Daily archives "February 14, 2019"

** ROBIN HOOD THE PANTO 2019 – MEET THE CAST **

 

On this Valentine’s Day where we celebrate being in love, we wanted to introduce you to our own Valentine, Sweetheart and Leading Lady Maid Marion – Played by Lizzie Harknett.
Lizzie came to watch her sister in last year’s BATS production of Cinderella, thoroughly enjoying the show and incredibly talented cast. After a few shoves in the direction of the auditions for Robin Hood from said sister, Lizzie found herself singing for the first time in over 13 years and much to her surprise she managed to land the role of Maid Marion!
Lizzie performed in many productions during her childhood but after school got caught up in the rat race of life, now working as a crime analyst. Lizzie has been a type 1 diabetic for 30 years, is a mother to her two year old daughter and is married to her childhood sweetheart.
Lizzie is quite overwhelmed to be playing a principal part but has loved developing the strong minded character of Marion, she really is a live wire! Being out of the house two evenings a week to rehearse has been quite a challenge but, being part of the BATS family and to do something for herself has been such a wonderful experience and she is very grateful to be involved.

** ROBIN HOOD THE PANTO 2019 – MEET THE CAST **

Say Hello or rather ”BOOOOO” to the EVIL Sheriff of Nottingham played by Lucas Wilcox.
Lucas Wilcox is 15 and currently in his GCSE year studying at Samuel Whitbread Academy. This is Lucas’s 2nd Panto with BATS having joined in April 2017.
Lucas had a busy year of performing in 2018, playing leads in Tommy, Little Shop of Horrors and Cinderella and performing in EDSA’s West End Excess at the Gordon Craig theatre in Stevenage.
He also won the adjudicator awards at both the Welwyn Drama Festival and the Cambridge Drama Festival for his performances in an Original Play called The Cat Burglar with The Out Of Ideas Theatre Company.
Lucas has recently been accepted into Emil Dale Performing Arts Academy from September 2019, for A level college.
Lucas has loved being part of the BATS family over the last 2 years, he feels he has made some lifelong friends.
Lucas can’t wait for the summer when GCSE’s will be over!