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15th January 2011 – Big hair, cheesy music and romantic comedy

Ian Southgate from Brentwood Operatic Society took time out of his busy schedule to talk about their production of the Wedding Singer next week at Brentwood Theatre. Ian’s playing the part of Glenn, a bit of a philanderer, in the show which is based on the film which starred Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. The Wedding Singer is a great feelgood comedy musical, and Ian said that their version includes lots of throwbacks to the 80s, particularly references to songs from the decade that brought us big hair and cheesy music – so everyone who goes along is guaranteed a good time! We also talked about the Society, which is over 100 years old, and which Ian believes is one of the best in the area. He said that new members are always welcome to pop along to their Thursday evening rehearsals at the County Ground, whether you're interested in auditioning for a leading part, a part in the chorus or one of the vital behind-the-scenes roles. Their next production is Guys & Dolls, which they are casting in early February. For more details and to contact the society visit

My clue to the Stuck in a moment quiz was that the song made the artist the youngest solo artist at the time to have his debut single peak at number one on the UK singles chart.*

My cryptic Where am I? clue to a location somewhere in our area was “The worst kept secret in Essex!”*

Track listing:

Livin’ Joy - Dreamer
Duffy - Mercy
Robin Beck - First Time
Four Seasons - Let's Hang On
David Gray - The Other Side
Subways - Oh Yeah
Pet Shop Boys - Together
Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
Elton John - Are you ready for love
Spandau Ballet - Through the barricades
Tinchy Stryder featuring N Dubz - Number 1
Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up
Janet Jackson - Whoops Now
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Kid Sister - Daydreaming
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song
Pixie Lott - Can't Make This Over
Billie Ray Martin - Your Loving Arms

* The answer to Stuck in a moment was Fill me in by Craig David. Where am I? was the Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch.

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