Hello hello hello!
Dashing this off in the middle of rehearsals for – can you believe it? – the Fascinating Aïda Autumn Tour! Yes, it’s really happening. We’re testing negative and feeling positive! Two brand new songs, a LOT of rewriting, a fully updated show, new hairstyles…and of course, the wonderful Michael Roulston and his ten dazzling fingers on piano – oh the excitement!
Sadly, for obvious reasons of germ-swap risks, we won’t be able to come out front after the show to meet and greet you in the foyer as in days of yore, or “In the Before Times” as I like to intone in a doomy West Country accent.
On second thoughts… Am I allowed to put on an accent from a region where I didn’t grow up these days? One never do know in these Woke times. I did go to Dorset on holiday for nearly 20 years in a row – does that count? It’s all so complicated and OF COURSE we have a song about it, ha ha!
So come along and hear us turn the air blue with our customary scabrous irreverence. And in spite of the sad, strange and unsettling era in which we find ourselves, it’s a very cheering show.
Stay well, stay safe and be good. We hope to follow at least two of these strictures.