The Play that Goes Wrong - Wednesday, 3rd April

All who went to see this stage production agreed that it was a very clever and funny show with excellent timing by the actors and the props.  Laughter started within five minutes of taking our seats when we were told that we needed to look out for a black French Bulldog (a cast member) which appeared to have broken lose and we were asked to look under our seats and all around.

The storyline was that the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society were putting on a 1920s murder mystery but, as the title suggests, everything that could go wrong, did !  The accident prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!  Brilliant, almost slapstick, comedy.

Brick Lane Panto - Mother Goosed - Wednesday, 30th January 2019

What a fantastic afternoon out - we laughed until it hurt.

Brick Lane Music Hall was itself a surpirse as it is a converted unused church but as soon as you step inside you are in the world of a music hall.  Instead of sitting in seats in rows as with usual threatres, the audience are seated at tables and chairs to facilitate the cream tea which was provided at the interval - and what a cream tea it was - an assortment of fresh club sandwiches and a huge selection of cakes and scones, all served by friendly and helpful waiters.

The performance itself was brilliant and professional with stunning costumes  - hosted by the founder of Brick Lane Music Hall, Vincent Hayes.

Vincent Hayes founded the Music Hall in 1992 and in 2013 was awarded an MBE for services to British Music Hall and his contribution to the community. The Music Hall has involvement in community outreach projects, from school workshops and programmes to entertainment for the elderly, as well as supporting other charities.  The Brick Lane Music Hall Charity was established in 1996 to take music hall entertainment to the elderly and those genuinely unable to travel to the theatre in care homes, day care, hospices and long-stay wards.

It is most definitely well worth a visit and hopefully Lets Dance Melange will organise another trip to this amazing venue.  Contact via email to request a show or sponsor a show is:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

website: www.bricklanemusichall.co.uk

Photos of our visit will be added shortly.

 

 

Horley Leisure Centre

We had been asked by Steph Thorpe,  the Health & Fitness Supervisor at the Horley Leisure Centre, if some of the members of Lets Dance Melange would give a demonstration of our dance routines at the Centre's 60+ Club group.  This was arranged and  took place in July.  The following is Steph's comments on the event:

'Lets Dance came together with our 60+ Club group, along with members of the public, for a dance session at Horley Leisure Centre.  I wanted to showcase what different senior groups are doing within our community and coming together as part of a fun way of keeping fit, as well as from a social perspective.

It was a nice collaboration of different community groups coming together to share their experiences of keeping fit within a fun, social environment.'

 

 

 

Walk - Black Horse, Reigate Heath - Saturday, 9th June 2018

This was a more challenging walk of 4.20 miles and included slopes, steps and stiles, covering woodland trails, open farm land and lovely views.  Wandering along the Greensand Way, which runs along the bottom of Colley Hill and Juniper Hill.  There was a welcome break of 10 minutes to sit, snack and rest.

 

 

Tina - Aldwych Theatre - Wednesday, 6th June 2018

 

A fabulous show depicting the life of Tina Turner - from her humble beginnings as Anna Mae Bullock, with an abusive father, through the hardship she endured in her business and personal relationship with Ike Turner and finally to success in her own right as Tina Turner. 

What a performance given by the whole cast:  so much energy, particularly at the end of the show when the audience were invited to get out of their seats and dance while Adrienne belted out three of Tina's popular songs.  Adrienne gave a very convincing and outstanding  performance as Tina:  she even got Tina's 'dance' moves to a "T" and you could have thought it was Tina singing.

Another very enjoyable theatre trip for LDM.

 

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