Biography

Norman Robbins, one of amateur theatre’s most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his grandparents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by operettas, musical comedies, oratorios, plays and pantomimes. A keen amateur actor and frustrated musician (his pianistic skills never equalled his musical knowledge) he began directing plays age 18.  In his mid 20’s he went to drama school and made his professional debut (not counting a childhood appearance with Tod Slauter) appearing in pantomime with Ken Dodd. Further pantomimes followed interspersed with summer season rep. and plays, along with appearances in a number of television shows.

The Dragon of Wantley

By Norman Robbins

Directed by Bob Bradley

Production Manager…Neil Wilkie

Set Design …Ann Booth

Stage Manager…Kat Zambo

Musical Director..Barb Brolly

Choreographer..Ariyanna Pascuzzi

Costume Designer…Linda Jackson

Assistant to Costume designer…Sue Wallace, Gina Pistilli, Lisa Beaton, Sheri McCarthy

Lighting Designer…Glen Miller

Lighting Operator…Leslie Thompson

Sound Design…Anne Marsh

Sound Operators…Mike Ross, Jenica Ross, Jolene Ross

Backstage crew..Ryan Duffy, Jeremi Rossignol, Julien Adler-Whitlock, Sue Wallace.

Kid Wrangler…Tanya Rowlands

Poster design…Glen Miller

Publicity…Anne Marsh, Mike Jarvis

Photographer…John Jarvis

Videographer…John Jarvis

Box office.. Mike Jarvis

Front of house co-ordinator…Caroline Jarvis

 

Cast, in Alphabetical order:

  • Jack Arthur as Sir Walter
  • Stephanie Barclay…Lady Joan
  • Alice Battista…Rags
  • Alice Davies…Mauxalinda
  • Kirby Harris…Tatters
  • Cate Innish…Mother Shipton
  • Michael Kalmuk…Granny
  • Judy Levitt…Vendetta
  • Ben Maifredi…Villager One
  • Rachel McCurdy…Squire Benjamin
  • Angie Mcleod…Jingo
  • Ariyanna Pascuzzi…Radish
  • Ashley Pistilli…Madge
  •  Villagers…Emilie Beaton,Megumi Birrell, Josephine Grellier, Gemma Innes, Ruby McCarthy, Emma Rowlands, Lucy Whitmore.