A small group of Capel Ladies went to the Assembly Rooms in Dedham to see a production of “One Man, Two Guvnors” performed by the Dedham Players.
This is a quirky, crazy farce, set in 1960’s Brighton, and involves Francis Henshall, an out-of-work musician, who ends up working for two different bosses – one, a supposed gangster and the other, an upper class fool – whilst trying to stop them from meeting each other and discovering his ploy. Further complications occur involving a heavy trunk, mixed-up letters, an elderly waiter and several unlucky audience volunteers! By the end of the play Francis has managed to hold down both jobs, whilst getting paid and fed, and finally finds love. It’s a happy ending, too, for the other characters, who have also gone through an equally confusing time! A real romp with some energetic performances! A very entertaining evening!
There were furrowed brows and serious looks of deep concentration at our October Capel Ladies Meeting. The person to blame was Linda Bloomfield who, once again, had set us the task of being creative and producing an attractive decorative item for the festive season!
As it turned out, it was 100% success rate this year – and we all managed to make a rather cute little fir-cone gnome, one which could be hung on a festive tree or stood in pride of place on a mantelpiece amongst the cards! Some skilful members even graduated to bauble-making using string wound round and glued to a sphere and then decorated with sequins, but the majority were more than happy with their fir-cone gnomes!
Linda buzzed about with felt and needles, and there was a hum of conversation in the Library, punctuated only by “Mmmmm!”s as we chomped our way through the home-made “chocolate bark” slabs which Linda had thoughtfully placed on each table. Naughty but very nice!
Several people bought Christmas cards, again home-made by Linda, and in so-doing raised £25 for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. A very enjoyable evening was had by all!