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First Ever St Mary’s Got Talent Variety Show!

WOW! What a night when St Mary’s Parish, High Green put on their first ‘St Mary’s Got Talent’ variety show which was a great success.

  The church hall was full and the audience waited in anticipation to see how they were going to be entertained.

Members of St Mary’s Friends and Food Luncheon Club sing ‘Music Man’ and the audience join in

  They were not disappointed; the first act was St Mary’s Food and Friends Luncheon Club members who belted out ‘The Music Man’.  Some of the actions got a little muddled but the audience loved it.  This was followed with acts singing, telling jokes, poems, keyboard music, gymnastic routine, recitals and comedy sketches.

Monty Python Michelangelo sketch with James Haigh and Francis Heyes

Claire and John Slade singing Barcelona

  The hall filled with laughter not only at the comic routines, but also at the performances which went a little wrong.  No-one panicked, in true showbiz style they carried on or started again.  Performers ranged from aged 6 years to octogenarians.  The children who performed came from St Mary’s School, Notre Dame and All Saints.

  Fr Andrew Browne identified who had entered him to sing a medley of songs from “Grease” and rather than disappoint the audience he sang the “The Irish Rover”, accompanied by Ruth Byrne and Frank Condon.

Bishop Ralph presents a certificate to each performer

  A surprise visitor was Bishop Ralph, who only heard about the show on Friday afternoon.  He readily agreed to hand each performer their certificate at the end of the show.

Organiser, Annette Appleby with Wayne Biggin, Compere

Many people helped to bring the evening together, especially Wayne Biggin who compered the show; the ladies who served the refreshments; cake makers; the sweet shop and raffle seller.

  The programme was sponsored by local businesses: Nisa family store; Gorgeous Hair & Beauty; Cone’s Emporium; Stomp Club for children; Pottering Around and Pets Are Pals, thank you all.

  The night ended with many asking when the next one will be.  Watch this space…