Last Year's Shows
The Spring Musical
Pirates of Penzance Reimagined received a brand new twist in the hands of Director Sally Whyte! Using visual gags and strong comic interpretations for principals and chorus, she took the story into the 21st century.
The show took place on the 5th - 9th April 2016 at Ringwood School.
- MABEL: Tamsin Fawn
- FREDERIC: Adam Davis
- PIRATE KING: Ian Rix
- RUTH: Lucie Evans
- MAJOR-GENERAL Peter Ansell
- SAMUEL: Charlie Daniels
- EDITH: Becky North
- KATE: Steph Haywood
- DAUGHTERS: Leesa Agar, Taylor Button, Denise Rosewell, Jemma Wright
- INSPECTOR: Sam Coleman
- SERGEANT: Dawn Moses
- PIRATES & POLICE: Andy Batchelor, Peter Beardsworth, Janet Bentick
- Hazel Burgess, Paul Davis, Nathan East, Teresa Miller, Steve Russell, Martin Taylor, Nick Walraven, Ethan Wilkinson
The Summer Show
The Summer Shows sees the audience divided into groups, who rotate to three different venues around Greyfriars. There are two intervals (where a finger buffet and bar are available!), and the performers put on their show three times each night.
For 2016 the show theme was ‘Who? Which? Where?’ imaginatively created by directors Charlie Daniels, Jane Howell and Louise Daly & Charlie Hawker.
What else could ‘Who’, be based on but Dr Who, complete with a handmade Tardis! The Doctor is trying to make his way back to the seventies but ends up visiting a few decades on the way. There are some 1920s Charlestons, Cowboys and Indians and a 1990s Spice Girls Medley.
‘Which’ was based on the theme, ‘Into the woods’. The Narrator sat down to tell her story, with the help of a variety of songs and dances.
The ‘Where’ section focused on one question- ‘Where is sparkle?’- and included a lot of glamorous dresses and fantastic tunes.
The Autumn Play
Our autumn play for 2016 was the Agatha Christie farce, A Spider's Web which was performed at Ringwood School Theatre under the direction of John Turpin,
The Ringwood Soirée is a perennially popular revue show which has its spiritual home with the RMDS. One thing is for sure, the Soirée is a must-see!
As usual, the Soiree was a great evening of song, dance and comic sketches. This year, Jane Howell took on the role of choreographer, Jonathan Spratt was Musical Director and Charlie Hockey was Producer.