The Emperor’s New Threads

The Emperor's New Threads

About the Play

Our next production will be of an entirely different genre! Lots of laughs, fabulous costumes, singing and dancing and timeless characters. Plenty of opportunities for audience participation and fun for the whole family. Be sure to book early for The Emperor’s New Threads, our Christmas production, adapted by North Vancouver’s own Jennifer Morabito and directed by Gary Logan. As usual, proceeds will go to charity. This year’s recipient will be Zajac Ranch for Children “Out here we raise spirits.”

The Emperor’s New Threads is produced by special arrangement with the Author

For full gallery of production images… Click here to visit our Facebook Page!

As you sit and wait patiently for this year’s Hendry Hall pantomime The Emperors New Threads to begin, I would like to share my thoughts – ‘Tis the Season of Giving and being Grateful: Giving of one’s love and friendship; Grateful for what we have and to truly be ourselves, no matter what Threads we are wearing. And following in the being grateful mode I would like to thank my Producer, Rosemary Hundal, who has been a godsend in ensuring that all the major and minor details have been taken care of so I could focus on the creative process of directing Jennifer Morabito’s fun script and leading this amazing young cast, and to my Choreographer / Musical Director, Leigh Richards, who stepped up, because she couldn’t resist the music, and has truly enabled this show to live up to the high standards expected by Hendry Hall loyal patrons. Happy Holidays!!!  Have a Merry Christmas! – Gary Logan

Welcome to North Vancouver Community Players annual Pantomime. We love to not only entertain patrons of all ages but to also support children’s endeavours on the North Shore. Christmas is our time for giving back to the community in many ways. This year the Charity we have chosen to receive the net proceeds is Zajac Ranch for Children! Zajac Ranch provides camps for children with chronic, life-threatening and/or debilitating conditions. Please remember to drop off your non-perishable food items in our Food Bank box. If you would like to join into the fun on and off stage, please check out our website North Van Community Players under the section Volunteer. We would love to have you aboard! – Fran Heaney

CastCrewProduction Info
Character Played by
Pins Eleanor Green
Needles Kate Turner
Bugsy Malloy Marina Deltcheva / Cheryl Hebb
Ms. Institches “The Dame” Brandon Pringle
Emperor Albert the II Claire Paterson
Empress Georgianna Julia Halabourda
Guard 1 Clayton Hunter
Guard 2 Ryan Hunter
Lady in Waiting 1 Jessica Horsnell
Lady in Waiting 2 Madison McConnachie
Lady in Waiting 4 Lizzie Hicks
Lady in Waiting 4 Ayesha Fraser
Puppet 1/Malcolm Carson Caffary
Puppet 2/Malcolm Lucas Gregory
Puppet 3 Ayesha Fraser
Puppet 4 Emma Gregory
Puppet 4 Kerensa Cooper
Special Guest Byron Giraud
Director Gary Logan
Author Jennifer Morabito
Production Manager Rosemary Hundal
Stage Manager Meghan McNeight
Stage Manager Mentor Kathleen Denkewalter
Set Designer Gary Logan
Set Construction Marty Smith
David Read, Joe Van Belois, and Andy Jones-Cox
Set Decorators Glynnis Brassil, Robin Hilliard, Kosmo Ng, Rayna Li, and Amy Wang
Properties Ray Boucher, and Solanges Santerre
Lighting Designer Simon Drake
Sound Designer Peter Zednik
Choreographer and Musical Director Leigh Richards
Lighting and Sound Operator Bill Howorth
Costumes Beatrijs Brett, Sharon Alexander, Shelley Smith, Mitchell Mackay, and Elisabeth Blak
Hair and Make-Up Rob Walters
Dance Captain Jessica Horsnell
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh
Front-of-House Coordinator Alison Precious
Lobby Decoration Sandy Branning, and Sue Worrow
Box Office Glynnis Brassil
Photographer Damon Calderwood
Videographer Paul Paterson
Original Performance Dates December 2 to 18, 2016
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 40 minutes
Production Style Panto
Special Thanks To North Shore News, Robert Grover, Glen Miller, First Impressions Theatre, Van City Electric, Rona Paints, Helen Dobric, Stephanie Gregory, Clive Sanders, Nancy Read, Sandy Branning, Barb Brolly, Margaret Lee, Sue Worrow, Kathryn Green