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Sarah from Ducklinton
Wednesday evening "Poignant performances"
Congratulations to the cast and crew of ‘Be My Baby’. Your performances were individual and moving. Your stories were well-told. The accompanying music was delightful.
The cast carried on so professionally when the lights went down. It did not detract from great performances.
Fabulous to see such young actresses rocking it. Go gals.
Tim Brock from Cheltenham
Thursday evening "Thought provoking and tear jerking"
A wonderful performance in beautiful surroundings. All the parts were played with such emotion and sensitivity, I loved it. Thank you all.
Jonathan and Sarah Taylor from Cricklade
Thursday evening "Emotional and thought provoking performance"
Emotional and thought provoking performance from an 'amateur' group at a professional standard, truly excellent. Pitched perfectly on all levels. Everyone was outstanding but Lu Waywell stole the show.
Costumes etc all kept to the correct period, perhaps other than Dolores' hairstyle.
Well done sound and lighting.
Overall, better than the last play we saw at Stratford by the RSC.
Take another bow, FDS.
Eleanor Warner from Faringdon
Friday evening "A beautiful, gentle and respectful production"
It was a beautiful production last night. Well done. I thought you did it in a truly respectful way, as I can imagine it presented much more brutally in another place or medium. The gentleness of this production enabled me space to think and reflect. One reflection being that whilst many aspects have changed in 60 years, many have not for the mother and sometimes father too. At least we can now talk about these issues, even if not in public and there are spaces and charities supporting those who no longer have their children, for whatever reason. Beautiful production well done all of the cast and crew and a huge thank you!
Teresa Barrow (Phyllis June Brown) from Faringdon
Saturday evening "I was that Baby"
The same thing also happened in the 1950’s too. I should know about that … me…. Phyllis June Brown, born in the Kensington Home for unmarried mothers in 1957. There was NO choice. My birth mother was there in that court in Reigate during the adoption hearing. The social worker pointed out my actual birth mother to my new Daddy. She wanted to know who now had her child. WHAT an amazing production with the director Debbie Lock, and FDS. What stunning actresses … I still can’t believe that Willow is just 15… her role as Mary was just stunning. Brilliant to see all the other actresses from previous local productions too…. Lu, Jade & Heather from Sleeping Beauty were fabulous. I didn’t realise until reading the programme on my return home that Mrs Adams and Mary Adams are mother and daughter in real life. But my fave goes to Matron Carolyn Taylor…. What a totally awesome evening in an amazing setting.
Dave H from Faringdon
Thursday evening "Three superb debuts in the world of "adult drama""
I do hope the “older half” of the cast will forgive me if I concentrate on the three teenagers for this review. You have drama CVs that would not look out of place if written by actors twice your age. Do remember that all those dance and drama workshops from when your age was in single figures, all that improvisation, those chorus parts when you were fairies, daisies, rats and mice, those pantomime roles as pirates, bad cats, lead roles as diverse as Shrek and Miss Trunchbull, got you to the point where you could successfully tackle Mary, Dol and Norma in this adult play. You were totally believable, had terrific “stage presence”, and worked as a team with the rest of the cast. You made the funniest scenes also heart-rending – these little girls who really hadn’t a clue about what was happening to them. The opportunities available to you today that you’ve taken with support and encouragement from your parents would have been unthinkable when I was your age – that’s something else that’s changed beyond recognition since the sixties – and I really look forward to seeing what you move on to next.