November 2008 Production


11th – 13th December 2008

JB AND THE TOP SECRET PARROT

 

”Starring Me!”

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Venue:    The Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon, HP3 0HJ

                     Evening - 11th December

                     Evening - 12thDecember

 (Matinee and Evening) - 13th December

BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN - Call Jill on 01442 832770

Tickets £6 - £8


From the authors who brought you ‘Sherlock, Follow That Sleigh’ in 2006, The Bovingdon Players 2008 Christmas  production was another original musical comedy from John and Brenda Bugg. JB&TSP was set in 1966, when superspies were all the rage e.g. James Bond. Our own hero was, quite coincidentally, another JB, the super suave James Bovingdon, who was secretly desired by MI6 secretary Jane Funnymoney.

There was a fiendish Russian plot to kidnap the pop supergroup, The Keetles, involving a time machine, and a further twist to the plot concerning the 1966 Football World Cup, which England will win or not –  you had to see it to find out.

The eponymous parrot, Jasper, was a man-sized bird, specially bred by MI6 for aerial surveillance duties. He, James, and Jane were accidentally transported to the Spanish Main of 1720 and encountered a fearsome pirate, who had abducted a group of youngsters as his crew.

  • Did Jane’s longing for the hero come to nothing?

  • Did The Keetles get to Number One again?  

  • Did the World Cup Final be won before Prince Phillip nods off?

  • Did the youngsters be able to get free, and get an amnesty?

  • Did Jasper achieve his ambition of being the first stand-up comedian parrot?

  • Did our back stage magicians build the time machine in time??


All this intrigue AND a wonderful selection of 26 musical selections all by the famous ‘Bond’ film composer John Barry.

Among the songs sung

ALL TIME HIGH; YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE;

WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD;

HERE’S TO THE HEROES (THE JOHN DUNBAR THEME)

SAIL THE SUMMER WIND; MOONRAKER

THE GOOD TIMES ARE COMING; FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

HAPPY TO BE THEMSELVES; THE WITCH; GIVE ME A SMILE

ACROSS THE SEA OF TIME; GOLDFINGER

ALL WITH JOHN BARRY’S ORIGINAL DYNAMIC ORCHESTRATIONS


Cast List

James Bovingdon – SuaveSuper Spy

Robert Peacock

Jane Funnymoney – M16 Secretary

Liz Goodenough

“P” Chief of MI6 – Successor to ‘M’, ‘N’ & ‘O’

Jean Fiori-McPhee

Jasper – A very ‘Comic’ large aerial reconnaissance parrot

Martin Brett

Allie – Cockney Member of ‘The Keetles’

Nicola Clough

Caroline – Posh Member of ‘The Keetles’

Pippa Taylor

Mandy – Aussie Member of ‘The Keetles’

Natalie Atkinson

Annabelle Conder – Svelte Manager of ‘The Keetles’

Anna Murkowski

Igor Densikov – Slow-witted Henchman of the KGB

Iain King

Boris Orlov – Mastermind Agent of the KGB

Ben Hooker

Susie – Eldest Ophan girl on Pirate Ship

Maddie Taylor

Billy Roberts – Leader of the Orphans

Conrad Bier-Allen

Cap’n Rackham – Scourge of the Spanish Main

Jeff Prestedge

Chrissy – Susie’s Orphan Friend

Yasmin Bier-Allen

Chas – Billy’s Orphan Friend

James Beaumont

Bobby – Rebellious Orphan Youngster

Evan King

Luke - Unwilling Orphan Crew Member

Edward Lane

Matt - Unwilling Orphan Crew Member

Michael Ferguson

Happy Jack – Ship’s First Mate

Geraint Whalley

Bosun Bones – Crew Member

Geoff Allen

Harry – England Football Supporter

Andrew Jamieson

Mary – His Wife

Jan Burrows

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

Sue Aplin

Prince Philip

Nick Spurling

 

Did come along and find the answer to all these important questions ?

 

“Aaarrkkk!”