The Berwickshire News Thursday 26 June 2014
Expectations were high in Coldingham Hall on Friday night as a captive audience took their seats ready to enjoy another instalment of ‘The Sound of Musicals’.
After performing a wealth of old favourites to great aplomb in the first two shows, rather than get complacent the cast turned their talents to numbers from shows that aren’t as high profile as a ‘Les Miserables’ or ‘Grease’.
Raymond Williams was every inch the leading man in ‘Why? Cause I’m A Guy’ and ‘Shouldn’t I Be Less in Love With You?’ from ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’.
Raymond with the powerful ‘Tell My Father’ showed why he has been principal male on many occasions.
... one of the best loved musicals of all time so there’s sure to be people ready to pick fault had the local ensemble not done it justice. But with fantastic acting, fine singing and effective scenery they certainly did Julie Andrews and co proud.
As their father, Captain Von Trapp, Raymond Williams set a fine example. As the role dictated he was quite hard faced but with a softer interior which came to the fore in the touching ‘Edelweiss’ and his scenes with Lyn.
NODA SCOTLAND BORDER DISTRICT 8
Eyemouth Variety Group
'DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'
Old Primary School, Eyemouth
7th – 10th March 2012
The enchanted castle was just magical, with only a few short-lived, menacing moments from The Beast 'Raymond Williams' until he “learned to control his temper”. His strong and very touching portrayal earned him due credit.
Annie the Musical - 2010.
Oliver has audience asking for more!
The Berwickshire News Wednesday 18 March 2009
... as the audience made their way out at the end they commented more on the quality of the production rather than on how much they had "enjoyed" it.
The quality was very good - and at times excellent. 'You've got to pick a pocket' was especially well done, with Fagin (Raymond Williams) and the bairns in Fagin's gang.
Raymond Williams was splendid and convincing as Fagin. More than one of his audience thought he was just what they had always imagined Fagin to be.
Talent shines through at Eyemouth
The Berwickshire News Wednesday 21 March 2007
Thanks to the expertise and verve of the cast we were treated to a dazzling, funny, tuneful and thoroughly entertaining show.
... Raymond Williams and Lyn Manderson gave to Ramon (the mysterious Zorro) and Raquelita his neglected girlfriend more substance than the script deserved. They also gave us a couple of polished duets, "Love Stay in My Heart" being especially pleasing.