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Review: Robin Hood Youth Theatre's One More Sleep Till Christmas



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What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon in the company of the Robin Hood Youth Theatre and their production of One More Sleep Till Christmas on Sunday.

From the opening number, From Now On from The Greatest Showman, you were hooked.

The sketches were cleverly intertwined with songs ­— a special mention to all the soloists, especially, Alex Nickson, Evie Francis and Freddie Vokes, whose vocals were on point.

Robin Hood Youth Theatre production of One More Sleep Till Christmas (53673017)
Robin Hood Youth Theatre production of One More Sleep Till Christmas (53673017)

The whole ensemble spoke volumes of the future of the theatre, from a very brief look at A Christmas Carol, to a very clever parody of Twas The Night Before Christmas, and the 12 Days Of Christmas ­— youth theatre style. I will never forget the seven swans are swimming.

Each and every member performed with gusto and enthusiasm.

A mention must also go to the backstage team, who we very rarely see but who joined in the fun as well, and the welcoming front of house team.

But the final mention has to go to Kim Laughton, the youth leader. It seems she has this rare gift of getting the best performance out of the youth group, and has a fabulous voice to boot.

It was, perhaps, a sad day for her but also a proud one as well as it was her last production with the theatre. Robin Hood Theatre Company’s loss is most definitely Butlins' gain.

I look forward to seeing more from this talented group in the future. ­—

P. Paxton



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