Mrs Hyacinth Plucketts Edwardian Soiree

Date 15th May 2015
Society Haworth-West Lane Baptist Amateur Operatic Society
Venue Haworth West Lane Baptist Church
Type of Production Soiree
Director Christine Ingham
Musical Director Pamela Dimbleby


Author: Sally Holmes

The audience was invited to join Mrs Hyacinth Pluckett’s Edwardian Soiree with music, recitations and humour in “bucket-loads”.  There was also a chance for the audience to join with the singing in a couple of Music Hall medleys to keep us on our toes!

Hyacinth Pluckett kept everyone “in line” introducing the programme, swigging sherry and eating cucumber sandwiches.  There were some lovely musical numbers and monologues. 

In Act 1 particular mention must go to Mrs Pamela Dimbleby who sang a beautiful solo of “Home Sweet Home”.  There were also lovely harmonies when the chorus sang “The Old Rustic Bridge”.  The rousing song “Widdecombe Fair” went down a treat, again including the audience in singing the chorus.  The end of Act 1 finished with a beautiful performance of “Love’s Old Sweet Song” by Lady McAndrew.

In Act 2 there were further marvellous performances, in particular the beautiful young voice of Miss Jasmine Colgan, singing “Panis Angelicus”, whilst Mrs Hyacinth Pluckett gave us a hilarious performance of “I Want to Sing in Opera”.  The audience were most appreciative when Mrs Pluckett finally relented and let her beloved “husband” join her in singing “Silver Threads Amongst The Gold”!

With a finale of “Auld Lang Syne” – again including the audience - this was a perfect end to a lovely evening.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this wonderful evening’s entertainment, which looked absolutely stunning with beautiful costumes and superb “props”...all of the era.