Review: Bolsover Drama Group entertains at The Best of British concert

Bolsover Drama Group treated its audience to a spectacular music show entitled The Best of British at the town’s Assembly Rooms.

Straight away the audience was put in the mood by the tables covered in red, white and blue, with Union Jack flags which we were encouraged to use throughout the evening.

The ladies looked glamorous in their beautiful evening gowns and the men looked very dashing in their white shirts, black trousers and bow ties.

We were thoroughly entertained by the selection of songs from exceptional soloists including Anthony Newley’s Who Can I Turn To? sung beautifully by Mick Whitehouse, a superb

rendition of Downtown by Julie Clifford, to rousing chorus numbers such as Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, and more modern day selections - even a bit of One Direction.

Don’t Look Back In Anger from Oasis was performed by a group of men fronted by Dale Shaw which, in my opinion, was better than the original artists!

It was lovely to see some lesser known faces take centre stage such as Tara Madeley and Hazel Simpson.

There was an emotional moment for the group as they sang Build Me Up Buttercup in memory of a dear member who sadly passed away last year.

The group gave an outstanding rendition of Land of Hope & Glory, where the audience were invited to wave their flags and join in singing the last verse, we were definitely up for the challenge as everyone was up on their feet waving their flags and singing with gusto.

It was a wonderful show, one which the drama group should be proud of.

Congratulations to everyone involved and well done to director - Derrick Hulett, musical director - Paula Bargh, producer - Pam Mosley, technical - Phil Clark and Daniel Beard.