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The Good Old Days

Produced by: Mrs Christine Hall, Miss Jennie Davey and Luke Moulsher

21st - 25th February 2017

A comedy cornucopia, an excess of garrulous and loquacious avidity, and a sensational selection of songs give rise to an evening awash with nostalgia recreating the magic of The City Varieties.

Welcome to our comedy cornucopia, an excess of garrulous and loquacious avidity and a sensational selection of songs giving rise to an evening awash with nostalgia recreating the magic of The Good Old Days scripted by that master of the vernacular Mr Charlie Cook.

Your Master of Ceremonies for the evening:

The prodigious, phenomenal Mr David Garner.

The Programme

Act One

A maudlin memorable medley featuring Mr Luke Moulsher and your good selves

Cockney Medley featuring the Young Players (and not so young!)

The Battle of Hastings (a monologue of ponderous significance) Miss Jill Barney

Summer Time Miss Norma Besso

Ventriloquist Extraordinaire Miss Jackie Evans and her Dummy (Jennie Davey)

Three Little Maids Miss Elizabeth Bradbury, Miss Christine Blease and Miss Martina Davey

The Boy in the Gallery Miss Rebekah Higginbotham

Soup of the Day (a sketch of jocular jocose) Miss Christine Hall, Mr David Carney and Miss Jill Barney

We're a Couple of Swells Miss Elizabeth Bradbury and Miss Jennie Davey

The Blue Danube (a playful rendition) featuring Mr Luke Moulsher and your sportive selves

Interval twenty-minute parenthesis to relieve and refresh yourselves

Act Two

Seaside Medley featuring Miss Christine Hall and the Young Players

Sand Dance Miss Elizabeth Bradbury, Mr Martin Davey and Mr David Carney

Swing Low Sweet Chariot Miss Norma Besso

If I Were Not Upon This Stage Miss Elizabeth Bradbury and the Young Players

Popsy and Wopsy as themselves

The Strongman (a display of unequalled strength and vigour) Mr Martin Davey and his assistant Miss Kitty Hinde

Get Me to the Church on Time Miss Jennie Davey

A Decorator's Nightmare (a vignette of veritable virtuosity) Miss Elizabeth Bradbury and Marcus Besso

Finale The Company and your good selves!

The Young Players
Miss Scarlett Dean, Miss Rebekah Higginbotham, Miss Sophie Monk, Miss Holly Gibson, Miss Kitty Hinde, Miss Nicole Harper and Master Marcus Besso
 
Musical Director Mr Luke Moulsher
Choreography and WardrobeMrs Christine Hall
PropsMiss Jackie Evans
LightingMr Chris Toms
Stage Design and DecorationMr Nathaniel Hall
Set ConstructionMr Stephen Hall
Mr Nathaniel Hall
Mr Luke Moulsher