Show demon­strates St Co­nan’s po­ten­tial

The Oban Times - - News -

ST CO­NAN’S Kirk, Lochawe, was the venue for a the­atri­cal treat on Satur­day night when Clas­si­cal Mu­si­cians Scot­land per­formed the Ivor Novello story.

Last year this pro­duc­tion re­ceived ex­cel­lent re­views at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe fes­ti­val.

In the won­der­ful script by John Cair­ney, Ivor Novello’s story and songs are brought to life by an ac­tor, two singers and a pi­anist.

The au­di­ence en­joyed an evening of nos­tal­gia, ro­mance and 1930s showbiz glam­our. The cast was de­lighted to find that St Co­nan’s, with its brass can­de­labra, at­mo­spheric light­ing and ex­cep­tional acous­tics, was an ideal set­ting.

The story un­folded against a back­ground of 1930s fur­nish­ings, rich vel­vets and pe­riod charm.

Rosie Camp­bell-Pre­ston, vice chair­woman of the Friends of St Co­nan’s, said: ‘ We are de­lighted this pro­fes­sional group agreed to per­form here.

‘It’s been a mar­vel­lous evening and has once again demon­strated the huge po­ten­tial of St Co­nan’s. We will be en­cour­ag­ing more acts to visit.’

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