One of the bands I play bass in provided the music for the Crude Apache Theatre Co.’s 2018 summer show, which played in a series of outdoor locations connected with the Broads, rivers and parks of Norfolk and Norwich. The play, with original script and songs, was filmed the evening we were at Whitlingham Broad, and now the film is edited and online.
The Punch House Band started each show with a few numbers from our set as the audience gathered, and of course played the songs and incidental music throughout. Here is the film, which opens with us playing ‘Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth’ and ‘Bedlam Boys’. Other songs in the play are ‘Turning of the tide’, ‘Wherryman’s wife’, ‘Sail together no more’, and ‘Forty kegs of brandy’.
As the, well, house band for the community theatre show, At the Turning of the Tide, by Crude Apache, the Punch House Band are playing outdoors around the broads, riverways and waterways of Norfolk through July. I am doing some of the shows—great fun! Lovely audiences, terrific songs. And we also get to play a few numbers from the Punch House repertoire before the show starts. Here are some photos from the first shows I’ve one, at the Lion Inn, Thurne on Saturday, and the Whiffler Theatre in the Castle Gardens as part of the Lord Mayor’s Procession weekend events in Norwich in Sunday. I’m doing three more of the shows (weather … phew … permitting) next weekend, in some special locations:
Thursday 12 July, Whitlingham Broad visitors’ centre
Friday 13, Heigham Park, Norwich
Saturday 14, Geldeston Locks Inn.
Al these shows are at 7.30, but do come earlier if you want to hear the band! The show continues for another weekend after that.