Pioneering Theatre, Music and Community Arts
In Wolverhampton from 1980 to 2013
Zip Theatre gratefully
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Zip Puts on Panto with Gusto: Sleeping Beauty
Express & Star, 3.12.01
Currently touring this delightful 90-
Zip combine all the magical elements of traditional modern panto here -
Dennis French as the over-
As in every great panto there has to be a baddie, coming here in the form of Lesley Beaumont as Grisly Gussie, with Kathryn O'Connor as her dizzy sidekick Bootlace. The pair turn in a suitably nasty comic performance, coaxing many jeers and boos from the audience with ease.
Clare Russell and Dyll Ferreday give sturdy turns as the witty wand-
Finally, Zip have uncovered a new addition to their many talents in Sharon Ryal who
plays Princess Aurora of Borealis -
A great show -
The Dumb Waiter
Wolverhampton Chronicle 16.3.90
Zip Theatre did a Pinter classic proud at the Arena
Zip Theatre's fine production of Harold Pinter's play The Dumb Waiter was just as
it should be -
They used Pinter's sharp dialogue with dry, cynical wit. As the tension built, as the realisation stole upon the onlookers that a murder was going to be committed, the humour became more bitter, more desperate. Uneasy laughter punctuated the performance.
At the start of the play a loud whisper from the audience that the picture on the set was crooked provoked nervous but irresistable giggles. That was typical. The performance was full of comedy but everyone knew that really they shouldn't be smiling.
Everyone was waiting -