Get in touch ...

Know of something happening in
us on

E-mail your contributions to:

We are on Facebook at

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Collen Players keep the audience buzzing with their latest show

* The whole cast say goodnight from the stage. All pictures by

Jeanette Robinson.

* Chairman Lee Taylor opens the show.

* Alison Jarvis presents her two numbers.

* Mike Connolly sings his powerful songs.

* Owen Roberts at the keyboard.

* Colin Bourdiec channels George Formby.

* Phil Robinson has the audience singing along.

* Louise Cielecki thrills with two show numbers.

* Colin Bourdiec returns with a music hall medley. 

* Father Lee closes the show.

The Collen Players, joined by a special guest star, presented their latest old time music hall and variety show at the Community Hall last night (Friday).

It was the usual blend of top-class music, cheeky banter and sing-along song which audiences have come to love from the group over the past few years.

Peerless accompaniment came from Owen Roberts at the keyboard.

Following some quick-paced introductory patter from the chairman - as usual Father Lee Taylor - first up on the stage, which was dressed to evoke a gaslit Victorian music hall from the naughty 1890s, came the sweet-toned songstress Alison Jarvis who offered the appreciative crowd All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor and You Made Me Love You.

It was then the turn of Players regular Mike Connolly to present a pleasingly powerful When I Leave the World Behind followed by a stirring We'll Keep a Welcome (in the Hillside).

Then it was time for the evening's special guest, the highly talented Colin Bourdiec to deliver a brilliantly entertaining tribute to the late great music hall legend and variety icon George Formby, complete with the favourite When I'm Cleaning Windows.

After more warm-up material from the chairman to keep the audience buzzing, another Players regular Phil Robinson offered a pleasing When I Was 17 then You Are my Sunshine, his latter choice seeing the crowd keeping up the sing-along rhythm set by earlier acts.

Louise Cielecki, a former top performer with the Llangollen Young 'Uns now embarked on a successful professional stage career, first amused with Little Girls from the smash-hit show Annie then brought a tear to the eye with I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables.  

Colin Bourdiec closed the show in style with a medley of period hits from the likes of Sir Harry Lauder and Bud Flannigan - a definite crowd pleaser of an act.

As has become traditional, the whole company assembled on stage to say a musical goodnight with two rousing choruses of Down at the Old Bull and Bush "Da, da, da, da, da". 

No comments:

Post a Comment