Story and photo by Steve Poole
To say that the scout hut on Holtwood Road was decked out would be an overstatement. Freshly stolen bits of wood and leaves hung from the ceiling and no expense was spared on tiny bits of cloth that doubled as neckerchiefs and hankies.
The entertainment was top class with some acts travelling over twenty feet from home to entertain us. Stan Skinny, our host and all round performer, not only introduced the acts but told jokes, sang and poured drinks.
PLUC, the Pitsmoor Ladies Ukulele Chorale, performed a number of classics and gave us an insight into their dysfunctional world and strange ideas about life, love and friendship. Helen Rice conjured a cross between spoken word and song finishing on a classic utopian number ‘I want to go to Crystal Peaks.’
World record holder Ashlee Lovebox staggered us with her skill with hoola hoops, which she can spin on nearly every part of her body.
The show finished off with Manchester comedian Jack Evans. Surprised to be in an actual scout hut, he managed to ditch most of his material and just go with the flow.
The next cabaret is on the 28th of June. Writer and poet Matt Black is already booked and it should be another great night of entertainment.