A thunderous round of applause ensured that Raising Agents hit the roof last night. Over 160 people thoroughly enjoyed an evening of fun, humour, superb acting and singing performed by Ellen Chivers, James McLean, Steve McCourt and Rachel Henley of the touring Mikron Theatre.
Raising Agents ran seamlessly all evening. Written by Maeve Larkin, the performance aptly summarised the formation of the WI in Canada by a group of farmers’ wives who wanted to support a grieving young mother with tea and a gossip, through to celebrating all that the UK WIs have achieved over the years through annual resolutions and war time efforts. Moving to the present day, it addressed the issue of a failing WI, struggling to find both members and speakers. The arrival of a PR guru rapidly brings the WI into the 21st century by the use of social media and rebrands them Bunnington Bunnies. They were hopping! Brilliant!
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