Jack and the Beanstalk 2011

It Was This Big!

As you are reading this you will understand that the latest UMT panto is now over. A great week was had by all and the crowds went away happy. There were many notable events during the week, some recognised by the audience, some not. For example, how many of the audience actually realised that Dame Dolly Trott played by John Walker went off stage on Wednesday only to find that the prop in the form of a “massive chopper” was not side of stage. The problem was, his microphone was still on and everyone got to hear him panicking backstage whilst the missing item was found.

The costumes were fantastic. Most of them were the result of some very hard work by Barbara Haslam who secured the material and made them from scratch. I don’t know how she does it but I am glad she does. For those who wondered who she is, in the Goose scene she was the one who shouted, “SEV………EEEEN!”

Jack and the Princess

A great backstage team headed by Adam Brame and Chris Haslam worked hard all week to ensure the sets were constructed efficiently and the cloths were brought in at the right time. Early difficulties in the flash pots for the fairy entrance were overcome and it all seemed to work together.

Make Up fit for a Queen!

We welcome Sandy to the behind the scenes notables. She is a newly qualified make-up artiste who wanted to gain some experience with us so we threw her in at the deep end and what a pleasant lady she turned out to be. Her make-up was brilliant and now she knows how to slap it on when required. The dame will testify to that. Her main business is wedding and special event make-up so get in touch with UMT if you need her services. Thanks also to Glynis who also helped with the make-up and costume changing. Without these people giving their time it would be a nightmare and very hard to make the show rum smoothly.

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~ by UMT Stage on February 23, 2011.

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