Kitty Alone: Autumn 2000
Red Spider Company’s production, in collaboration with Wren Trust, of ‘Kitty Alone’ and staged at the Parish Hall, Bratton Clovelly on 19, 20, 21 October was a spectacular success and attracted sell-out audiences at the Friday and Saturday evening performances.
Tim Laycock made a splendid job of adapting and then directing the novel by Sabine Baring-Gould. Music arranged and directed by Paul Wilson.
With a cast of 70, the action took place all around and amongst the audience. A plethora of visual effects and props carried the plot forward in a crowded fairground, through fire, over water, up on Dartmoor and even among a village orchestra practising in the local pub. No mean achievement.
All the cast, from the pensioners at one end to the host of primary school children at the other turned in magnificent performances and it would be invidious to single out individuals for praise.