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Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society perform Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em at the South Holland Centre – review





An amateur theatre group gave an energetic performance of a play based on a well-known BBC television sitcom.

Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (SADOS) presented Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em at the South Holland Centre.

Charlie Russell portrayed the hapless Frank Spencer – emulating the iconic character originally played by Michael Crawford.

Charlie Russell is playing the iconic role as Frank Spencer, wearing the familiar beret
Charlie Russell is playing the iconic role as Frank Spencer, wearing the familiar beret

He delivered energy and good comic timing in a role that sees him on stage throughout the performance.

The action takes place in the Spencers’ flat with pictures falling off the wall, an exploding oven, furniture falling apart – so credit to the crew and set design.

Supporting cast did well to add to the mayhem on the stage with parts of it purposely falling down as the accident prone lead gets himself into lots of scrapes.

Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society in rehearsals for the classic show from the 1970s
Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society in rehearsals for the classic show from the 1970s

Ably supported by the calming influence of Jessica Forbes playing opposite Charlie as wife Betty, the pace of the drama worked well.

Jane Moss put in a good performance as Betty’s mother Barbara with some nice drunken moments getting laughs from the audience.

Paul Coleman and Geran Jackson also showed commitment to their roles and added to the arching of the narrative – from calm to chaos back to equilibrium.

The South Holland Centre, Spalding
The South Holland Centre, Spalding

Lauren Lee also acted ably in her dual roles.

The show was directed by Andrew Rudd.

SADOS is currently looking for a base for rehearsals and storage for props, scenery and costumes.

For further information visit sadosmail@googlemail.com and the company is always on the lookout for new members.



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