02 Aug 2013
The venue was Skipton town Hall in aid of Manorlands Hospice. Almost every seat in the place was taken. We had lots of volunteers but those from BMC were Stevie B and Louise, Philip Howarth, Gemma Beckett and Dennis Calvert and Steve Hord.
The show kicked off around 19:30 with our compere for the evening, Mike Coyne. He had some great jokes. Mike then introduced The May School of Dance who performed a very lively routine, which was followed by Dave Dean (the king of swing) who wowed the crowd with some memorable songs. Dave has also released a record for Monorlands which he has donated all the proceeds. Next up was comedian Clive Cope who had us all in stitches with his comedy routine. Following Clive and taking us to the interval was our very own Mark Waddington with a stunning performance of comedy magic which left the audience intrigued and amazed.
After the interval the May School of Dance opened up with another outstanding routine. Clive Cope returned to do the head or tails raffle which yours truly went on to win the cash prize of £20, which I donated to the Monorlands fund.
Mike Coyne returned and performed some of his great magic and gags before the second singer of the evening Ken Leak (the modern day David Essex) entertained the crowd. The final act, another BMC member, was Daryll Hackett. He started with some amazing juggling in the dark with a selection of light up morphing clubs balls and diabolos. Fortunately for the next routine which was juggling knives, he put the lights on.
Although this was little comfort to the member of the audience and Mark Waddington who Daryll had laid on the floor and was juggling over the top of them. Some say sadly he missed Mark (just kidding) but it was a memorable performance. As usual with Daryll he over ran slightly but everyone enjoyed it. As far as I am concerned my review does not do this show justice. I can only add that it was a very memorable and fantastic show and I for one will be there next year. I would also like to thank Mark Waddington for all the time and effort that he has put into organising and publicising this show on the night. Over £1100 pounds was raised.
WELL DONE TO EVERYONE INVOLVED.