The Merry Widow - May 2015


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".

Gordon Harris
NODA SE District 5


Other Comments:

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 light-weight operetta.

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 cast afterwards. “

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!!”