1. Burgundy Wine Tasting
2. Twelfth Night
3. Concert in
4. Small News
1. Burgundy Wine
Tasting 6th September
James Brown reports: If you like
Burgundy wines you will like this evening. We are pleased to
host François-Xavier Dufouleur from the house of Defouleur.
There will be an opportunity to talk to Francois whilst tasting
his wines at the bar, followed by dinner in our restaurant. We
will taste 5 wines including: a pair of bourgogne white and red
wines, a St Veran chardonnay, their Nuits Villages and Gevrey
Chambertin Pinot Noirs.
The wine tasting and nibbles £12.50. Dinner will be a fixed
price 3 course dinner at £22.50.
Dufouleur wines will be available at our Off Sales retail prices
for the evening! Call Browns on 01803 832572 to make a
booking and visit their website by
Open Air Theatre, mostly wonderful weather and laughter were
the Food Of Love for Inn Theatre Company’s spectacular
production of Twelfth Night.........
The Inn Theatre Company,
Dartmouth celebrated their tenth anniversary, along with
over 1300 audience members, in great style last week with
five fabulous performances of Twelfth Night for Shakespeare
week outside Dartmouth Castle overlooking the River Dart -
only Tuesday night’s rain meant that one performance was
inside St Petrox Church. The rest of the week was played
to packed houses in almost total, glorious dryness and they
were treated to a marvellous production directed by Paul
Vincent with superb acting, music, much laughter and even a
few fireworks to boot.
Without doubt Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s funniest
plays and the hugely talented cast did it great justice
bringing the comic spirit and laughter of the play to life.
Lesley Ash played the challenging role of Viola superbly
with her twin played by newcomer 16 year old star Sam
Duberley – a definite name to look out for in the future.
Lady Olivia was elegantly played by the indomitable Sally
Feetenby with Dartmouth favourite Phil Scoble, commanding as
ever, as Orsino. Anthony Chamberlain as Malvolio rose to the
challenge of this wonderful comic character with complete
ease – making everyone roar at his campness and timing –
much laughter was also to be had in the form of Feste –
truly the wittiest fool on stage - played with comedy
perfection by Gina Carter.
Ben Hamilton as Fabian solid as ever in support together
with Dartmouth Celebrities Shahar Lashkor (owner of The
Spice Bazaar) - every year a different accent and facial
hair and the unstoppable Nigel Way (owner of The Royal
Castle) bringing the true sense of a community theatre group
to life. The cast of servants, children and choir brought
the stage of Ilyria to colourful reality with the children
bringing love to seagulls for the first time and finally to
the man who ended the play in beautiful voice and at the
same time stepped down after ten years as Artistic Director
of the Inn Theatre Company the magnificent Malcolm MacIntosh
whose strolling minstrel sung ‘When That I Was and a Little
Tiny Boy’ and pulled the spotlight into his hat and then
threw it as fireworks into the trees – truly spectacular.
If you would like more information on the Inn Theatre
Company or to get involved with the company please do check
the website for more details on their productions by
here or follow them on Facebook. Dates for your diary
next year’s Dartmouth Shakespeare Week will be August 6th to
10th 2013 and will be King Lear directed by Max Brandt.
Concert this weekend in Dittisham
John Wells reports: This Saturday
18 August at St George's
Church Dittisham Trio Con Brio will performing to
your delight. The Door/Bar is open
from 6:30pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm. Trio Con
enjoy the reputation of being one of the foremost chamber
ensembles in the south of the UK. Tickets are available on
the door at £10. For more details contact John Wells on 01803
722414. The proceeds go to to maintenance of St.
Since moving to Somerset
Lynne Anstice Brown has enjoyed a busy career with
Trio con Brio which she formed in 1997. Lynne is also an
accomplished saxophone and flute player which has made her a
valuable musician on the musical theatre circuit. Lynne has
also worked as session musician for ITV.
Jonathan Watts was born in
South Wales and studied music at the University College of
Wales in Cardiff. He graduated with a B.Mus degree in 1980
followed by a Masters Degree in ‘Baroque Keyboard
Techniques’ a year later. He then studied organ with James
Dalton at Queens College Oxford.
Audrey Gullick was born in
Devon and started playing the Cello at the age of eight.
After studying at the Royal College of Music she has been
principle cellist with Opera South West and a member of the
Duchy Quartet alongside Trio con Brio. She has recently
recorded for the Channel Four series ‘Monet’s Garden’.
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