Prior to 'Cheshire Cats' being published Gail Young directed the following productions.
Tip Top Productions
11th - 16th April 2011: The Forum Studio Theatre, Chester
This sell out production of Cheshire Cats was staged by Tip Top Productions with more than 900 tickets sold.
Over £8,000 was raised in aid of the Countess of Chester Hospital's Breast Care Unit and Relative Comfort Appeal.
(photographs courtesy of Terry Marland)
Guilden Sutton Players / Edinburgh Fringe
Edinburgh Fringe Review - Claire Black, The Scotsman
“I know a reviewer’s rigorous critical faculties should never be dimmed, but there’s a context to this show which has some bearing on the audience response: this is for charity.
Wait, before you jump to the conclusion that I’ve been dishing out charity stars, this is in fact a genuinely funny and even touching ensemble piece.
It’s the tale of the Cheshire Cats, a group of women walkers who are off to London to take part in the Moonwalk – a charity event to raise money for breast cancer care – all done in the manner of Calendar Girls or Dinner Ladies. There are hijinks with the outfits the Cats wear to walk, the tensions of dealing with a bossy cat who behaves like a drill sergeant, fear of slipped discs and plenty of other silly giggles......”
(Edinburgh Fringe photos courtesy of John and Kathleen Stewart, Dundee. Guilden Sutton Village Hall production photos courtesy of Clive Albany)