Cheshire Cats

Tavonians Theatre Company, On Tour

The Tavonians Theatre Company brought to the stage a story about a group of women who walked the London Moonwalk to raise money for a breast cancer charity. Based on a true events, this story is highly relatable. It is unfortunate that most of our lives are touched by cancer in some way which is why fundraising success stories such as this one are so important to tell.

The play begins during the training sessions of the Cheshire Cats where we start to see their different personalities emerging. Each character at various points during the play told us a little of their story or aspect of their life through poetry. These took the audience through laughter, tears, anger and sadness.

The atmosphere of a big charity event like the London Moonwalk is one of the main reasons people enjoy taking part. It is amazing how a cast of 10 created the excitement of this on stage. The actors captured the strange mixture of euphoria and nervousness that the participants in charity walks experience.

The event marshals added further to this atmosphere, especially when Cara Whitfield Smith took to the stage to help the participants warm up. The Cheshire Cats clumsily joined in with the routine while Cara continued obliviously shouting encouragement to the ladies.

The Tavonians bought us a heart warming story that appeared to bring them closer as friends both on and off stage. They sensitively told the stories of this group of ladies and quite rightly were filled with pride at the end of the performance.

The Tavonians have been on tour with the Cheshire Cats since the beginning of November. They will be performing at Charter Hall, Okehampton on Staurday 11th November and The Wharf, Tavistock on Wednesday 15th November

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