Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hovis remembered

Last night at The Phoenix saw a very special event: the premiere of Hovis in Wonderland a radio play by Dave Morgan based on the writing of the late local comedian and writer Hovis Presley with Nat Clare as the eponymous hero ably supported by other local poets and actors.

The audience clearly enjoyed the old Hovis humour and the open mic warm ups were also well-received. the whole thing reminded me a little of the Goon Show, particularly with the sound effects. I was there to provide some 'elevator music' as background in the bar, which is a very different thing from performing to a silent, captive audience but which still proved enjoyable. I hope this play gets another airing as it's a good night for the audience.

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