Tuesday, 24 May 2016

It Runs In The Family

Having a great time back at The Mill at Sonning playing Dr Hubert Bonney in Ray Cooney's farce, "It Runs In The Family".
It's also a treat to be performing with my wife, Lynette, again; we both did the play (and also Out Of Order) on the P&O World cruises in 2007 and 2008, with the man himself ,Ray Cooney.
The show is going down well with the audiences at The Mill, and we've had some great reviews.





Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Jack & The Beanstalk, Bath

This year, my 8th season with UK Productions, marks my 16th consecutive Christmas 
playing Dame, and I'm really excited to be playing The Theatre Royal, Bath; 
though it is slightly daunting to be stepping into the boots of Chris Harris,
 who directed and played Dame there for so many years.
Chris was my inspiration to play Dame; I was was Captain's Mate with him in my first panto,
Dick Whittington, at The Theatre Royal Plymouth, way back in 1987
(starring Anita Harris, Bernard Cribbins, Andrew Sachs and Glyn Owen).
It was such fun doing classic routines with Chris and Bernard - especially A Little Bit of Heaven,
and an acrobatic act with Chris on invisible flying wires - I learnt so much from them both.
I'm also looking forward to being back with some old friends: lovely Sarah Day (Princess Jill),
who I last worked with in Sleeping Beauty at The Anvil in Basingstoke in 2010 - she's 
choreographing the show too, which is great, because she's very, very patient;
 the delightful David Alcock (playing King) - we were both in Jack & The Beanstalk
in New Brighton a couple of years ago; 
David Barrett (Jack), who I was with in Aladdin in Malvern in 2008 - Great voice!
and Director, Michael Gattrell, who I've known for years but never actually worked with.
 And if that wasn't enough there's  there's all the new friends to make!
Jon Monie, who I've seen in previous Bath Pantos - Really funny!
the irrepressible Katy Ashworth; and, of course, 
Nigel Havers (who I'm really looking forward to flirting with!)

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Singapore and Shakespeare

A nice couple of jobs for the start of Summer...

 



Friday, 13 February 2015

Chessington VO

Managed to nip over to Manchester during my panto run in Blackpool
to record a voiceover for Chessington World of Adventures Resort.


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Advert Advent

This Christmas I thought I'd do an Advent Calendar on Twitter of some of the adverts I've been in over the years.


DECEMBER 1st
@n1ckwilton: And behind the first window of my Ad-vent calendar is this one (my first) from 1982 for Philips Colour Televisions:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2Ot-3sDdIk


DECEMBER 2nd
@n1ckwilton: And in the second window of my #AdvertAdvent is one of the ones I did for #Norweb.


DECEMBER 3rd
@n1ckwilton: Day 3 of my #AdvertAdvent - a couple of toothpaste ads from 1992 and 2002.


DECEMBER 4th
@n1ckwilton: Behind the 4th window of my #AdvertAdvent a cheeky little German commercial for Shower Gel from 2001.
  
DECEMBER 5th
@n1ckwilton: Behind the 5th window of my #AdvertAdvent it's a Red Mountain Coffee commercial from 1984.

DECEMBER 6th
@n1ckwilton: Behind the sixth window of my #AdvertAdvent - TV ads for Royal Mail and Kiwi Shoe Polish from 1987.

DECEMBER 7th
@n1ckwilton: In today's #AdvertAdvent window it's an internet informercial for FoneGloo (O2) from 2008:   http://youtu.be/8_VQcIBi6jQ


DECEMBER 8th
@n1ckwilton:2 ads behind today's #AdvertAdvent window for Swiss Lottery & Ecco Magazine (Italy). 

DECEMBER 9th
@n1ckwilton: Cough, cough... 2 German TV commercials behind my #AdvertAdvent window today - Pulmoll (2003) & DayMed (1992).


DECEMBER 10th
@n1ckwilton: #AdvertAdvent 10th window - TV Commercial for Wilde's Brewpack from 1986 with "Professor" #StanleyUnwin.


DECEMBER 11th
@n1ckwilton: In the 11th window of my #AdvertAdvent is this one I did in Holland in 1998 for Macdonalds.

DECEMBER 12th
@n1ckwilton: Behind the 12th window of my #AdvertAdvent are a couple of ads for Electrolux From 1987.

DECEMBER 13th
@n1ckwilton: #AdvertAdvent 13th window - another Norweb TV Ad from 2000.


DECEMBER 14th
@n1ckwilton: Behind the 14th window of my #AdvertAdvent TV Commercials for the AA (1992) and Flora Aerobathon (1994).


DECEMBER 15th
@n1ckwilton: Behind the 15th window of my #AdvertAdvent - me doing a bit of catwalking for Karwei (Holland 1993).

DECEMBER 16th
In the 16th window of my #AdvertAdvent are TV ads for Kew Gardenmate (1993) and Proton Cars (1989). 

DECEMBER 17th
@n1ckwilton: #AdvertAdvent 17th window - German TV ad for Carpets (1995).

  
DECEMBER 18th
@n1ckwilton: Behind the 18th window of my #AdvertAdvent - a couple of Dutch Ice Cream ads from 1997 and 2002.

DECEMBER 19th
@n1ckwilton: In the 19th window of my #AdvertAdvent - Christmas radio ads on air now (thanks to @YaketyYakVoices).

DECEMBER 20th
@n1ckwilton: Window 20 of my #AdvertAdvent - sitting on melted snowman in Specsavers "Sauna" ad + Ch4 Comedy Gala version.


DECEMBER 21st
@n1ckwilton: Behind 21st window of my #AdvertAdvent - a couple of Christmas ads from 1998 and 2005.

DECEMBER 22nd
@n1ckwilton: Back to 1987 today - in the 22nd window of my #AdvertAdvent window this one for The #Metrocentre Christmas Fantasy.


DECEMBER 23rd
@n1ckwilton: In the 23rd window of my #AdvertAdvent - a #ForeverFriends #Christmas Story for Hallmark (through @YaketyYakVoices).


DECEMBER 24th
@n1ckwilton: Happy Christmas Eve!
In the last window of my #AdvertAdvent it's the #Bonco #Christmas ad from #Carrott'sLib (1983).

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sleeping Beauty Blackpool

Thrilled to be back for my 7th season with UK Productions
(my 15th consecutive Christmas playing Dame).
This year I'm playing Nurse Nelly in Sleeping Beauty at the Blackpool Grand - a wonderful Matcham theatre.
It's great working with local legend Steve Royle, who is playing Silly Billy (his 12th panto at the Grand), and to be back with lovely Michael Chance, playing the King, who I was with in Sleeping Beauty in Basingstoke in 2010. 
It's a terrific company this year and Jennifer, Lewis, Hayley and Phoebe are all great fun too.

Reviews etc on my Panto blog: 


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Guys & Dolls Chichester

Guys and Dolls, Chichester Festival 2014 
until September 21st


I've been ensconced in Runyonland since the end of June; it's a wonderful company and I'm having a great time (loving living in my campervan down in Chichester - although the 6 mile cycle into work and back after the show is getting harder as the run goes on).
We finally had our Press Night on Thursday; it was a terrific night and the show has been really well received.

The Week

Here's links to reviews:

http://www.stagereview.co.uk/theatre-review/guys-dolls-review/

http://theatrecat.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/11048703/Guys-and-Dolls-Chichester-Festival-Theatre-review-one-hell-of-an-evening.html

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/guys-and-dolls-chichester-festival-theatre-an-unfaultably-fine-show-with-choreography-from-carlos-acosta-and-a-sizzling-pairing-in-clare-foster-and-jamie-parker-9685126.html

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/aug/22/guys-and-dolls-review-chichester-acosta

http://www.whatsonstage.com/chichester-theatre/reviews/08-2014/guys-and-dolls-chichester_35478.html

http://www.whatsonstage.com/chichester-theatre/news/08-2014/guys-and-dolls-reviews_35480.html

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/40137/guys-and-dolls-img?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheStageReviews+%28The+Stage+%2F+Reviews%29

http://oughttobeclowns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/review-guys-and-dolls-chichester.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Reviews-GUYS-AND-DOLLS-Chichester-Festival-Theatre-August-21st-2014-20140821#.U_d1jp69KSM

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/stage/theatre/article4183438.ece

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/what-s-on/theatre/review-guys-and-dolls-at-chichester-festival-theatre-1-6255601

http://musicaltheatrereview.com/guys-dolls-chichester-festival-theatre/#.U_eXU5K9KSM

http://thelatest.co.uk/brighton/2014/08/22/guys-and-dolls/

http://inthecheapseats.co.uk/post/95468926104/review-guys-and-dolls-chichester-festival-theatre

http://www.thepublicreviews.com/guys-and-dolls-festival-theatre-chichester/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2731371/Sexy-No-Dolls-delightful-QUENTIN-LETTS-reviews-Guys-Dolls-Chichester.html

http://www.monkeymatterstheatre.com/2014/08/guys-and-dolls-chichester-festival.html