Note from The Director: ‘Welcome to IKP’s pop-up Panto!’
We are very excited to be producing our very first Winter show, having toured fast-paced, family shows around the country since 2015. When we were asked to create a Panto this year, we wanted to make sure we stayed true to IKP’s trademark style – a small ensemble company all working together to play a multitude of parts, presenting silly, funny, moving, memorable theatre. Blending our style with what audiences expect from a Panto hasn’t always been straight-forward – how do you do Panto Dame make-up when you also play Prince Charming and Buttons? And how can you make a pumpkin turn into a carriage which can pack up and tour around the country? We’ve had great fun working out the answer to these questions and many more. We hope you enjoy IKP’s first adventure into traditional Panto!
The Director | Greg Banks
Greg has established an international reputation in his work for young audiences of all ages.
There is, throughout his work in both scripts and direction, a desire to speak honestly about the world.
His scripts have a fluid muscularity, a rhythm that is echoed in the strongly physical nature of his direction. Music is an essential component. A close collaboration with composers and on stage musicians to create a live and original score, ensures that the music is fully integrated into the work, driving the story forwards, evoking place and emotion in a very specific way.
Greg is currently a guest Director at The Minneapolis Children’s Theatre where he has been commissioned to write and direct many adaptations of well know classics including Huck Finn, Antigone, The Hobbit, Snow White, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book and Robin Hood. He has also directed Romeo and Juliet, Wrinkle In Time, Charlotte’s Web and Sleeping Beauty for the Children’s Theatre.
Other productions he has written and directed include Tir Na N’og for Travelling Light Theatre **** (Guardian), Nominated TMA Award. ‘Why The Whales Came’ an adaptation of a Jim Sheridans film ‘Into The west’ for The Plymouth Theatre Royal and Theatre Alibi **** (Guardian) Nominated TMA Award.
Reuben trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and since graduating has worked around the globe as an actor and musical director.
Recent credits include: ‘The 12 Tenors’ (international tour), ‘Breaking the Band – Simon and Garfunkel’ (ITV/Reelz USA), ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (Selladoor UK/Ireland tour), ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ (S4K United Arab Emirates tour), ‘Crooked House’ (Sony Pictures), Snow White (Qdos Entertainment).
Joe has previously performed with IKP in A Rip-Roaring Summer Adventure, Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Three Men in a Boat, The Three Musketeers and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He has also recently performed with Jenny Wren Productions as Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, The Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood and Sebastian and Feste in Twelfth Night. Joe is also a critically acclaimed playwright with his most recent script, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, receiving a four star review from The Stage. In recent years, Joe has also adapted The Legends of King Arthur, The Three Musketeers, Three Men in a Boat and more.
Izzie Robinson begun her training at Stagedoor Learning in Cheltenham. Over the course of two years she had the opportunity to perform on various occasions including having a lead role in the musical “The battle of Boat”. She then went on to study at Met Film school in London where she developed her skills acting for screen. In the coming year she hopes to be able to perform in both theatre and film.
Director Greg Banks
Musical Director/Arranger Reuben Greeph
Writer Joe Hackett
Wardrobe Barbara Andrews & Cathy Dean
Costumes provided by Molly Limpet’s Theatrical Emporium Ltd Units 1-2 Barmouth Court, Barmouth Rd, Sheffield S7 2DH (0114) 2500851 www.mollylimpets.com
The Song List…
Opening Up from Waitress – Sara Bareilles
Single Ladies – Beyoncè, The Dream, Stewart, Harrell
Somebody to Love – Freddie Mercury
Something About this Night from Finding Neverland – Gary Barlow
Firework – Perry, Wee, Storleer Eriksen, Erik Hermansen, Dean
Beautiful – Carole King
Opening Up Finale from Waitress – Sara Bareilles
This Green Moon Saturday 19th – Wednesday 23rd December
Hello folks, take a deep breath, you made it to the forest and its Christmas!
What a year hey?
We are so excited to bring Cinderella to the ancient woodland. After watching an incredible performance of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Glastonbury Abbey earlier this year. We were certain that IKProductions were the right choice for our first venture into Panto (Oh and the fact that our 7 year old found a piece of amethyst on the site of King Arthur’s tomb 😳).
It was written in the stars!
Thank you for supporting us through this very tough year and a very Merry Christmas to friends, old and new.
Take care and enjoy the show.
Love and peace to you all.
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