... a bit Suffolk
|sa 18 Jun|
|fr 11 Nov|
Those Thomas Mills musicals just keep getting better. Grease appeared to have half the school in the chorus, the beauticians looked just perfect and a little unintentional corpseing just added to it. The pitch went west occasionally but it doesn't matter, the wonderful musical director Mr Hanley left absolutely nobody in any doubt where the beat was and everything was done with complete commitment and enthusiasm. It was a privilege to see the leads as they came off stage pumped up to the stratosphere on adrenalin, squealing, jumping up and down and hugging each other. The over hugged lady in the pic above is Mrs Ross (née Watts) the teacher/director and it did strike us as a distinct improvement on our own schooldays ... but then we went to an all boys school :)
Posh Do in the Poor House
Bit of excitement even before the Posh Do started when one of the Gainsborough Quartet was in a car accident on Friday so it was the Arbutus String Trio who gamely took on one hundred chattering Friends of Sir Robert Hitchams. There was the inevitable raffle but there were prizes like a bottle of gin. There will be other Friends money raisers but Mark Perkins wasn't sure whether the Posh Do will become an annual event. We think it should .