Shades of Blue
It’s a small world. Going to hear a select group called Shades of Blue perform in Aldenham Church on 9 December 2017, we (TSL directors) spotted a familiar face in the audience – it turned out to be Debbie Ellis who had stared in the TSL Drama POETS Day by Mark Brookes.
Shades of Blue, who have been performing together for 17 years and also perform with Radlett Musical Theatre Company, provided a fitting introduction to Christmas singing both well known and less well known pieces dating back to 1934. Amongst their guest performers – was none other than Debbie Ellis who sang a couple of solo songs. She clearly is a versatile performer: having seen her drug-dealing role in POETS Day, it was hard to believe that she would sing as she did. Hearing is believing.
Unfortunately, Shades of Blue do not have a website and perform for mostly private audiences, so if you’re in the Aldenham and Radlett areas be sure to keep an ear open for when they do have a public performance. They’re well worth a listen and in the meantime you can catch some of them in future Radlett Musical Theatre Company Productions.
Regarding POETS Day, we’re waiting for Mark Brookes to complete parts 2 and 3 of the trilogy – due Autumn 2018. And for any theatre group looking for a new and challenging play to perform – consider POETS Day. Don’t take TSL’s word for it – read the review and snippets from the first performance.Share