The sun set over Morecambe Bay, an icy wind blew across the marsh from Pilling. The air was damp and heavy, but ’ey up, a beam of sunshine settled on Cockerham Village Hall.
For four nights, it radiated a gentle warmth and welcomed over 600 people to a “balmy” evening filled with fun and laughter.
Guests were entertained by the thespians, minstrels and jesters of the parish. They were treated to a spectacular feast of music, comedy, tractor driving, drama, singing and dancing by adults and children.
Heart strings were plucked, tugged and caressed by a tale of lost love, longing, rivalry and country pursuits.
Feet were tapping and bellies were aching (we were hoping this was due to the amount of laughter and not the half-time tea and biscuits). Everyone who attended was bathed in a spectacle of light, sound and motion.
There may be a slight element of exaggeration there, but absolutely none when we say what a fantastic time was had by all.
Once again, the Cockerham Variety Productions team produced a thoroughly enjoyable show for all the family.
The hard work put in by all the cast truly paid off and everyone should be very proud of what they accomplished.
A spokesperson for CVP said: “The team were great fun to work with and the production crew very much appreciated their commitment and dedication that they all showed through and during the run up to the show week, we are very lucky to have such talent in our village and we look forward to working with them again”
What a great way to bring members of the community together, creating opportunities for people to work together with others that they would not normally get the chance to do.
Hats off to you guys, to yet another very successful show that is still the talk of the village.
There is no doubt people will be looking forward to finding out what next year’s production has in store.
Each year part of the proceeds from the production are given to charity. This year the money will go to the North West Children Support Group (www.nwcsg.co.uk), a local charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged children by providing holidays and social events.
If you would like to find out more information about Cockerham Variety Productions how to become involved and what future plans are already being discussed, visit cvp.talktalk.net, facebook: Cockerham Variety Productions and Cockophony.#
Or, alternatively, you can contact Ian Ellison on 01524 792200 or call Deborah Brindle on 07977 461739.