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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This record-breaking musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber has captivated audiences around the World and we are excited to be one of the first adult amateur companies to perform it in the UK.
Based on T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", the show features wonderful music including one of the most famous songs in musical theatre, "Memory".
Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gather for their annual ball to celebrate and decide who will be reborn.
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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)