Ashdon Players

Robinson Crusoe - our 2008 Production

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Our 2008 production of Robinson Crusoe was witten by John Brooker and featured a host of characters not found in the original tale by Daniel Defoe. It played to 3 packed houses on Friday and Saturday 28th and 29th November and was allegedly enjoyed by most people. As usual it was filled with gags to make the audience laugh and there was plenty of interaction with players and watchers. The scenery was magnificent and the costumes colourful. We were joined by some members of Saffron Walden Music Hall who added expertise to the singing and dancing and the children from Ashdon Primary School provided some delightful dance routines and eager singing.

Thank you to all who took part and helped either during rehearsals or on the days of the performances. The team effort is superb.

If anyone would like to purchase a dvd of this pantomime or certain others they are available at 5 each. Please contact John Brooker.

Copies of the script are also available. If you are interested in looking at a 3 page sample please click on the link at the left hand side of the page. To purchase please contact Gillian Wotherspoon and to enquire about cost.

If you wish to see larger images of any of the photos below, left click on them.

Photos during dress rehearsal
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Stills from the video at the performance


Cast of Robinson Crusoe
Dame Bertha Crusoe Tessa Collins
Robinson Crusoe Caroline Sutherland
Jack (Jacky) Crusoe Carol Goodchild
Squire Cutlawny John Brooker
Widow Miggins Gillian Wotherspoon
Galley Malcolm Lewis
Cap'n Silver Jerry Curzon
Sophie Gerry Pyke
Barmaid, Dolly and Villager Joyce Osgood
Messy Eric Bartlett
Feebly, Will, and Jim Ladd Richard Westbrook
Pirates and Villagers Pete Smith and Robin Plumridge
Queen Wotta Lotta Jonathan Waters
Captain Smellitt Jim Shirling-Rooke
Chorus Maureen Shirling-Rooke, Cheryl Waters, Carole Springthorpe, Jan Clayden, Liz Dixon
Children from Ashdon Primary School Sophie Barber, Caitlin Hawley, Poppy Skillings, Chloe Smith, Charlotte Vincent


Production and Crew of Robinson Crusoe
Director John Brooker
Pianist Pat Rust
Stage Crew Geoff Corke, Robin Plumridge, Pete Smith
Scenery Carol Goodchild and friends
Costumes Gerry Pyke, Carol Goodchild and friends
Props Gillian Wotherspoon, Carol Goodchild
Make up Caroline Sutherland
Sound Effects Kevin Nicholas
Lighting Toby Roberts
Dance Routines Cheryl Waters
Director of singing by children Jane Evans
Prompt Kevin Nicholas
Front of House David and Mary Green
Refreshments Brenda Potter
Admin and Programmes Gillian Wotherspoon

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Last updated 04/05/2009.