Day 15 - Wednesday 12 August


Today's events:
  • In the Carte - Michael Rayner
  • Patience - Trent Opera
  • Festival Club with cabaret from Trent
  • Contents:
  • In the Carte
  • Patience
  • The Festival Club


  • In the Carte by Michael Rayner

    Michael treated us to an entertaining and well sung autobiographical ramble through his life, which was refreshing in its honesty and good humour.

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    Picture of Michael Rayner and Hilary Morgan
    Michael Rayner with accompanist Hilary Morgan (Festival Repetiteur)


    Patience by Trent Opera

    Director: Andrew Nicklin
    Musical Director: Christine Nicklin

    Setting - Lady Jane's country house in Wiltshire
    Time - approximately 30 years ago

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    Picture of Saphir and ladies
    Twenty Love Sick Maidens we

    Outside Patience's Tea Shop

    If love is a thorn, they show no wit

    Patience (Deborah Norman) on her third attempt in spelling the word 'mousse'.

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    Picture of Pateince

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    Picture of Jane, Ella, Angela and Saphir
    There is a transcendentality of delirium

    Lady Jane (Margaret Askam), Ella (Irene Cassidy), Saphir (Vivien Easom) and Lady Angela (Clare McDouall)

    The Soldiers of our Queen
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    Picture of the Dragoons

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    Picture of the Tank
    The spectacular arrival of the Colonel

    If you want a receipt for that popular mystery

    The Colonel (Stephen Godward)

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    Picture of the Tank

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    Picture of Bunthorne
    Though my book I seem to scan

    Reginald Bunthorne (Andrew Booth)

    Long years ago

    Lady Angela and Patience share tea and cake in Patience's tea shop

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    Picture of Angela and Patience in shop

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    Picture of Grosvenor and Patience
    I may say at once, I'm a man of propertee

    Archibald Grosvenor (Simon Theobald) and Patience

    Come walk up and purchase with avidity

    Bunthorne hands out raffle tickets supervised by his Solicitor (John Dick)

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    Picture of the raffle

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    Picture of Jane and Bunthorne
    Everything has gone wrong with me since that smug-faced idiot came here

    Lady Jane wheels on Bunthorne (and then proceeds to attend to her bees)

    If Saphir I choose to Marry

    Saphir and the Duke (David Parkins)

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    Picture of the Duke

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    Picture of Patience and Grosvenor
    Go, I shall never set eyes on you again

    Patience and the common-place Grosvenor

    Duke!

    Lady Jane forsakes Bunthorne for the Duke

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    Picture of Jane with Duke at end


    The Festival Club with Cabaret by Trent Opera

    As you would expect from this Company the cabaret was well sung.


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