The Congleton Chronicle reviewed Wanted! Robin Hood and concluded it was “A great night’s entertainment aided by a fabulously designed set”.
The article praised many members of the cast including Lizzie Lomas who stepped in as Marian at the last minute, the ‘swashbuckling’ Richard Vickers (Robin), the ‘dastardly’ James Gittins (Sheriff) and ‘sinister’ Oliver Rhodes (Gisbourne) and Hannah Bleakley who ‘had the audience in fits’ as Much the Miller’s Son. Ben Birkett gets ‘special mention’ as the conniving Sir Eustace who ‘spent the evening elongating his vowels and turning his nose up at the rest of the cast’. Congratulations to all the cast and crew.
Our very own Joe Pearce has won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association North West Youth Award for his role as the Woodcutter/Squire in Rats’ Tales in May 2015. The NODA reviewer commented that the performance was ‘outstanding’ with ‘very good characterisation’. This is the second time Joe has won this prestigious award, having won previously for his role in The Tempest in 2013. Congratulations Joe!