Hurst Pantomime Group

The Cast

The Crew



Assistant Director

Musical Director


Stage Manager


AJ Saliba
Joe de Mountenay
Hope Lawrence
Keith Milner
Big Bad John
Monica Gilbert
Fexix de Mountenay
Mayor Parnasus

Gemma Saliba

A Lad in the Wild West

20th - 22nd January 2022

The Cast

The Principals
  AJ Saliba
Jasmine Hannah Guile
Twang Joe de Mounteney
Jeannie Hope Lawrence
Big Bad John Keith Milner
Snakeoil Monica Gilbert
Mayor Parnasus Felix de Mountenay
Buttons Gemma Saliba
Flying Carpet Sophie Hucker & Monty Jeggo
Marge and Melibuns Philip Payne & Michelle Reynolds
Zipper Patsy Jeggo
Dark Posse
Deadeye Sue Payne
Juan McClintock Monica Gilbert
Amol McClintock Susie Lawrence
Green Jim Robin Brown
Chorus Faye Fowler
Chorus Sophie Hacker
Soldier Sarah James
Policeman Tabby James
Handyman Sophie Randles
Cowboy Charlotte Branson
Chorus Evie Turner
Chorus Zoe Henderson
Chameleon Amelia Loader
Tortoise Bram Green
Armadillo Jessica Ingham
Coyote Olivia Turner
Big Black Crow Zeena Keen
Squeak Lola Maserella
The Band
Keyboards and fiddle Donald Stewart
Pedal steel and dobro Matt Allwright
Guitar John Bowe
Bass Davie McGirr
Drums Ian Torres

The Crew

Producers   Claire Lawrence
Becky Vaughan
Sue Payne
Stage Manager Steph Milner
Chaperones Lynn Jeggo
Julia Alsop
and Team
Assistant Musical Director Hope Lawrence
Choreographer Corey Abrey
Bar Stuart Vaughan and Team
Box Office Darren and Sarah-Jane Briggs
Costumes Ann Guile
Julia Alsop
Wendy Fry
Front of House Emily Heath and Team
Hair Ann Guile
Health and Safety Jacqui Watts
Lighting Duncan Kendall
Make-up Ann Guile
Gemma Saliba
Ciara Wise
Marketing and Social Media Vikki Randles
Duncan Kendall
Posters and Artwork Eddie Coe
Programme Eddie Coe
Props Julia Curnow
Antonia Webster
Naomi Schofield
Liz Willson
and Team
Set and Scenery Joe de Mountenay
Peter Fry
Glyn Crocombe
Richard Coleman
Anna Barnyard
Pamela Barnard
Sound Simon Roberts
Sound Effects Eddie Coe
Stage Hands Naomi Schofield
Charlie Vaughan
Ben Branson
Website Duncan Kendall
Joint Chairs Claire Lawrence
Sue Payne
Treasurer Catherine Pearce
Secretary Becky Vaughan
Minutes Secretary Hope Lawrence


Our thanks to:
Hurst Village Halls Committee - Use of halls
St Nicholas Pre School - Use of small hall
1st Hurst Air Scouts - Use of screens and scout hut
The Dolphin School - Tiered seating platforms
St Nicholas Primary School - Use of stage blocks
Harlequin Marquee Hire - Marquee hire
Mike Gribble - Photography
Peter Sellick - Video
St Nicholas Church - Scaffolding
The Castle Inn - Post rehearsal refreshments
James Turner - Van loan
Hurst Show & Country Fayre - General support
Wokingham Theatre - Loan of scenery and costumes
Practically Perfect - Costume hire

Director — Hannah Guile

Having been involved with Hurst Panto for the last 9 years, Hannah decided that this year being on stage wasn't enough and so has alsotaken on the role of director. Although directing herself has sometimes proved challenging, Hannah received tremendous support from her team of Producers and wouldn't have been able to do it without them! Hannah never thought her gap year would entail directing the back end of a horse or teaching 20 kids the cup song, but nevertheless she has enjoyed every minute of this experience and is looking forward to her future in the musical theatre industry.

Assistant Director & Co-producer — Claire Lawrence

After two years atthe helm, Claire is moving to assisting the director this time. This is her seventh show as producer, this year working with co-producers Becky Vaughan and Sue Payne to get this sgow out of the minds of our amazing writing team and into reality. She is very thankful to everyone who has helped in any way. It really does take the whole village to get this show on the road.

Musical Director — Donald Stewart

Having dug out some of his country music collection during lockdown, Donald was an early enthusiast of doing Aladdin in the Wild West. Never known to miss the opportunity to holler "Yee-Haa" at the top ofhis voice to the embarassment of those around him, Donald is grateful to Matt and Joe for creating an opportunity to dust down his cowboy boots, put on his bootlace tie, reacquiant himself with the pleasures of rhinestones and have the band produce some authentic country vibes.

Choreographer — Corey Abery

This is Corey's first ever association with the Hurst Pantomime Group, and he's extremely happy to be helping out with choreography. Corey has been part of the local am-dram scene for around 7 or 8 years and has participated in Reading pantos with Justin Fletcher for 3 consecutive years. He believes it to be really special how the community comes together to produce this event, and he hopes you enjoy the show...

Stage Manager — Steph Milner

Steph has been involved in the Hurst Panto since 2009. Starting out with set building, scenery painting and being a stage hand. In 2011 the role of co-producer was added. She has been the stage manager for the past 2 pantomimes and is looking forward to being a part of another outstanding village production.

Hannah Guile
Director &Jasmine
Claire Lawrence
Assistant Director and Co-Producer
Donald Stewart
Musical Director
Corey Abery
Steph Milner
Stage Manager

Flying Carpet

Marge &Melibums


Dark Posse



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