Your article: Variety show entertains big crowd

Mad Hatters Tea Party. Pictured are Rebecca Linfoot, Karl Watson, Joshua Dowden, Kirsty Linfoot and Marcus Richardson
Mad Hatters Tea Party. Pictured are Rebecca Linfoot, Karl Watson, Joshua Dowden, Kirsty Linfoot and Marcus Richardson

More than 90 people were wowed by Pocklington Productions’ latest variety show ‘Teatime in Wonderland’.

The audience were treated to a wide range of music. The event, held last Saturday at Pocklington’s Burnby Hall, featured folk dance music from Ye Aulde Folke, beautifully played tunes and classics from Mo Burrough’s quartet Quatro Corde, Spanish music from Beauty and the Beasts, a ukulele sing-along from the U3A’s Red Sky Ukuleles, and contemporary music from Joe Mishra of the band KAYA.

Not only that, but there was dancing from Heneya Dance, and indeed from Alice herself to the hypnotic African drumming of local drum group Djembebash.

Richard Harries entranced the audience with his stories, and there was an entirely new Wonderland drama from the actors of community theatre group Pocklington Productions in which Alice saved Wonderland from the mad tyrant Red Queen, who was finally eaten by the Jabberwock, thus ending her rule of terror.

Fortunately the Red Queen miraculously recovered to help lead the audience in a final sing-along, including a song by Pocklington Productions, called ‘The Jabberwock’.

A spokesperson for the group said: “A great time was had by all, and many delicious cakes were eaten!”

See this week’s (4 February) paper for more pictures from the event.