Newbury to Norway…

…kinda!

Had a great gig last night with the WestEnders at the Corn Exchange in Newbury. It’s always such fun to do these concerts – mainly because it’s great to perform together when you’re all friends, feel comfy with each other, and you can just enjoy it.

The others (not myself or Mr Shirvell sadly…) had just got back from a 10day cruise on the Sapphire Princess, in the south Pacific. Hard life, isn’t it?! Hopefully there’ll be some more cruises in the not too distant future, as it’s been AGES since I’ve done one.

Then today has been a Norway-type day. It’s Norway’s national day, do I have been performing some sections of the ‘Terje Vigen’ (www.terjevigen.com) musical that I have been involved with for some time. A slightly damp appearance in Southwark Park, and this evening a (hopefully!) dryer one at the In & Out Club in central London. We shall see!

Angela Lansbury…


… is a star! What a gorgeous woman.

We were lucky enought o be singing in a concert last night – Jerry Herman’s Broadway – at the Palladium in aid of CRUSAID, and Ms Lansbury was the headliner.

I knew the audience would love her, which they proved with huge applause for her entrance. She was ‘narrating’ the programme, and did a fine job. And not bad considering she will be 83 this year! If I’m still going then, I can only hope to be as lively, and engaging as she still is. (Can you tell I’m a bit smitten?!)

Angela came over to us whilst we were rehearsing yesterday afternoon, and told us how much she was enjoying what were doing, and that she wished she was over on ‘our side’ of the stage with us! Bless her 🙂

A friend of mine was help Angela throughout the day and ‘looking after’ her, and said that she was just a delight to be with, and a real star.

Seconded.