Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot…?

No they should not! Well, here we are a week into the New Year and easing ourselves back into the thick of it (and our work jeans) after a fortnight of festive feasting. How are we all? Well I hope…

Anyhow, just a quick message from Voices Central to say a HUGE thank you to all those who came, saw and pulled crackers at our Christmas event, which was an absolute humdinger. The usual mix of music, mirth and mayhem, and of course those all-important words that provide the common thread through all our performance pieces. A good time had by all as per, with the added bonus of festive nibbles and a gamut of silly extras.

A slightly longer gap than usual between now and our next Voices event, because Peppy and I (David) have rather terrifyingly been signed up for panto in February, and as we’re complete virgins to that kind of thing we’re going to be concentrating all of our efforts into learning our lines and stage directions and practising our galloping for those scenes in which we have foolishly agreed to play the pantomime horse. We’ll post further details a little nearer the time, but it would be lovely if some of you came along to cheer us on as we make total asses of ourselves in the pursuit of a few laughs and a very wicked little chap by the name of Rumplestiltskin.

Coming back to Voices, we will, of course, be keen to get back into the saddle, if you’ll excuse the pun, and will announce a date for early March as soon as we have it finalised. In the meantime, Peppy and I will be doin’ a few of our poems (to paraphrase a certain Ms Ayres) to support Voices and Word Up regular Harry Barden on the official launch of his first collection. That’s at the end of this month – Wednesday 30th –  and rumour has it that as well as ourselves and other guest poets there will be a bit of an open mic, so if you fancy having a go make sure to get down to Javabean in good time to throw your name into the hat!

panto horse

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