Meet the cast!

Tickets to this years pantomime have sold fast and are so very close to sell out for another year running. So this week on our blog we thought we would introduce one of the characters from this years pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves with a round of questions telling you all about them!

She’s fab and she is fierce…you better watch out for her and her ‘Black Magic’

14976747_10209249319003601_519544197515365710_o1. What is your name? Do you have any nicknames?

My full name is Queen Grizabella Brunhilde Sharon La Verne. I’ve heard the peasants have a special nickname for me – I imagine it’s Queen Grizabella the beautiful, or the wise. Something like that.

2. What does your social media/dating website bio say?

How did you know I was on Tinder?? That blasted mirror keeps catfishing me…

3. Tell us something about your childhood

I don’t think I was ever a child. Children are smelly and not at all glamorous.

4. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Perfecting my winged eyeliner.

5. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A room full of reflective surfaces so I could look at my gorgeous face from all angles.

6. What is your current state of mind?

Well I’m currently binge watching Toddlers and Tiaras. They’re all so gloriously evil, I’m jealous.

7. Who or what is the greatest love of your life?

Well as that famous sorceress Whitney Houston said: the greatest love of all is inside yourself. So… I’m pretty sure I’m at the top of everyone’s list.

15039597_10209249368844847_94099458624970498_o8. What talent would you most like to have?

I’ve always wanted to be able to see myself through other people’s eyes. You lucky lot. You get to look at me all day long.

9. What would be your dream holiday?

Nothing too fancy. Just a little break up in the Transylvanian mountains with some friends of mine, an ancient castle, lots of mirrors and no idiot step-daughters trying to one up me in the beauty stakes.

10. What is the meaning of life?

This face.

Thank you so much Queen Grizabella for answering our questions and we look forward to hearing more from you in the Panto in just under 2 weeks time.

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After two days of auditions in October and over 30 people auditioning we finally have a superb cast for our 2017 production, packed with talent and experience.

The Auditioning Panel would like to thank everyone who took part in the auditions the standard was exceptionally high.
We are pleased to announce that the cast  for Jesus Christ Superstar 2017 is as follows:

Jesus: Edward Leigh
Judas: Dale Vaughanjcs-poster-final
Mary: Sarah Clarkson
Pilate: Paul Forsberg
Caiaphas: Phil Clarkson
Annas: Michael Frith
Herod: Richard Goodall
Simon: Paul Barron
Peter: David Hall
Matthew: Michael Chisem
Andrew: TBC
James (senior): TBC
John: Will Smith
Philip: TBC
Thomas: TBC
Bartholemew: TBC
Thaddaeus: TBC
James (junior): Thomas Flowers
Priests –
Priest 1: Matt Melenas
Priest 2: TBC
Priest 3: TBC

Soul Girls
Vikki Vaughan
Becky Thompson
Becci Calvert
Eleanor Aldous
Herod’s Girls
Vikki Vaughan
Becky Thompson
Becci Calvert
Eleanor Aldous
Mary’s Girls
Alex Bushy
Vikki Vaughan
Becky Thompson
Becci Calvert
Eleanor Aldous

Welcome to Edward, Michael, Michael, Will and Matt who are all brand new to Encore and welcome back to Dale, Paul, Paul, David and Tom who haven’t performed with us for a while!
There are still the roles of Apostles and Priests to cast and arrangements will be confirmed in the near future.  In the meantime, if you are interested in being considered for these roles, then please let us know and we will contact you with further details.  Please also pass on this message to anyone you know who may also be interested.

We can’t wait to get started in January with an enthusiastic and hugely talented line-up …. ‘Roll on up for the best in town’


Extra! Extra!

Welcome to another ETC blog, after a short break we are back with some news from Encore Theatre Company!
We are now just 3 weeks away from Panto show week and practically sold out for another year!

The cast for the Panto is as follows:Snow white poster

The Magic Mirror – Richard Goodall

Snow White – Wendy Westmoreland

Prince Wonderful of Brexitania – Becky Thompson

Queen Grizabella – Alex Bush

Plink – Trev Jones

Plonk – Sue Sheppard

Footman – Jordan Whipp

Seven Dwarves:
Boss – Molly Calvert
Windy – Francesca Heins
Snorer – Iwan Jones
Greedy – Daisy Pyrah
Giggle – Evie Pyrah
Dodgy – Evie Vaughan
Misery – Emily Walker

We now have a cast auditioned and ready to go for our 2017 production of Jesus Christ Superstar which will be officially announced next week so keep an eye out for the announcement on Facebook!

We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Lord St Oswald as Honorary Patron of Encore Theatre Company and are very appreciative of his support to our activities. Lord St Oswald is very proud of his support to local charities and organisations and we feel very privileged to have secured his interest in our Company. We will be keeping in touch with Lord St Oswald regarding our activities and hope you will all have an opportunity to meet him in due course.

Lord St Oswald

Nostell Priory has been in Lord St Oswald’s family for over 350 years. Although the house was passed to the National Trust in 1953, the family still retains use of the Adam Wing.

Lord St Oswald took over the running of the Nostell Estate and the associated businesses after the death of his Uncle (the 4th Baron St Oswald) in 1984. Lord St Oswald is particularly proud of the new prestigious, award winning, office development at Nostell. In addition to this, he also runs Appleby Estate in North Lincolnshire.

Lord St Oswald is President and Patron of a number of local charities in the Wakefield district, including the Wakefield Hospice, The Royal British Legion, The Chippendale Society, Wakefield Family History Society, The Friends of Wakefield Chantry Chapel and the National Mining Museum of England. He is also the Vice President and a Vice Chairman of The Yorkshire Society.

Lord St Oswald takes a keen interest in promoting Nostell Priory and the regeneration of the Wakefield district.

Lord St Oswald is married with two grown up children.

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