♫ “It’s time to put on make-up
It’s time to dress up right
It’s time to raise the curtain on…The Arts Centre’s autumn shows tonight.” ♫
Ok, the fact that we’ve paraphrased this from The Muppet Show theme song, but that shouldn’t detract from the quality line-up that Arts Centre manager Cathy Butterworth and her team have put together, and I’m sure Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzy Bear and co, as lovers of a good show, would approve. Waldorf and Statler, maybe not so much.
Talking of which, we got Cathy and Box Office manager Celia together to talk us through a few of this season’s many highlights, from a personal take on Nina Simone’s music to comedian Ellie Taylor (pictured above), as seen recently in BBC2’s The Mash Report.