Bottisham Players, May 18-20th, 2000
Variety Show 2000 is a celebration of the past 2000 years in song, word and dance. The content of the show is the result of collaboration between a team of people led by Rosemary Jolley. The team members are Pam Daish, Grahame Radford, Philip Routley, David Coles and Richard Clarkson, who have also been responsible for directing different parts of the show. We do not claim to be historically accurate, nor to have included or excluded any particular events or people for any particular reason. This is simply a collection of items chosen to (a) depict some of the eras from the first to the twentieth centuries, (b) to entertain you, our audience, in a variety of styles and (c) to suit our group as performers. We hope that by the end of the evening you will agree with the sentiments expressed in one of the songs from Act 2:
"This night was special, it's been fun and not been
In the beginning...
Songs from Jesus Christ Superstar!
Monologue - the origins of "Bottisham"
In Days of Olde (when knights were bold)
Medieval song "When I Gaze at You Again"
Battle of Hastings
"Brush Up Your Shakespeare"
Duel Scene from "Twelfth Night"
Les Miserables "Master of the House"
Les Miserables "Do You Hear The People Sing"
Oliver! "Food, Glorious Food"
Alice in Wonderland
Old Tyme Music Hall
"The Boyfriend", Charleston dance
"Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington"
Chattanooga Choo Choo: Lindy Hop
String of Pearls
Ron and Eth (The Glums)
Old Girl's Reunion (Joyce Grenfell)
Rock around the Clock
Grease: "We Go Together"
Grease: "Summer Nights"
Train Ride (The Two Ronnies)
Round the Horne
1960's Fashion Show
Thank you for the Music
Spice up your Life
From a Distance