The JADC have been back in action this week in The Studio at Jersey's Opera House. This time without a full-blown orchestra and without a full ensemble. Just a few props, in an intimate setting and some of the stalwarts of the club acting alongside some of its newer members.
The enthusiasm on stage was fuelled by the energy surging out from the orchestra pit below ... I thought the London Philharmonic Orchestra was down there and there were only 11 of them.
So I hedged a bit before posting a parody of Le Mis, believing that nobody has the right to take the micheal out of such a beautiful contribution to the musical theatre ... but it really made me smile so I couldn't help myself.
Life is a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows and capturing its bittersweet essence in the written word is far from easy, but I can only learn from the brilliance of Willy Russell and Sally Wainwright. And who knows? One day I just might write it right.
Imagine a sisterhood—across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best ... Gillian Anderson
I frequently wax lyrical about how many incredibly talented people live on the small island of Jersey. Visitors to the island that were in the audience at the Opera House last night to see the Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club's performance of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables could have been forgiven for thinking they were in... Continue Reading →
Wish I was in New York right now, but for those of you lucky enough to be, here is one not to miss @ 59E59. Fascinating Aida's Dillie Keane takes her one woman show to New York. Like it says on the packet, she is funny, gutsy and brutally honest. With Michael Roulston on... Continue Reading →
Don't worry. Social Media maybe awash with crying imojis, but I can assure you there is nothing to worry about. All it means is that the fabulous five have now become the fantastic four as the show goes on with Jamie, Matt, Tom and Michael as a four piece. We all wish Richard well and eagerly await news of his plans.