Nostalgic Night at the Music Hall

St George's Theatre, Yarmouth

St George's Theatre, Yarmouth

The intimate atmosphere of St George's Theatre is well suited to this tasteful recreation by the Great Yarmouth Operatic and Dramatic Society of the traditional Old Time Music Hall.

Proceedings are conducted with aplomb by our worthy chairman with her gavel, Dusty Miller, who welcomes everyone to her “coven of conviviality”.

This splendid production is enhanced by the senior members of Dusmagrik young people's theatre company who play their parts with poise and professionalism.

In the first half of the production, our capital city of London is cleverly evoked with Cockney songs and vernacular.

Following the introduction, the cast sing of the delights of love and marriage and Keith Hawkins tells most touchingly of his devotion to his “dear old Dutch”.

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The plight of the poor girl forsaken at the altar is examined as is that of the permanent bridesmaid who is in contrast to the devoted wife portrayed by Mary Applewhaite.

During the evening the society illustrate their versatility with a touch of the Irish. David Applewhaite sings rather beautifully I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen and there is speculation as to activities following the coronation of King Edward.

A medley of nautical niceties is among the highlights of this music hall, especially the rowing song performed by members of Dusmagrik against an attractive backcloth of Gorleston seafront.

The show, which has gorgeous costumes, is directed by Graham Turner.

t Nostalgic Night at the Music Hall continues every Wednesday at 7.45pm at St George's Theatre, until August 30.