Camelot Review - Northern Noda News
Camelot: Durham Gala Theatre
An open stage with Excalibur rising from the stone set the scene for this excellent production.
Seldom does a company so capture the mood, magic, and mystery of a piece, drawing the audience into the story.
Anthony Smith was cast in the demanding role of King Arthur, successfully bringing out the various moods of the character, especially the tender moments, as in ‘How To Handle a Woman”.
Delia McNally was Queen Guenevere, torn between her love for Lancelot and her duty as a wife to the King. She sang beautifully, and looked every inch a Queen in her many beautiful costumes.
Clark Adamson, the arrogant Lancelot, captured the audience with a brilliant “C’est Moi!”.
This group is fortunate in having experienced members to play supporting roles, such as Valenda Taylor (Morgan le Fey), David Bruce (Mordred) Alan Ball (Merlin), and especially Olly Burton, a wonderful Pellinore.
Mention must also be made of the “Follow Me” number, beautifully sung by June Lavin, and danced perfectly by Anouska Drion. This evening was a spectacular success, enjoyed by everyone in the audience.
Published: August 2004 in the Northern Noda News
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