Carol Choir

Shelley Gould
April Doyle
Jennifer Balfe
Georgina Smith
Pete Whitaker
David Coward
Stephen Hutt
Louise King
Val Gillard
Fiona Richie
Tori Borgers
Matt Jenkins
Ann Smith
Tracy Challen
Les Del-Nevo
Lorraine Rowan
Paul Barrington
Julie Pragnell
Anne Paskin
Annie Young
Simon Abbott
Sue Woodward

Last Panto in Little Grimley

Valerie Gillard
Shelley Gould
Pete Whitaker
David Coward

X(mas) Factor

'Merry Xmas Everybody'
Paul Barrington
'Fairy Tale of New York'
Simon Abbott/Jenny Balfe
'Santa Baby'
Kim Doyle
'Boogie Woogie Santa Claus'
Annie Young
'All I Want For Xmas Is You'
Louise King
'Rockin Around the xmas tree''
Georgina Smith
'Xmas Time'
Tracy Challen
'Peace on Earth'
Matt and Stephen
'Coole Yule'
The Ladies
'I Wish It Could Be Xmas'
Mystery Guest
'Do They Know It's Xmas'
Full Cast

Directed by
Jenny Balfe
Simon Leaton
Production Manager
Pete Whitaker
Neil Mathieson
Stage Manager
Richard Facer
Sound & Lighting
Shaun Luckly
Ann Smith/Anne Paskins
Valerie Gillard
Jenny Balfe
Neil Mathieson

HO Ho became Oh Oh at the Saturday performance of this seasonal entertainment when compere David Gillard made a dramatic, albeit unscheduled, descent from the stage into the auditorium.

But in true professional style he recovered his composure immediately and, with no more than his pride slightly dented, led the audience through the evening's singalong carols.

And no, he hadn't been at the mulled wine – that didn't arrive until the interval.

We were also treated to X(mas) Factor, giving the extremely talented members of the company the chance to perform the likes of Fairy Tale of New York, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Christmas Time, All I Want For Christmas is You and Boogie Woogie Santa Claus to an on-screen Simon Cowell, his appearance somewhat enhanced by Neil Mathieson's brilliant graphics.

Sandwiched between the two was David Tristram's Last Panto in Little Grimley, in which the members of a local am-dram group attempt to put on a performance of Dick Whittington – sorry, Whissingson – with chaotic results.

There's no chaos, though, where HCP is concerned, and this show proved, as ever, that they are one of the most talented and hard-working groups in the area, and no mean fund-raisers
to boot.

Linda Kirkman
Bournemouth Daily Echo