The NODA Review:
Very seldom nowadays do you hear an intake
of breath and applause when the tabs go back, but this Widow
did, a beautiful picture of costumes (Carol Stevenson)
and set (Enid Strutt) Orchestra under the baton of Robyn Sevastos
These three ladies certainly know their craft, exquisite sets
costumes and orchestra.
Terry John Bates. You gave us a superlative evenings entertainment
taking your huge cast and giving us perfection in every way,
I cannot fault this production. Great performances from your
leads ,especially Paul Featherstone as Njegus hilarious !!
Kentish Opera you have scored again, every thing about your production
falls well into the mark of excellence".
NODA SE District 5
Very, very enjoyable.
The last time I saw The Merry Widow was
at Sadlers Wells probably in 1958 or 59 with June Bronhill and
Thomas Round. Thank you for the lovely reminder of this lovely
After the performance I could hear the
orchestra sing Happy Birthday to one of their members, it was
also my birthday as well but rather more advanced than any member
of the orchestra.
All round - lovely night.
The first time we have visited The Stag,
unlikely to be the last.
From Pat Williams
Dear Sian, thank you so much for providing
us with those tickets for Friday evening's performance of Merry
Widow, and spoiling us with free programmes and ice creams! We
enjoyed it very much.
It was, as always with KO, excellent in every way. I know John
would have approved! and he would have enjoyed being in it!
PS Kate even managed to get a place in the car park!
From Councillor Jill Davison in her last 4 days as Leader
of Sevenoaks District Council, who wrote:
Dear Sian, thank you for inviting
us to the Merry Widow on Friday. It was an excellent performance
and the costumes were stunning. It was great to talk to the
And I wish to add my words to theirs; firstly
congrats to EVERYONE involved in what was a splendid and so enjoyable
premiere, and secondly massive thanks to all the company for
your incredibly hard work and unique team spirit. Here's
a health to dear Kentish Opera, may we live a hundred years PLUS!!