Thursday 22nd December
The Elves and the Carpenter
Selston Parish Hall
The Elves and the Carpenter performed by The Bad Apple Theatre Company at Selston Village Hall was great Christmas entertainment for all the family. Mrs Claus and Mrs Carpenter and two elves took us from the North Pole to Australia and back again – in a sleigh, of course. All the other characters were played by puppets who had accents to match the countries they were in. Audience participation involved providing fuel for the sleigh – Brussel sprouts or stars – what else? The music was good too, especially the song The Elves Have Left the Building which inspired the show. Would you believe that the entire show was performed by just two actresses …… Brilliant!
Monday 12th December
Comfort and Joy
Lace Market Theatre
Thirteen members went to the Lace Market Theatre to see this Mike Harding comedy. The Evening Post critic described it: “This is comedy of course, but it suffers from the troublesome flaw of not being funny.” This Theatre Group were also less than impressed. Lovely little theatre though.
Very mixed views last night. A slow and flat start spoiled even more by a very loud prompt due to the lead character being deaf ! (sounds funny now I admit). The second half was a lot more lively and funny but the play lacked polish.
Everyone loved the old cosy theatre which had very good seating with good views from all seats and a friendly bar. All enjoyed the evening as a whole and discussion continued at the tram stop and on the tram.
Friday 25th November
A night at the Playhouse didn’t have the best start. We booked a pre-show meal which was a disaster. Started ok with the starters then a long wait for the main. Cath didn’t get her main till most of us had finished, by this time it was too late to eat it, the ones that ordered dessert didn’t get them as too late. Some of the food was inedible. Val did a stirling job so we didn’t have to pay for any food. Thank goodness Alladin made up for it. We all enjoyed it and had a good laugh. Left feeling hungry but happy. Oh yes we did.
Saturday, 29th October 2016
The group attended the Saturday night performance of Footloose presented by the Kimberley based Nowmads group. They put on a sizzling show, all singing, all dancing, full of pizzazz. It had the works including comedy and tragedy.
Ren was not looking forward to the move to Bomont and was shocked to find that dancing was banned. A tragedy had occurred 5 years earlier and it was the town councils way to cope but Ren persuaded them otherwise. Rusty stood out for me with her exaggerated moves, a joy to watch. The show really picked up for the second half as the story unfolded.
This amateur group gave a very professional performance and should be very proud of their performance.
Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Royal Concert Hall
Brilliant fun for Halloween, for rock fans. Some of the audience dressed up. Myself and Val had a great time.