The bows this year were to
David's much used playout arrangement of "We Will Rock You", with a bit of
vocal and lots of lighting effects. AJ insists it was all David's idea -
do we believe him?
Extra fundraising this year was
provided by the Marathon relay team of Kat, Elaine, AJ and Steve "I've
scored at Tynecastle" Hutchison. We also had a Race Night in Marcos, where
technology nearly got the better of us, but we managed to successfully
"Oops, should I be on stage"
award goes to Gaynor, calmly standing in the dressing room all togged up
for the Oliver number, taking photos of Jacqui in her Barbie outfit,
blissfully unaware that the opening bars of It's a Fine Life meant she
should have been somewhere else!
No year seems complete without
the stunt man approach to leaving a rostra, and this year the honour went
to Jade at the Technical Rehearsal. Despite missing the dress rehearsal
through a suspected chipped pelvis (ouch!) she was thankfully OK to do the
whole run of the show.
Life Membership was awarded to
the unassuming Ian Cunningham who, on hearing his name announced, actually
looked over his shoulder in case there was another Ian Cunningham that it
was being awarded to!
After Show party was at Miller
Hall again. Special mention must go to John Whelan for doing the disco
after joining us on stage this year. Also worth a special mention was
everyone (including orchestra members, crew, hangers on...) joining in
with all the Shine dance moves!
Mid week show meal was straight
across the road at the Clay Oven - made a change to have Indian instead of
Italian! Also made a change to still make last orders in The Kings Bar...
sorry, I mean Bisque... after the meal.
Yes, this was the year that our
old haunt The Kings Bar had been completely overhauled and relaunched as
Bisque. And my goodness, aren't they making us pay for the refurb!
(Editor's note - and they've no longer got draught Strongbow. Mutter,
Between the shows on the
Saturday, thanks to Sue's organisation, twenty-four of us descended on
"Drunkest person in christendom"
award: jointly awarded to Jonny Tait and Scott Walker for their hilarious
- if a little worrying - performance at the after show party.
award: Diane and Susan, for their appearances first of all on Leith FM,
then on the Wild Women Show on Talk 107.