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We went to a marvellous party…

… is the title of one of Noel Coward’s songs, which was included in The Angels Theatre Group’s latest production ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’, in tribute to the singer.

But organisers say the song title could also have been the cry from the audience on both performance evenings earlier this month as it clamoured for encores and gave standing ovations.

The theatre group entertains for charity and the Estoi Casa do Povo, the venue for the show, will benefit from the more than €3,200 raised which will help to refurbish areas of the building.

The curtain went up to reveal a tableau of characters from the British Raj in Tropical Climes, as the cast sang Noel Coward’s famous song Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

The revue featured 18 songs from Coward’s prolific output and covered all emotions from comedy, pathos, joy and sadness. Favourites included Room With a View, Some Day I’ll Find You and I Wonder What Happened to Him.

On Friday evening, José Brito, President of Estoi parish council, and Sandra Pires, President of Estoi Casa do Povo, joined the cast on stage to thank the Angels and present them with a plaque to commemorate the evening.

The Angels would like to thank those who provided sponsorship and support for the production. They wish to especially thank Nigel Thorne for the use of his sound and lighting equipment, Peter Kain for his photography and Gráfica Ossonoba for the printing and all those who donated prizes for the raffle.

Marion Griffiths from the Angels said: “We had two full houses and a waiting list, so we will probably perform the show again before the end of the year.”

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