Cheshire Cats by Gail Young


Much to our delight, Cheshire Cats has won the acclaimed region 10 Best Drama Award 2016 at the NODA Ceremony on Sunday 9th April 2016. Smuts's Saga sadly did not win an award but to be nominated for Best Panto AND Best Technical was an accolade in itself for our very first pantomime.

Grown women, aching feet and heaving bosoms!  A brilliantly written and hilarious comedy by Gail Young based on the London Moonlight Walk which takes place every year to raise money for breast cancer charities. Audiences follow the Cheshire Cats team as they speed walk their way to fundraising success. A group of six friends are attempting to walk 13 miles across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh trainers, but one member of the team doesn’t seem to meet the physical criteria! This play was a cross between a girls night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts. There are plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way.

CAST: Maggie...Deb Adams, Vicky...Sally Catling, Hilary...Trudy Ann Britnell, Sibohan... Maxine Neil, Yvonne...Lou Brewster, Andrew...Matthew Willis, Aerobics Instructor...Coral Baker, Marshals...Rob Simmons & Hayley Ashby, Ron...Jeffrey Hodgkins, Madge/Policewoman..Bernie Saxby, Handsome Drunk...Matthew Warner, Marshall/Photographer...Michael Jay, Train Station Announcer...Pete Dumenil, Radio Voice...Rob Simmons, Event Announcer...Martin Lepley

CREW: Director...Sarah Lepley, Stage Manager...Andy Shore, Prompt...Zahna Hull, Stage Crew...Deb Jea & Michael Jay, Sound...Martin Lepley, Lighting...Peter Dumenil & Phil Watson, Set Construction...Steve Hull & Peter Dumenil, Front of House...Bernie Saxby, Hayley Ashby, Rob Simmons, Deb Jea, Alan Foster & Sallie Castile, Costumes...Bernie Saxby, Poster & Programme Design... Sarah Lepley  Special thanks to: The War Memorial Hall, Canvey Island, the staff of St Nicholas and St Anne's Churches, Graham Davies, SELEX ES LTD, MacDonald of Canvey Island

We had some amazing feedback...

See what our audiences said on our Facebook visitors post page. 
We were greatly supported by Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust who gave us a lovely comment on their Facebook Page 
We were also very much supported by Cheshire Cats author Gail Young via her Facebook Page and thank her for her lovely comments
We were blown away by the blog written by Debz Hobbs-Wyatt at Wordpress !
Our NODA review, we are happy to say, is one we are so very proud of! Read it here




Our chosen charity for this production was The Lady Mcadden Breast Screening charity. For more information on this wonderful charity, visit their website Lady Mcadden Breast Screening Trust or visit their Facebook page 



Created by Sally Anne Catling