They say that good things come in little packages
The G-man has stepped out and into the Christmas cheer
Puccini’s La Boheme at the ENO…..
Well, Puccini could be sung in a shed and it would still
But this was great as great can be…..
The American opera star with a name like a porn star…..
…..Angel Blue ! ! ! ! !
It’s actually her real name…..
…..and at nearly 6 feet tall her frame is as big as her
Angel who plays Mimi used to be a serial American beauty
So there you have it…..
…..an alluring mix of beauty, the statuesque, talent and
So we are agreed she is big but what about the small packages
Step forward the…..
…..Herne Bay Little Theatre
all 72 seats of her ! ! ! ! !
AmDram heaven !
This year’s panto performance was ‘Treasure Island’
ALL SOLD OUT
And little wonder
The G-man laughed and laughed again
English culture still gets it
I loved the dinner-jacketed gentleman that walked down
the aisle at the interval with a tray of ice cream tubs
slung round his neck
And in true British tradition all the proceeds from last
night’s performance went to a local charity
The theatre itself is not on the high street but in a
residential road that presents orienteering challenges to
those without satnav who want to meet the curtain-up
All told it was like stepping back in time to the 1950s
So from the sublimely English to the faintly worrying
More precisely the Hoodeners of Whitstable
This old tradition has been revived and now serves to give
an odd form of joy to imbibers
Essentially they are a sort of singing and acting troupe
of demented morris dancers
Mummers by another name !
For those with wild imaginations this is the stuff of…..
‘The Wicker Man’-infused nightmares
Apparently the Whistable crew normally arrive late and pissed
Who’s driving ? me wonders ! ! !
There is no high brow or low brow culture anymore
Just simply whatever floats your boat culture…..
…..and the Groover has been properly entertained by three
contenders in the past week
Food ? ? ? ? ?
Why, of course, there was plenty of it…..
…..all traditional British fare…..
…..after Treasure Island it was a…..
…..curry at Ghandi’s in Herne Bay
You can’t get any more British than that in 2014 !