Saturday 24th March 2012
Our second night in Hampshire this week and we were off to Longparish, a delightful village in the heart of rural Hampshire – all leafy lanes, thatched roofs and ladies with labradors and green willies - or is it thatched ladies, leafy labradors and lots of welly in the lanes, I can never remember?! We arrived to find out that we weren’t performing in the Village Hall but the Community Hall, attached to the Primary School.
Very nice modern venue – bijou stage, but in moveable chunks, so we could make it work for us. Jelly, ice cream and fizzy pop for the audience, all provided by the delightful David, who wasn’t a leafy-laned, green-wellied, thatched southerner at all but is an East-Midlander like Neil and hails originally from Mansfield. Well, you can’t have everything!
|The singing lesson went down a treat|
We had a delicious meal – managed not to eat anyone else’s tea (see Blog for 23rd March in Medstead) and all was going smoothly.
The good burghers of Longparish are a very cultured lot – some more lively that others, no mention of names in the corner – and indeed we had the whole local choir in the audience. No-one was owning up to it, but apparently they were all there!
|You love me really?|
However, despite their obvious breeding and cultural awareness, they really seemed to enjoy the show, which is always a good thing. In fact we even had some posh feedback – ‘Absolutely top drawer. We must invite them back next year.’ Don’t worry – we’ll be back!!
Opera dudes in Action!!