Described in the Festival Brochure as a ‘fun-packed’ evening, the sing-a-long, ‘Wouldn’t it be Loverly’, lived up to all expectations. Led from the piano by Neil Matthews and supported by the Maidenhead Music Comedy Society, the audience sang their way through all the well-known and well-loved songs from My Fair Lady.
The audience, encouraged by Neil, took part with ever increasing confidence and enthusiasm. Neil even managed to get the members of the audience to sing in four-part harmony – and with some success!
Sally Sharp was outstanding as Elisa Doolittle and Ross Kelly’s rendition of ‘On the Street where You Live’ was superb. John Wesson as the rogue, Alfred Doolittle, dropped all his ‘ts’ and ‘hs’ in the right places and Peter Hughes articulated with such clarity, especially in the second half, that even Professor Higgins would have been impressed!
It was indeed an enjoyable and memorable evening and as the audience drifted off to their various homes, snatches of ‘Get me to the Church on Time’ could be heard all down Lower Road!