A Second Day at The Theatre!

In the pursuit of raising funds for the Berkshire Mark 2017 Festival and having had a successful Theatre Trip to see the show “War Horse” in London last year; it was decided to run another London Theatre Trip this summer to see “Jersey Boys” at the Piccadilly Theatre, London. So, on Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 under a dull and cloudy sky in the recent warm weather, a coach, with 17 passengers, left the west end of the Province to wend its way to Sindlesham Court where a second group of 12 theatre-goers boarded the coach. By this time, the sun had begun to shine and provided warm, bright and humid weather conditions (the cool air circulation on the coach was welcomed). On route a fun quiz was available for those so inclined. – The quiz was quickly engaged upon by all!

After creeping through the traffic jams on the motorway and west London, Piccadilly Circus was reached, where the passengers disembarked, spent two and half hours walking around the local area and had a bite to eat before congregating at the Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street where a further 12 people joined us to see the wonderful, musical performance of “Jersey Boys”. The music and songs were memorable (if not sometimes a little too loud) and the 1950s and 1960s costumes added sartorial glitter, elegance and delight on stage in enhancing the atmospheric telling of the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. It was easy to feel excited with the circumstances, difficulties and pitfalls of that era.

Following the show, the coachman ferried the day-trippers back to Sindlesham Court and answers to the quiz were revealed, causing happiness, merriment and delight. At Sindlesham a delicious evening meal was provided, encouraging loquacity and discussion of the day plus other interesting topics of conversation combined with much laughter. All then went home with fond memories of the event. In all, 37 people attended the ‘Jersey Boys’ Theatre visit and 27 people dined in the evening. A pleasant and enjoyable day which raised some funds for the forthcoming 2017 Festival, proved another success. The day was planned, organised and managed by Silverio Ostrowski (of Erlegh Mark Lodge) with the assistance his wife Katharine who thank the participants for supporting this whole day activity combining fun, historic musical entertainment and fund raising for the 2017 Festival.

Silverio L. Ostrowski
Erlegh Mark Lodge No. 1627



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