Our sponsored event this year, not forgetting the prosecco beforehand, was a great success. We were delighted to see that one of the Friends, Christine Robinson, had donned regency gear, self-made, specially for the evening!
The title of the improvised play, Ascent of a Balloon, was picked out of a hat from the audience’s (very odd) suggestions and we were treated to a veritable tour de force. Perhaps nearer to a French farce than a witty Jane Austen novel, it incorporated the Napoleonic Wars, French espionage, motherless daughters, wicked future stepmother, a balloon powered by sparrows and a double marriage to conclude! All acted with aplomb by very young and enthusiastic actors.