Sunday, 12 December 2010
Ticket to a Magical Mystery Ride!
#169: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Today I would like to highlight a marvellous amateur dramatic production that we witnessed today over in Llanymynech on the Welsh/English border. The Role Play Theatre Workshop presented a fantastic Beatles based pantomime entitled TICKET to RIDE: the Magical Mystery Tour to The Snow Queen by Helen Chapman. This production was in aid of Hope House Children's Hospices with the goal of raising a cool £1,000!
This was a wonderful theatrical creation weaving together those classic Beatles tracks into an entertaining seasonal special, acted and sung well by a bunch of talented kids with one or two adults in tow! I have to say that it was an absolute pleasure to hear songs like "Yesterday", "Eleanor Rigby", "All You Need Is Love" and "Help!" performed so heartily by this company. A special mention for the musical quartet of our friends Dickon and Trish Faux-Nightingale plus Helen Chapman [the writer] and Janet Browne is most assuredly deserved. It's a good thing to see the grandchildren of the Beatles generation belting out their songs in this kind of setting. Well done guys! Now for that ELO themed musical of mine ...
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 12-Dec-2010