From The Exmouth Journal Friday October 2nd 1992
Exmouth youngsters make a superb job of Oklahoma!
By Barbara Peacock.
The Colour and excitement of the wild west came to Exmouth s the town’s Centre Stage group presented the lively musical Oklahoma! at the Pavilion.
The Show, which finished its run on Saturday is the last presentation at the Pavilion before it closes for a badly needed £250.000 facelift through this winter.
The talented young Exmouth group made a superb job of the hugely enjoyable Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
It was young director, Andrew Sandilands’ first major production- apart from a school play and an adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” in Hemyock Village Hall!
He should be well pleased with the result, however.
The show demonstrates the wealth of young talent that is available in Exmouth- with youngsters from just 12 years treading the boards for the first time often with great style.
Some of the highlights of the production included leading girl 17 year old Catherine Longman’s lovely singing voice, Mark Worsley made an impressive leading man debut as Curly.
Zoe Hudson rose well to a demanding role of Aunt Eller which kept her on stage for much of the production; Paul Walker brought the humour out in the role of spiv character Ali Hakim and Rachel Woodman was loud and vivacious as Gertie Cummings.
The youngsters really put their heart and soul into the production and the whole society deserve praise for an enjoyable production- and a job well done.