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09 January 2020Theatre visit report; The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
24 November 2019Day visit; Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, (National Trust Property)
05 November 2019Opera visit; Bizet's Carmen in Birmingham
23 October 2019Day visit; Richard III Museum, Leicester and Battle of Bosworth, Heritage Centre
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15 June 2019Ukraine trip, Summer 2019

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Theatre visit report; The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
Thursday 09 January 2020

On Thursday, 9th January The Arts Society Worcester organised a treat to give us a good start to the New Year.   We were told to meet at Perdiswell (free parking) to board the coach at 10.30 to go to Stratford to see the musical from David Walliams' book of The Boy in the Dress. Sue Russell-Jones checked us all on her list and then we set off. We got to Stratford in very good time for an early lunch in one of the many restaurants over the road before the show and then settled down in our very good seats in the stalls.

 

We all thoroughly enjoyed the performance.   We thought the set was wonderful and the acting was superb.  As for the costumes....  The young boy, Dennis, was outstanding and while there were some absolutely hilarious moments (especially with Raj in the local corner shop waggling his eyebrows) he took us on a sensitive journey featuring the relationship between his parents, the loss of his mother when she walked out and his father's conflicting opinions of shame and final acceptance of his son wearing a dress.   The music and the play had a feel good atmosphere and we all came out feeling suitably uplifted.  The coach was waiting right outside the door and there was the usual friendly atmosphere on board.   Many thanks for a wonderful day out.

 Lucy Fisher