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Three Men in a Boat – 2017 – reviews and audience comments

Local forum reviews

  • “A brilliant show. The cast were great with brilliant musical accompaniment and vocal performances. You won’t forget Montmorency in a hurry. Definitely worth going to see.”
  • “Bloody good local production. Go and see it – very enjoyable!”
  • “I can’t recommend going to see this enough, it’s a real little gem in a local venue, well worth going to see.”
  • “Three Men in a Boat was, and still is, a very funny book…Spontaneous Productions have remained true to the book, and the result is a delight. The acting and stagecraft were of an astonishingly high standard; so much so that I was flabbergasted that this was a small production in a community centre…This was slick and sophisticated stuff with not a whiff of the amateur about it. The individual performances were excellent and the songs (not too many of those) witty and tuneful. My wife and I intend to spread the word about it to our friends, and go to see it again with them. I very strongly recommend that others make the time before 10th June to catch the production; you will be missing a small gem if you do not.” ([online review by Chrisj1948 on Sydenham Town Forum)
  • “Went to see this last night … By Jove, what a jolly good show. The cast Ross Townsend Green, Joseph Clowser and William Hastings were superb the actress playing Mrs Poppets was also brilliant … I can’t recommend going to see this enough, it’s a real little gem in a local venue, well worth going to see. It’s a real delight to watch with plenty of humour (look out for Montmerency the real star of the show). There were some children in the show when I went and they were in fits of giggles but this is not aimed at children … Sydenham, let’s support more shows like this, go and buy a ticket, you won’t be disappointed.” (online review by sydenhamboy on Sydenham Town Forum)
  • “Saw Three Men in a Boat, not to mention the animated dog, Montmorency, last night – very imaginative, and great fun with a good appreciative audience … Here’s a local theatre company with lots of talent and imagination – Sydenham needs uplifting? Well why not start by supporting Spontaneous Productions?” (online review by Pat Trembath on Sydenham Town Forum)

Audience comments

  • “A most enjoyable evening in every sense.” (Joe Ball)
  • “Fabulous production. Very talented actors. I would really like to be part of Spontaneous Productions.” (Ana Murray)
  • “Really good evening.” (Danielle Henry)
  • “Fantastic guys – so much energy!” (Rina Durban)
  • “Extremely entertaining.” (Richard Lee)
  • “Brilliant show.” (Dorothy Ojo)
  • “Great fun!” (Lydia Dickie)
  • “Great show, well done. Really enjoyed it and hope to see it a second time.” (Pat Holt)
  • “Fantastic. Well done!” (Tabby Corley)
  • “Very jolly well done.” (Michael Sparkes)
  • “Very good!!” (Alison Stephens)
  • “Loved it.” (Heather Mallinder)
  • “It was awesome.” (Carol Grayson)
  • “Imaginative and a great use of limited facilities.” (Pat Trembath)
  • “Thank you. Lovely fun!” (Erika Mala)
  • “Well done. So enjoyed the show especially the songs.” (Nigel Kemp)
  • “Well done!” (Garth Taylor)
  • “It was excellent. Very true to the story. Great fun. Thank you.” (Fran Rice)
  • “Very enjoyable.” (Pat Swire)
  • “Really enjoyed it!” (Jane Wilson)