Based on the willow pattern plate story, the princess (Amelia Eyres) followed her true love the Manadarin’s secretary (Ivor Berry) rather than the wealthy suitor her father the Mandarin (Will Hawkins/Charlie Danby) had chosen for her. Although revenge came upon the couple, their spirits found freedom when they were transformed into doves. There were feasts, fights, chases and an amazing gangnam style routine involved along the way. A true ensemble piece, all 14 members of the Chesil Youth Theatre junior section contributed to a highly entertaining evening. Chesil Theatre was pleased to welcome expertise not only from their senior youth section but also from University of Winchester on the creative and production aspects.
Next on Chesil Theatre’s calendar auditions are being held for After Electra by April de Angelis on 18th/19th March with an informal reading on 17th March 2017. Full details available from www.chesiltheatre.org.uk.