Tory Remainers urged to act
Warm thanks for winter performances
SIR, – There comes a time in parliament when MPs must stand up for the national (UK) interest and not for just for their own or party interests.
Day by day it is becoming increasingly obvious, with an essentially leaderless government refusing to acknowledge the potentially disastrous consequences of the narrow result of the Brexit referendum, that such a time has arrived.
It is of the highest urgency that those in the Conservative Party who voted to remain in the EU, and who are in the majority both in the party and in government, have the courage to stand by their principles and declare they can no longer support a policy which is so clearly against the national interest.
There is absolutely no reason why the outcome of the Brexit referendum should be regarded as set in stone, bearing in mind that the result was obtained by exaggeration and deceit on the part of the Brexiteers. Surely there must be someone in the Conservative Party with enough Churchillian spirit to be able to stand up and lead the country along the path of sanity?
Michael Wilson, Newburgh Drive,
Bridge of Don, Aberdeen SIR, – The dark November evenings are chilly and cold, but there was only warmth and charm in the two very different musical productions I attended recently at HM Theatre in Aberdeen.
In the Scottish Opera production of Verdi’s La Traviata, pictured, which I think was one of their best, the part of Violetta was sympathetic and gorgeously sung by a Russian/Dutch soprano Gulnara Shafigullina. The whole production was a truly uplifting experience.
Secondly, I booked with trepidation wondering what I was to hear in the lesser known of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals, Sunset Boulevard which has no real well known signature songs. I was, however, not disappointed. The sets were very cleverly constructed and the musical flowed along smoothly. The main parts were played by Ria Jones and the much younger Danny Mac, finalist in Strictly 2016. Not only is he a dancer but an accomplished actor and singer. Both leads did the production proud. Once the final chord was played by the orchestra they received a standing ovation which was well deserved.
Both these performances were well attended and I thought how lucky we are in Aberdeen to have HM Theatre (albeit the seats are a bit uncomfortable!).
Congratulations to APA for bringing these two wonderful productions to Aberdeen.
Dorothy Gray, Glendee Terrace, Cults, Aberdeen