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NOT THE MUSIC HALL 2019
Barford Drama Group could not stage ‘Not the Music Hall’ this year through a shortage of performers. This was partly because two of our major stars decided to put on their own production and on the 8th November, Charlie and Lorraine Barlow launched their little starlet, Samuel. With parentage like his (not forgetting Grandma Wendy of course), he will surely be a budding Thespian! It comes to something when you have to grow your own drama group members!
Remember - if you think you might like to get involved with BDG, in any capacity on or off the stage, you can always give one of us a call.
We are a friendly bunch who just love to entertain people, whether it's to make them laugh or cry (often in the wrong places). But above all else we enjoy ourselves. We meet socially once a momth, usually in one of our members' houses for a drink and a chat, to share ideas and suggestions for our next preformance.
You are most welcome to join us - please contact us via our website: www.barforddramagroup.org.uk.
The Drama Group’s annual Music Hall started in 1983 and was an attempt at the traditional Old Tyme Music Hall style of songs, sketches and singalongs, magic and specialist acts. One of the early shows was to raise money for the current permanent stage in the Memorial Hall. Prior to that we had to put up a distinctly rickety set of boards and supports on which to perform!
Since then Music Hall has raised just over £90,000 and this money has gone to help all sorts of charities and village groups including the Shop, School and Scout hut renewal.
In recent years the format has changed and it is now called “Not the Music Hall” but still has elements of the old, slightly smutty humour, ridiculous sketches, songs, novelty acts and fun. It is always performed in November and many of our sell-out audiences tell us it cheers them up no end and even sets them up for Christmas!
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