We’ve had a busy season ’round here with the Guernsey Eisteddfod – with countless classes in Music, Speech, Drama, French and Arts & Crafts including a bit of family involvement – and just a teensy weensy bit of pride on my part – *sniff*. So many islanders really get involved and give the Eisteddfod their support, and I loved seeing the few classes that I managed to get to.
I never cease to be blown away by the incredible pool of talent we have here in Guernsey. I’m going to resist saying that we ‘punch above our weight,’ because that phrase really annoys me, but you know what I mean. In sport, music, the performing arts…you name it!
We’re barely out of another incredible Eisteddfod season, and here GADOC are with their latest, wonderful production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. With quite a few, fresh-out-of-the-Eisteddfod faces too. How do they fit it all in, I wonder?
We had the privilege of a) actually getting tickets (as ever, it was a sell-out) and b) seeing the first performance. And it was jaw-droppingly good.
The choreography was first class, the singing and acting flawless and the costumes stunning. It was lovely seeing the 21 youngsters in the choir integrated with the ‘older’ cast members and I seriously had to stop myself from joining in with the iconic numbers. Not that it would have really mattered.
If you haven’t got tickets, I’m sorry, but for those lucky ones who have, you’re in for a treat.