A nostalgic musical trip through pop culture

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JUST when you thought that the Spotlight Players couldn’t get any better, they did!

A wonderful medley of songs and sketches took the audience from the England of 1952 to the present day.

Memories were evoked of well-loved children’s shows, “Bill and Ben” and “Rainbow”, the music of The Beatles, Queen and Elton John, and popular TV programmes, “The Generation Game”, “Fawlty Towers” and “Dad’s Army”, to name a few.

The finale was a lusty rendition of the National Anthem, sung by both cast and audience.

Producer Natasha Gausden could be justifiably proud of her talented cast. “Super Greatgran” Bonnie Beck made a truly regal Queen (and game show cheat!) as well as proving her dancing skills along with the best.

Hazel Gausden was hilarious in her various roles as Frank Spencer, Manuel and Captain Mainwaring.

Di Lace (aka Hyacinth Bouquet) brought the house down when, as “Matron” Hattie Jacques, she forcibly divested patient Ross Norman of his patriotic boxer shorts.

John Dorkings made a very convincing Bruce Forsyth and Basil Fawlty.

The catchy songs had the audience tapping their feet and even joining in with numbers such as “The Birdie Song”.

All proceeds are going to the local team of the Macmillan Cancer Support. A memorable evening – roll on Christmas pantomine!