Summer Variety Show 2018 – Best of British
This year Otterbourne put on a show, showcasing the Best of British. With a range of songs dances and sketches there was something for everyone.
Opening the show, the cast payed tribute to WWII, with Terry Revell delivering the famous Churchill speech.
Hannah Ashton then performed the iconic ‘Make You Feel My Love’ which was followed by the actors of the group celebrating ‘Only Fools and Horses’ played by Chris Williams and Steven Rickman.
Sarah Bishop, Jack Hobbs and Chris Williams then celebrated Queen with ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ followed by the children of the company dancing to Puppet on a String.
Barbara Hancox superbly sang ‘Nobody Does It Better’ celebrating Bond, and then some of the ladies performed a popular Spice Girls number. The whole cast closed the first half with songs from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
To open the second half we celebrated Lionel Barts’s Oliver! With Chris Williams portraying the role of Fagin.
Kelly Earl then performed her rendition of ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, followed by character actors Steven Rickman and Jack Hobbs as they performed the Two Ronnies.
Sarah Bishop preformed the Shirley Bassey classic ‘Hey Big Spender’ which was followed by the adult cast performing the comedy nunber ‘If I was not in Otterbourne’.
The children danced to the Bucks Fizz classic ‘Making Your Mind Up’ celebrating this Euro vision entry!
Steve Rickman sang the classic ‘Portrait of My Love’ which led the whole cast into their finale celebrating the songs of ‘Mary Poppins’!
Special thanks must go to Terry Revell for comparing the show, and Kerry for her help with choreography. Also to all of the crew back stage, in the sound and lighting box and front of house who are an integral part to each and every production in Otterbourne.