Following the ‘Waytes recent adventures on stage in the recent Pantomime in Market Weighton, the choir have had another successful experience when “treading the boards” once again.
The Market Weighton Community Players (link) invited the choir to appear in there recent production of Dads Army by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Some of the members from the ‘Waytes took the part of the Walmington-on-Sea choir in an episode called “The Floral Dance” This episode of the popular sitcom was never broadcast on TV but only previously performed on stage. In it the choir are required to come under the musical direction of Captain Mainwaring ( Nigel Botting) and as you might expect much comedy ensued with rebellion from “Mrs Readman” who refused to hand over her baton. The choir appeared in period 1940’s costume and looked absolutely elegant and splendid. They also sand well performing some period songs such as: “Don’t sit under the Apple Tree”; “Bye,Bye, Blackbird” and ” Summer is a Coming In”.
The performance was timed to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on 7th; 8th & 9th May 2015. As part of the evenings programme, the choir also led the audience in a medley of WWII favourite choruses.
The Dads Army performance was produced by Waytes choir member Helen Lawley and directed by John Heaton. Several members of the Waytes who are also members of Market Weighton Community Players also took lead roles in the production.
Photographs show the Weighton Waytes Choir performing as Walmington-on-Sea Choir.