Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"When The Horses Went North"

Another P.S. before m'Break!:
Do you remember the summer when Royal Ascot had to canter over the Pennines to York Race course??
When Southerners ventured North and more Northerners than ever before hit this emergency "Ascot" ......and the Queen (as always) adjusted her hat, smiled benignly at the antics of the world and calmly giddy-upped her horses???
Real Royal Ascot was having major improvements so York became host to one of the UK's major summer events....
AND THIS clearly inspired playwright Amanda Whittingham to write her comedy "Ladies Day"....featured a few wks ago at Chester Theatre Club....AND I'm not alone in thinking this was one of The Little Theatre's Very Bests....
The play tells the tale of 4 women fishpackers from the NE who, on a whim, dress in their best and head for York...so unleashing stories and memories, situations and characters...plus comedy and pathos in equal measure.
This play was a delight... thanks to both writer AND actors... and hopefully there'll be more Amanda Whittingham ( and more of these actors!) before long.

SEE CTC website ( http://www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk/contact.htm ) for joining details AND info re 2009/10 Season.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for that! It was good, wasn't it - although I might be a bit biased
Sophie's mum x

11:21 am  
Blogger Debs said...

I don't think I'd heard of this play before. It sounds great though.

8:29 am  
Blogger elizabethm said...

Love the title of this blog,never mind the content!

12:20 am  
Blogger Elise said...

Hello, just wanted to leave you a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading some of your posts today. You have a great site, wonderful pictures and writing.

Best wishes !

2:46 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Sophie's Mum:
Yes, she's amazing! A Natural.

Yes, look out for more.

I suppose titles draw you in...but then the writing has to continue OK to keep you reading...

Thanks Elise. Good to hear you.

11:24 am  

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