to a nightmare with the trains, I missed some of the first half, but I soon got into the swing of things along with the rest of a chortling, highly enthusiastic audience. The set and the costumes were glorious, and aside from a couple of sticky moments with either a lighting or an offstage costume malfunction, scene changes were quick and slick.
The action is held together by King Arthur, played by Jon Oddy, who had a beautiful, deep, rich voice and his faithful sidekick Patsy, played by a wonderfully hangdog James Tingey. The two worked well together and penultimate number "I'm All Alone" was hilarious, as well as in the ever popular "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life", which had the audience swaying from side to side almost from the first note.
One of the great things about Spamalot for an amateur society is the opportunity for chorus members to shine in a number of cameos. Theseare numerous, but my particular favourites of these was the Knights That Say Ni, and kudos to Lizi Ball for her work on the stilts! I loved the minstrels, with their dainty leaping and wide, fixed smiles as they told the tale of "Brave Sir Robin", who it turns out was not so brave and in fact "shat himself and ran away". Steve Watkins performance as a highly effeminate Prince Herbert was also very enjoyable.
Spamalot is stuffed with upbeat numbers that the whole cast can get involved with. The gloriously camp "His Name is Lancelot", complete with characters from the Village People and ruffled shirts was a definite highlight and huge amounts of fun.
However, stand out performance for me was Cat Curtis as Lady of The Lake. Her over the top performance and powerful voice were perfect, and she threw herself into the part with relish, clearly enjoying herself enormously.
reviewer: Sarah Falcus (Sardines review)