We all survived the sleep over, albeit in a state of exhaustion.
Very good news to report on the theatre trip to see 'James and the Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl.
There were six actors involved, and all of them played instruments, live on stage!
Between them they played violin, trumpet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums and piano accordion.
It can't have been easy finding actors who also had the ability to play to a high standard, but on this occasion they managed it.
Once again, it has meant that some children, with no previous experience of live music, have had the opportunity to see and hear a variety of instruments.
There was a time when most shows featured live musicians as a matter of course, but this has changed dramatically with taped music now being the norm, thus denying theatre goers the thrill and excitement of live musical performance.
It is also another loss of income for musicians.
So well done to this production company!
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman