Aug 30

The second part of the show, introduced by a stereotype compere, was a parody of the Royal Variety Performance. Mocking the standard format the audience was, amongst other items, treated to a string of impersonations of Barbara Windsor (not of the Royal Family) Cilla Black, Julian Clary [sic] and Shirley Bassey who's Goldfinger was turned into Old Singer - cruel. Jean Warner in these female roles, plus her impersonation of the Queen, was a delight. The satirical revue was refreshingly exuberant, members of the team being accompanied by musicians under the direction of Susana Castellot.

Sadly, it's not possible to credit each performer with their individual turns but they made a great team. Perhaps future programmes could identify who's who? The show concluded with a good old Cockney sing-a-long knees-up with the small, but perfectly formed appreciative audience joining in with gusto. Finally, Land of Hope and Glory, complete with Britannia รก la Proms was sung with genuine feeling. Energy, talent and pzazz [sic] are very much a part of this company which deserved a much larger audience - don't miss out next time!

Wendy Keeling Taylor