Fanny Pulls It Off at Christmas was without doubt one of the funniest comedies performed by the adult section. The timing was superb and the audience were literally clapping at the antics of the characters.
Hailed as an outstanding production, Blood Of The Lamb will be remembered for a very long time. Quite the best set we have had for a play, a tribute to our production team.
Regarded as one of Class Act’s finest, Shadow of The Sun has been performed more times than any other production. Set in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp in 1942, it is a roller coaster ride of humour, tragedy and drama, allowing actors to excel in this factual story.
Said to be the best so far in the Sun Sea franchise, Sun Sea Sand and Crabs 6 – Up The Kasbah gave the packed houses an almost non-stop laugh from beginning to end.
Jack – A Nightmare In Whitechapel received high acclaim on its second airing. A factual account of the Whitechapel murders, this gripping thriller was a favourite of our audiences and the actors alike.
Opening our 2016 Anniversary Season, the Class Act Adults presented this hilarious wartime spoof. With every innuendo, bad joke and situation thrown at the audience, this will be long remembered by the capacity audience at every performance.
Harrowing depiction of the Holocaust is a powerful reminder of the past
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: November 11, 2015
SOMETIMES the untold stories behind the history can be more harrowing and gut-wrenching than anything dreamed up by Hollywood.
David Wrightam’s latest outing for Class Act Theatre Company is one such tale.
Holocaust – The Schonberg Story tells the true story of a family of ten, a Jewish mother with four sons and five daughters, who suffered through the atrocities at the hands of the Nazis during the Second World War.
Following their story over five years, the audience is witness to the accelerated decline of the standing of the Jewish population in war-torn Warsaw and German-occupied Poland, before swiftly moving between the Convent of the Sacred Heart to Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in Act Two.
David Wrightam’s cinematic story telling quickly switches locations through the unfolding drama and his direction, ably assisted by Nicola Law, offers powerful imagery and heartbreaking scenes that demonstrate how easily we can make others suffer at our own ignorance.
These are lessons we should never forget.
Nicola Law also plays the matriarchal Golda Schonberg, mother-of-nine, who commanded the stage throughout with a performance that left the audience speechless during her final scenes and would be worthy of any professional stage.
Ashley Lovett and Danielle Stark as eldest children Effrem and Beth Schonberg both gave moving performances as they fought to keep their family together and the play’s final scene, impressively acted by such young talent, surely couldn’t have left a dry eye in the theatre.
The Reverend Mother of the Sacred Heart Convent, Ellie Johnson, was destined to play such a role.
With clear diction and presence throughout, Ellie portrayed the nuns’ building frustration and resilience with aplomb, especially in the climactic scenes during her face-off with Jeremy Forward’s chilling Herr Zeiger.
Special mentions also to Owen Raper as Romek Schonberg and Tara Lidguard as Lana Petronove. Both youngsters have promising theatrical careers ahead if they continue to give these strong performances.
As Owen, as Romek, so touchingly remarked during the opening scenes: “We are the children whose lives and dreams were stolen away.”
David Wrightam and the Class Act team should be applauded for reminding us of our past and bringing a drama of such intensity to local theatre.
FANNY PULLS IT OFF – THE CLASS ACT ADULTS
This sequel, following the huge success of the original, had the audience rolling in the aisles as the hapless actors, trying to put on the worse play ever written climb the many hurdles of amateur theatre. One of the most successful productions of the adult class so far!
CLEETHORPES CARNIVAL. OUR THEME – Half A Sixpence!
This brilliant musical is a must for all the family! Directed by David Wrightam, Musical Direction by Jaqueline Wilson and Choreography by Hayley Wrightam. This is Class Act’s first venture into musical theatre apart from two successful summer schools. All the cast and crew are very excited about this challenging production. A real treat for all the family!
The first time ever that Class Act has included a full musical in a season and a great success it was too. The audience were clapping along to all the great songs and a good time was had by all. Something tells us this wont be the last musical under the Class Act name……