Nov 4th and 5th 2011 in Gloucester
Nov 4th, Amberley Parish rooms.
Our first return to Gloucestershire after 3 and a half years courtesy of Air In G. First stop was Amberley, home of the unfettered cattle and we experienced unfettered relief on arrival after a gruelling journey on the M42.
We were greeted with the best flapjacks in England and the most colourfully carpeted stage in England; not content with contending with cows on the golf course, this village also like sheep on the stage! The Parish Rooms are situated below the Church and we had to compete with choir practice - but then the choir had to compete with the Opera Dudes and I think we won. Great show.
Nov 5th Dursley
We left Amberley in the morning on the way to our next destination, Dursley. On our way we experienced the delights of Waterley Bottom - must go back to the doctor next week.
Now, elegance is not a word that immediately springs to mind when thinking of Dursley. However we were fortunate enough to perform at the very elegant Kingshill House. Only one problem - the performance was due to take place on the first floor! Help was at hand, however, and before we knew it we had a stage, lights, cameras and action...Talking of the stage, last time we were here the stage was so high it felt like we were standing on an oil rig. This time they had a new vertigo-free arrangement which was perfect.
|mmmm French Waiters?|
The show was a great success with the exception of an unfortunate interruption by a rather intemperate and badly dressed local resident - called himself Cyril and bore an uncanny resemblance to Neil in a wig!
Anyway we seemed to leave the good residents of Dursley with smiles on their faces, although there were a couple from Wooton-Under-Edge looking a little disconsolate but then, that's understandable. Happy Anniversary Glen and Gilly!
We loved the show tonight in Dursley. I'm going to tell all my friends about it - especially "O Sole Mio"!! Rachelx
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