What a splendid show it was, the Gordon Craig Theatre really did us proud with the set up in the Ellen Terry Suite, excellent PA system, all set up, tables and chairs, bar open, everything we needed to put the show on, it was a trifle warm as the air conditioning in the whole of the Stevenage leisure centre complex had given up the ghost earlier in the day but they supplied us with air chillers and opened the patio / smoking area so anyone who needed to could escape and cool down.
It was a pleasure to see many old friends and Parnassus supporters among the paying guests and for the first half we had the pleasure of the Mayor & Mayoress of Stevenage in the audience.
This is more or less how the evening went:-
7:45 – 7:55 Mingle, drinks, settle down
|7:55 - 8.10 Introduction to the evening and a poem or 2 - Grant|
|8.10 - 8.25 Graeme Lloyd|
|8.25 - 8.30 Francesca June|
|8.30 - 8.50 Smokin’ Dick Burns (Nick)|
8.50 - 8.55 Grant
8.55 - 9.00 Francesca June
|9.30 - 9.45 Joy T Chance|
|9.45 - 10.00 Chris Ripple|
|10:00 - 10.05 Francesca June|
10:05 – 10:10 Grant
|10:10 – 10:25 J.S Watts|
|10:25 – 10:30 Francesca June – Final song|
10.30 Grant - Fare Thee Well, Send them home smiling!
Everyone did so incredibly well, it was a splendid show, everyone who stayed for the whole show seemed to enjoy the evening immensely and I, as organiser, wish to publicly thank everyone who took part, everyone who came along and everyone involved in the background, what a night, we did it and we did it good!