The first event in the Opera House was a "Together Again" re-union of ex-D'Oyly Carte members - both principals and chorus
This was an event which we had been anticipating with great relish prior to the festival
The star of the show was Thomas Round - he participated from
the onset and was on stage for most of the evening. I especially enjoyed "Take a pair of Sparkling Eyes" where he was
joined after the first verse by John Fryatt and Geoffrey Shovelton for a "Three tenors" rendition.
John Reed and Valerie Masterson put in token appearances but did very little? Ken Sandford provided some delightful
renditions - especially "The air is charged" and "I once was a
The second part was set as a night club with tables and chairs and the participants drinking "champagne". At the bottom right of the photo below you can just see Joyce Wright