Lengthily Titled Extravaganza: An Evening at the Mary Ward Centre

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Extravagant Millinery!

Last Thursday evening (12th May), Millman Street Community Centre members were treated to another performance at the Mary Ward Centre.  As ever, the Mary Ward Centre Players performed in period costumes.

“It was very, very good,” said Ivy, “An extravaganza with all the big hats!”

Among the songs performed were music hall favourites with (to modern, short attention span-befuddled audiences) long and unwieldy titles, such as My Mother Said Always Look Under The Bed, Let’s All Go Down The Strand and Why Am I Always The Bridesmaid But Never The Bride?

Did Helena enjoy herself?  “I did indeed,” she confirmed.  “We were all singing together,” she added.  Of the costumes she said, “I always enjoy that; with the different dresses.  It fascinates me!  They put everything into it!”

“It was very good,” said Fred.  “They sang all the old songs, as usual.”  These included Roll Out The Barrel, We’ll Meet Again and Don’t Have Any More, Mrs Moore.

Olive also enjoyed herself, and “did a bit of singing”, Fred explained.  Some members expressed a little disappointment that these performances will be restricted to Saturdays in future, as some may not be able to attend.  It will also mean that some HCA staff members – who already go above and beyond their official duties – will work for nothing on their weekends.

The Mary Ward Centre Players also celebrated the birthday of one of their volunteers who’s been helping them for many years.

As ever, Holborn Community Association would like to thank our friends at the Mary Ward Centre for performing for our members.

Report by Notes Smudger

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