Review by Marilyn Barber
For just two performances, local people were transported through a celebration of seventy years of popular culture, from rock’n’roll to rap and from spam fritters to sushi.
13 members of the company – Mike Andrews, Peter Gutteridge, Richard Harker, Dawn Hollington, Chris Hughes, Estelle Hughes, Helen Kuster, David Pile, Jenny Sigley, Karen Ward, Mark Ward, Peter Watson and Nikki Wilson – each took on multiple acting and singing roles.
There were a number of innovative pieces such as Shakespeare being guided by Dr Who through the decades and a newsreel presentation by Dawn Hollington reminding the audience of salient news items.
The rendition of popular adverts of the time got the audience joining in.
However, that wasn’t the only opportunity for us all to sing along as the programme had the words of Fings Ain’t What They Used to Be, Hard Day’s Night, a Queen medley and Sweet Caroline which added to the enjoyment of the evening.
The re-enactment of two sketches were particularly well received – the famous ‘fork handles’ from the Two Ronnies and a Pete and Dud sketch.
A light hearted and fun evening.
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