A word from the Editor’s desk for February.
A great time was had by all at the Showcase Productions showcase event, held in Stratford on Avon last month. This issue of UK Cabaret contains detailed review coverage of the event, in which three separate Comperes were engaged. The legendary Tufty Gordon presented the first session and the memories came flooding back, as the Showcall Showcase was staged in this refurbished venue for many years. Chirpy comedian Noel Brodie gave us his take on the role of the Compere during the afternoon sessions, while comedian Lee Lard was the man at the helm of the show during the evening sessions. Producer Colin Jones and his team worked their socks off to make the event the technical success, which it undoubtedly was.
As for the reviews, I myself wrote the first two sessions and the very experienced cruise cabaret and holiday centre entertainment arranger and performer Vicky Bailey wrote the review for session three. My great ally and friend, the comedian and writer Johnnie Tait was on hand to write the reviews for the fourth and fifth sessions. As ever I was immensely grateful for Johnny’s contribution.
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