Reviews

Over the years we have received some fantastic reviews and feedback! We look forward to hearing what our audiences have to say about our performances and would love to hear from you.

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Festival 2018

I went to watch festival last night and it was really good. Well done all x

Catherine

Noda – Rapunzel – Feb 2018

This was another original panto written by the group’s talented writer Betty Morris.… Read more “Noda – Rapunzel – Feb 2018”

Wendy Winterburn

Noda – Refuge – Oct 2017

Betty’s inspiration for the play came from current issues including experimentation in genetics, global warming and the madness of our World Leaders and how they might affect our future.  The result was a very compelling play that took these issues and made them into everyday for the characters.… Read more “Noda – Refuge – Oct 2017”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Fittest – May 2017

hysterically funny play set in the Sparkle Deluxe Spa and Health Club… Read more “Noda – Fittest – May 2017”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Red and Robin Hood – Feb 2017

As always it is lovely seeing the range of ages on the stage and the younger members did very well considering that there was a virus going around.… Read more “Noda – Red and Robin Hood – Feb 2017”

Wendy Winterburn

Noda – Images – Oct 2016

The stage was set for two very different periods; one in present time and one set in the 1930’3. The switch between the periods was made by lighting effects and worked very well. The story ran almost in parallel with similar consequences and as the story evolved it sadly proved that very little has changed in the intervening time. … Read more “Noda – Images – Oct 2016”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Restoration – May 2016

Restoration, another play penned by the very talented Betty Morris was set in the year 1750. The storyline was a great romp and focussed on a coaching house where the meeting of travellers for their business intrigue and liaisons was the ideal setting.… Read more “Noda – Restoration – May 2016”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Babes in the Wood – Feb 2016

All the musical numbers kept the feet tapping and the set and costumes were very colourful.
It was a lovely evening and thank you to Magna for inviting me to come.… Read more “Noda – Babes in the Wood – Feb 2016”

Wendy Winterburn

Noda – Isolation – Oct 2015

This was such a powerful production and so well acted by everyone. The maturity of the children who behaved in such a cold and callous way was chilling. Thankfully they knew they were pushing their own boundaries to make it convincing. Most of the adults were downright nasty and it gave me a perverse pleasure that they got their comeuppance in the end!… Read more “Noda – Isolation – Oct 2015”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Matching – May 2015

You can always rely on Magna to do regional accents and they do them extremely well which gives a greater depth to their performances. There was not a miss-cast character in sight and everyone performed to a very high standard.… Read more “Noda – Matching – May 2015”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Snow Queen – Feb 2015

The set was beautiful, especially the Snow Queen’s Palace. Its ‘frozen’ appearance made it very special, and was complimented perfectly by Queen Mariella and Jack Frost’s costumes. In fact all of the costumes were lovely and showed just how talented the Magna team are.… Read more “Noda – Snow Queen – Feb 2015”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Rowanberry – Oct 2014

Magna’s plays are never predictable and this one was no exception; the story they told was difficult, the message it gave was powerful and the ending was unexpected, and once again, I loved it. … Read more “Noda – Rowanberry – Oct 2014”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Fitter – May 2014

‘Fitter’ was the follow up to ‘Fit’ penned by the remarkable Betty Morris. It is set in a Health Spa with bumbling and incompetent staff and there are shenanigans aplenty; it was another hysterical romp which had the audience literally holding their sides with laughter.… Read more “Noda – Fitter – May 2014”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Alice in Pantoland – Feb 2014

I loved the modern references especially to the Z factor!  The songs kept the feet tapping and I personally enjoyed the Material Girl and also singing in the rain numbers!  The choreography was very good and you could see that Young Magna had worked very hard on their numbers.… Read more “Noda – Alice in Pantoland – Feb 2014”

Wendy Winterburn

Noda – Bloodline – Oct 2013

Magna’s latest drama, written and directed by Betty Morris, called Bloodline, was a complicated story about a secret that had taken place years before. This was acted by the cast in the present time but also as their ancestors in 1937. The seamless switch between the two periods worked well.… Read more “Noda – Bloodline – Oct 2013”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Toad in a Hole – July 2013

Magna’s Youth Group did a wonderful job with their production of Toad in a Hole. It was very funny and the costumes looked great, the makeup was fantastic and certainly helped to identify the characters that they were portraying.… Read more “Noda – Toad in a Hole – July 2013”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Sandiscenes – May 2013

This was another comedy from the pen of Betty Morris in true farce style and which made for a most enjoyable evening. The play was set in a holiday park in Morecambe with Sarah Jenkins as Proprietor who had illusions of grandeur on a budget!… Read more “Noda – Sandiscenes – May 2013”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Mandrake – Oct 2012

The fact that whilst watching Mandrake I felt extremely uncomfortable at times as the plot unravelled, is a good indication of how well the cast performed this well written play that tackled the sensitive topic of child and adult abuse, both physical and psychological.… Read more “Noda – Mandrake – Oct 2012”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Reality – May 2012

This clever play gave the audience an insight into the machinations of the world of reality TV.
I particularly enjoyed the audience participation from the very interfering Grandmother (Val). It was another Magna success, well done everyone.… Read more “Noda – Reality – May 2012”

Louise Hickey MBE

Noda – Echoes – Oct 2011

This atmospheric drama was a haunting, and at times spine tingling, very sad experience which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I love a good mystery thriller and this was exactly that. The clever use of the studio theatre made the audience feel a part of the drama, so much so, that I felt quite trapped on occasions, as I am sure was intended.… Read more “Noda – Echoes – Oct 2011”

Louise Hickey MBE
NODA West Midlands

Noda – FIT – May 2011

A Health Spa: Incompetent staff; hysterical clients; a Hen party and a body in the sauna! What a farce! Well paced throughout, the cast had the audience rocking with laughter.… Read more “Noda – FIT – May 2011”

Louise Hickey MBE
NODA West Midlands