Noda Reviews

Noda reviews

NODA review of The Crucible

Performance: 20th September 2018 Review by Richard Fitt This is, of course, one of the great critically acclaimed plays of the 20th century by one of its greatest playwrights, depicting the Salem witch trials at the end of the 17th Century whilst parodying the McCarthy Communist witch hunts of the […]

NODA review of Spamalot

by Richard Fitt at a performance on 8th June 2018 I have to admit this is a show that has been on my bucket list for quite a while and which for various reasons I have not managed to see before. All I knew about it, apart from of course […]

NODA review of Farndale Avenue’s Macbeth

by Richard Fitt at a performance on 13th March 2018 Apart from being a contender for the longest play title in theatre history, this is one of a series of farces about how NOT to put on a production. This was written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin as part […]

NODA review of The Phantom of the Opera: Youth Group Production

by Richard Fitt at a performance on 14th November 2017 I have a confession to make: I have never actually seen this show in its entirety, although I am of course familiar with the music and the basic story. It is only available to youth groups on the amateur stage, […]

NODA review of Cheshire Cats

by Richard Fitt at a performance on 21st September 2017 Gail Young’s Cheshire Cats has the distinction of being exclusively ‘amdram’ in its origins, being first brought to the attention of the wider public when performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006 by The Guilden Sutton Players. Even since its […]

NODA review of Cloud

by Richard Fitt at a performance on 8th June 2017 Wow! What a night! I’m not talking about the extraordinary result of the UK general election on the same night, although of course that was indeed quite extraordinary. No, I’m talking about my visit to see the production of a […]

NODA review of The Ladykillers

by Richard Fitt A trip to enjoy the excellent hospitality of Sharnbrook’s Mill theatre is always a delight, with high expectations of a group with a solid track record of top notch productions, very much helped by their ability to build some superb sets and rehearse unrestricted by time constraints. […]

NODA review of My Boy Jack

by Richard Fitt The dream of all amateur theatre companies is of course to own your own theatre set in beautiful surroundings and equipped to the highest standards. The Mill Theatre Sharnbrook is one of the few groups in the country to have achieved that dream. The net result is […]

NODA review of Sleeping Beauty

by Richard Fitt To judge the frivolity of a pantomime with their predictable story lines, ‘double entendre,’ corny jokes and outrageous costumes one can only ask did it make you laugh and was the smile with you long after you left the theatre? This high-energy production certainly did that! The […]

NODA review of Coram Boy

by Richard Fitt 26th October 2016 Even though I see it has had good critically acclaimed runs on both Broadway and The West End I must admit to my shame I had never even heard of Coram Boy before I was asked to review this production, so it was with […]