A cold, snowy, Friday evening in Carlton did not dampen the spirits of both the cast and the audience at The Lindrick Player’s recent production of Knight Fever.
Directed by Helene Sprowell, the story followed King Arthur and his troop of gallant knights on their quest to rescue Princess Anna from the evil Black Knight and his devilish sidekick, Chardonnay la Fay.
Played by Daniel Sprowell and Helen Stephenson, the evil duo made a fantastic double act, with plenty of comedic moments along the way.
The Princess and her love interest, Justin Time, played by Lucy Mallaby and Fern Van der Vliet respectively, sang beautifully and confidently, both showing great potential as young performers.
The choreographer of the show, Sarah Hemsall, played the role of Lester the Jester, the halfwit yet hilarious entertainer determined to become a knight.
King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were played by Andrew Barber and Patricia Shepherd whilst the magical Merlina was played by the very talented Jenny Stephenson.
The plot also featured Jolene Fletcher as the enchanted Lady of The Lake.
The ensemble of the show sang and danced with energy and enthusiasm, and there were plenty of upbeat musical numbers to keep the audience tapping their feet and singing along.
What about the Dame, I hear you ask?
Every panto needs a man in a frock, and this Dame certainly did not disappoint.
Dame Doris Dumpling was played by Mathew Scott - a young man with bags of talent, tons of energy, and a decent pair of pins!
His Disco Inferno routine just had to be seen to be believed - he is certainly a star in the making.
Well done Lindrick Players - Knight Fever was a slick, polished, and thoroughly entertaining pantomime.
I’m looking forward to see what you have to offer next.
Review by Adam Slepowronski