A Night at the Pantomime
Last night, it was the Martin family's annual trip to the pantomime - no not the Liberal Democrats again!
We went to Barnstaple to see Aladdin. Ourcompanions as last year were the Bideford Learning Disability Club which meets at our church. As always, the company was excellent. I cannot state to strongly how much we can learn about decency from the people who have learning difficulties. Our guys were as always a splendidly warm group of people.
The performance was great with all the usual interraction between the cast and the spectators. I am not sure that I have ever seen a more delightfully camp Widow Twanky. Indeed all the performances were of a high standard.
I came home thinking that whilst we talk about the need to modernise this or that -and indeed pantomimes have changed over the years that I have watched them - some tradition are to be cherished. Watching young and old as well as those of us who are somewhere inbetween, all enjoying ourselves, suggests that the days of pantomimes are far from over.
Many thanks to Wendy Elliott and Chris Leather for organising the evening.