Directed by Tom Boyd - Music Director William Bell
Performed at the Malvern Festival Theatre in June, 1996. Review below.
PRINCIPALS: Norma - Dorothy Norman; Pollione - Patrick Briddon; Adalgisa - Josephine Williamson; Oreveso - Edward Chetcuti
THE MALVERN GAZETTE
"Bellinis bel canto masterpiece Norma was a bold choice for this company but clearly producer Tom Boyd thought his players could handle it. He was right. Seldom have I see such style and clarity in an amateur production. It (Norma) all ends unhappily for everyone. For a lesser company this could spell disaster. Too often have I detected titters rather than tears among the audience. Not this time. The orchestra, directed by William Bell, and the company, produced a considerable tingle factor in the last act. If you dont do anything else this week see Norma and support this talented company."