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Haunting apparitions seen at the theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre was transformed into a witches coven for an entertaining and innovative concert from the City Orchestra called 'Ghosts and Ghouls', appropriate for the weekend following Hallowe'en.  A large audience, with a substantial number of children wearing fancy dress, heard music depicting supernatural beings, including witches, warlocks, and wizards.  Popular works such as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Night on a Bare Mountain and Hansel and Gretel were joined by less well-known pieces, including the scary Noon Witch by Dvorak.  Philippa Tipper and Allan Davies added a deliciously spine-tingling tale in three parts that certainly kept the young audience rapt.  Pumpkins and bats decorated the theatre and the students from Eaton Mill School, working with Bill Billings, had produced some marvellous drawings of frightening creatures.  Prizes were given for the best costumes worn by under -12 -year -olds with the top prize going to Mitchell as a werewolf.  This was music presented in a most satisfactory way for youngsters and their parents.  Hilary Davan Wetton and his team are to be congratulated for a fun concert.

Reviewer:  Roy Tipping


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