The opening night of Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society’s production of Anything Goes brought the house down. There was strong character playing from the leading cast members, who made the most of Cole Porter’s sparkling lyrics. Buy your ticket today! You won’t want to miss the last night.
Sarah Gilhooley as Reno is an undoubted vocal star. Steve Miller was excellent as the romantically inclined Billy Crocker. Peter Baio’s hilarious character owed more than a little to Snozzle Durante and Steve Miller’s hapless Lord Evelyn was a hoot. Leila Moore had huge fun as the vivacious Erma, with Ann Mayor and Andrew Bartlett ably sustaining the comedy. Louisa Ford, a sweet soprano, was Hope Harcourt, a romantically confused ingénue.
Worcester University opened its new Clinical Simulation Centre this week. Medical professionals will use the centre to practise a range of techniques on life-like, responsive dummies before being let loose on real patients.
600 local ladies took part in the Twilight Race for Life this week. Worcester’s ladies are leading the way in fundraising to make cancer history, with more participants than either London or Manchester. The evening raised an estimated £50, 000.
Worcestershire Regiment veterans, the Duckworth Trust, Friends of Gheluvelt Park and City Council parks staff gathered at the Pump House to unveil plaques commemorating the regiment. This week also sees the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Gheluvelt and the gallant charge that turned the course of World War 1.
A ceremony of commemoration will be held in Gheluvelt Park tomorrow at 11.30 a.m.