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Review: On The Air – West Lane Lane Baptist Amateurs
On The Air – West Lane Lane Baptist Amateurs The Haworth group’s production was a superb recollection of the ghastly horrors of what the world endured 100 years ago.
It was a great gribute to the society, whose brainchild captivated audiences with a cast of 31 directed by Christine Ingham, conducted by Pam Dimbleby and accompanied by Anne Mott.
The first part of the mock BBC wireless programme began with a song reminding us that 100 years is a long, long time.
Jo, Chris and Janet then outlined their contribution to the society’s success, Janet Bastow’s hilarious modesty winning the day.
The solo from HMS Pinafore trailed the group’s forthcoming 50th anniversary production in November before Janet’s husband Tim had us in stitches with his monologue, and Gary Coleman in Much Haworth in the Moor reminded us of the fun we had on the Light Programme.
Jasmine, the youngest member of the cast, thrilled us with her solo and later with her moving appearance in the 1914 Tribute.
Michael Lofthouse directed a poignant dramatisation of memories of the War Janine led us beautifully into We’ll Meet Again and, finally, the Hour To Say Goodbye, with hardly a dry eye in the house.