The Pajama Game
12th - 17th November 2007
Photographs by John Tustin
Production Officials
Director Nora Howcroft
Musical Director Ben Smith
Choreographer Lara Crombie
Sid Tim Shorten
Babe Kate Gregory
Hines Andrew Turton
Gladys Allison Smith
Prez David Witt
Mabel Kathy Turton
Hasler Mike Fallon
Mae Hazel Bumby
Pop Mike Taylor
Poopsie Beth Corrigan
Max Mike Bailey
Joe Alan Hitchen
Brenda Mary Pycroft
Charlie Matthew Windsor
Carmen Charlie Bradburn
Virginia Lucy Tyrer
Mara Gill Pollitt
Mary Janet Witt
Sandra Debbie Eustace
Sara Barbara Martin
Charlene Joyce Walters
Doris Jane Bickerstaffe
Pat Lucy Finney
Ann Zoe Pollitt
1st Helper Jamie Fletcher
2nd Helper Shaun Gerrard
Waitress Janet Wright
Sarah Bailey, Jess Barnett, Carole Brooks, Meredith Collinson, Emma Martindale, Helen Popplewell, Tricia Shorten, Lara Crombie
  • Hines and the company at the Pajama factory Hines and the company at the Pajama factory
  • Babe and Sid Babe and Sid
  • Hasler Hasler
  • Sid, Pop and Babe Sid, Pop and Babe
  • Factory workers with Hines Factory workers with Hines
  • Sid and Babe Sid and Babe
  • Prez and Babe Prez and Babe
  • Gladys and Mabel Gladys and Mabel
  • Sid and Babe Sid and Babe
  • The factory workers threaten to strike The factory workers threaten to strike
  • Gladys and Dancers Gladys and Dancers
  • Sid and Gladys Sid and Gladys
  • The Company The Company
  • Babe and Sid Babe and Sid
  • Hines and Gladys Hines and Gladys
  • Mabel Mabel
  • Hasler and the factory workers Hasler and the factory workers
  • Babe and Sid Babe and Sid

NODA North West News Review
This was an enjoyable production from director Nora Howcroft containing pacy chorus numbers, excellent colour co-ordinated costumes all supported by a good rich sound from the orchestra under the baton of Ben Smith. Dance numbers were attractively choreographed by Laura Crombie.

The production was marked by several excellent performances, particularly Kate Gregory as Babe Williams, Allison Smith as Gladys and an energetic portrayal of Hines by Andrew Turton. Mike Fallon did well as the devious, overbearing, baseball bat swinging Hasler whilst Tim Shorten looked comfortable in the role of the laid-back Sid as he dealt with Hasler and the grievance committee. Smaller principal roles were competently played by David Witt (Prez), Kathy Turton (Mabel) and Mike Taylor (Pop).

One of the major problems with this show is the number of scene changes which often slow down a production. This was overcome by the talented backstage team led by Stage Manager John West with excellent sets and swift scene changes.

My congratulations to all concerned for a most enjoyable evening’s entertainment.

Glyn Neary
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