This weekend I was fortunate enough to go to the Cardenal Belluga Theatre, one of our local theatres on the Costa Blanca to see the production of “From a Jack to a king” by the Stagestruck Theatre group.
On arrival at the theatre, I was offered a complimentary drink, a programme and shown to my seat. Shortly after this, the lights were dimmed and we were informed to sit back and enjoy this comedy performance.
Well in no time at all, we were transformed back to an East End pub in London “The Hope Pub” to the year 1967 as the actors performed their parts impeccably.
Well it seemed in no time at all came the interval, the first half was over with an excellent story line (written and directed by Leigh Humphries) consisting of good singing and laugh out loud gags galore. I had been thoroughly amused and enjoyed this first half performance immensely.
Then came the announcement there would be short interval and the raffle would be drawn, I was unlucky and didn’t win but felt I was already a winner for enjoying the first half performance.
The lights again dimmed, opening up to a scene from the recently renovated pub, three years later. As the story unfolded, keeping me laughing with the gags and entertained with the story line and the excellent solo songs with the outstanding costumes and scenery, it reminded me of the times I had been able to visit the professional West End plays
The second half drew to a close with a standing ovation from the audience.
After the finale walk down the director and a fine actress Leigh Humphries stepped forward to thank the audience, the actors, the back stage staff, the sound and lighting crew for their support and commitment to the group. She then called forward a representative from the Torrevieja Alzheimer’s Association and presented them with a check for €3,500.
I now cannot wait until the next performance, in November, a pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood”.
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