A Star-Studded Spectacular (Littleport’s Finest) ‘Aladdin’ Opening Night

The cast and members of The Littleport Players promised an evening to remember and boy (or girl) they sure didn’t disappoint.

From the off, the room (about 120 in the audience) was filled with laughter, music, fun, surprises and a huge dusting of talent !

All the cast members were amazing and everything went to plan. A colourful and spectacular assault on the senses. For both the communities young and the old.

The lively production of Aladdin was brought to the Littleport stage….Directed by Karen Booth, musical direction by Mark A J. Checkley and Choreography by Nikki Dyer.

A new stage venue for the players this year, being held at the Littleport & East Cambs Academy.  A venue which Chelsea Booth explained, accommodated the cast so very well. Providing ample rehearsal space.  Also, meaning bigger and better and more challenging, but very rewarding sets.

Littleport village hall, has in past years, provided the community and the players with a suitable venue.  Providing a much loved, heart of the village and memory making venue.

But as the community of Littleport grows and indeed flourishes. The Littleport players needed more space and to be able to comfortably hold a larger audience. The use of the academy space quickly came into its own. Once rehearsals for the production had got under way.

On opening night, it was lovely, as the audience could hear and see the performance well, from wherever they sat.

Funds raised from the ticket sales and a nightly production raffle, amazing prizes included those given from the plethora of takeaways and restaurants around the village. Which will go towards funding, the next planned Summer show and Christmas performance next year.

Also other fundraising events are planned to pay for a much needed, new large shed. To store props and scenery.

(Editor private note: If any businesses out there, thinks they could assist with a large shed for this well loved community group. Please do get in touch with Spotted in Ely).

Audience Feedback includes – that the ‘performance was hilarious’, From a Mr Timbers: ‘you deserve all the praise, well done all’.

From Ms Reeve-Smith: ‘Wow ! What a great show. Haven’t belly laughed like that in ages. Thank you’.

A special well done and thanks must go to all the cast. Also to the the incredible, ever ready backstage crew, front of house and anyone else who has helped the players in any way.

There are tickets still available for 2pm & 7:30pm Saturday 8th December and some limited availability for the 2pm matinee performance on Sunday 9th December. So grab yourself the best weekend ticket in the village. You will not be disappointed.

 If anybody feels that the stage is beckoning. Maybe, you have found yourself breaking into song in the Main Street Co-op.  Or when opening the door to the post person, you find yourself grabbing a hand to offer a quick jig!  Then you seriously need to sign yourself up. FB/TheLittleportPlayers

Maria x

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