A few months into our existence and our first production run was an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in an adaptation written by Richard George. The group was divided in two and the remaining members appeared in a production of Two Weeks With the Queen.
As our first ever production it was only right that this appeared as part of our 10th birthday party. We performed “Violets Bubblegum” scene and some of our newer members were joined by Jess Hooker reprising her role as Violets rather concerned mother!
Cast – in order of appearance
Narrator – Clemmie Hull
Augustus Gloop – Tim Chilestone
Violet Beauregarde – Hayley Atkin
Veruca Salt – Victoria Staines
Mike Teavee – Philip Hayward
Mr Bucket – Ben Barrett
Grandma Josephine – Louise Stewart
Grandpa George – Christopher Shaw
Grandma Georgina – Emma Looker
Mrs Bucket – Claire Hyde
Grandpa Joe – Ben Shreve
Charlie – Ben Gray
Mrs Gloop – Hannah Perrett
Mr Teavee – Matthew Blowfield
Mrs Teavee – Natalie Luckham
Mrs Salt – Josy Audigier
Mr Salt – Daniel Jackson
Mrs Beauregarde – Jessica Hooker
Willy Wonka – Hamish Comben
Oompah Loompahs – Hannah Becker, Sarah Edmonds, Naomi Gadd, Danni Mason, Zoe Newell, Daniel Pearce, Joy Sable, Ian Sharpe, Kerrie Shaw and Eleanor Walker.
Costumes were the responsibility of Jessica Hooker and Louise Stewart took charge of the props. The choreography was done by Audrey Watson and Nadine Moore.
The following people were a part of the production team for both Charlie and 2 Weeks, a big thank you to all of those who helped us in those early days. You were a big part in helping to build this youth theatre in to part of the community it has served for many years.
Scenery Construction – Maureen Yule, John Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Angus Macraild, Holly Pearce, Charlotte Armstrong, Kelly Griffiths, Louise Gray and Oliver Waldock.
Lighting – John Morgan
Sound Effects – Gary Dutton
Make up – Helen Dutton and Sara Dutton
Ticket Design – Claire Gibbs
Photos – Andy Willmott
Programme – Emma Willmott, Andy Kibbey and Maureen Yule
Front of House support was provided by members of the Huntingdon Drama Club