I shall instead mention a few which actually are worth, er, mentioning:
- The post-Bazza Northern Broadsides' funny and poignant version of 'Hard Times' with all the usual music and dancing.
- Noel Coward's 'Nude With Violin', which demonstrated that the master had a similar view of modern art to me, but also rather disappointingly demonstrated that he couldn't think of any wittier way of expressing it than saying "Anyone could have painted that" over and over again.
- An amateur production of the musical "Sweet Charity" that gave the young(ish) mothers of Ilkley the chance to unleash their inner dance hall hostess, with frankly terrifying results.
- 'Celebration', a Waterhouse and Hall play that not only did I much prefer to 'Billy Liar', but which to anyone like me who grew up in a large extended working class family in the early sixties was as if one's past had come back to life.
- English Touring Opera's very funny take on Puccini's 'Gianni Scicchi'
And no post at this time of year would be complete without one of these;