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 […]

NODA review of Silly Cow

by Richard Fitt Being the gold standard for amateur theatre in the region, it is hard to fault Sharnbrook Mill Theatre productions, and taking on Ben Elton’s ‘Silly Cow’ on a hot steamy night in September was no exception. I had forgotten what an over-the-top silly script this is, typical Elton: satirical, […]

NODA review of Forbidden Broadway

BRIGHT LIGHTS OF BROADWAY SHINE FOR SHARNBROOK! Review by Liza, Carol, Ethel and Barbra I had heard wonderful things about Sharnbrook Mill Theatre and was delighted to deputise for regular District 2 rep, Richard. It was also a delight to return to Sharnbrook where I lived for some happy years whilst teaching at […]

NODA review of Romeo & Juliet

Review by Richard Fitt 18th March 2016 Romeo and Juliet, perhaps the most famous love story of all time. Everybody knows it and it has of course been performed countless thousands of times over the last 400 years. So what to do with it to make it fresh for your […]

NODA review of Parade

Review by Richard Fitt 17th November 2015 Sharnbrook are never a group to shirk a challenge and boy do they like to set themselves one. Parade is a musical which is little know and rarely performed and lasted only 89 performances on Broadway. Its theme, based on a true story is […]