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Emma Mills

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St David’s Players Bring G&S Covid Song to Life

Our Lockdown competition attracted entries of all kinds including a ‚ÄėCovid‚Äô adapted version of The Nightmare Song from Gilbert and Sullivan‚Äôs Iolanthe. The stresses of a Zoom call were ably expressed in a humorous, tongue twisting monologue by Jenny Saunders. Of course, it really needed to be sung at our prize giving ceremony in early September and we are grateful to Gareth Davies from the St David‚Äôs Players, Exeter‚Äôs G&S Society, for helping us make this happen. Gareth sang this hilarious rendition, with local pianist Roger Stephenson accompanying, and Jenny was delighted to see her piece performed in front of an enthusiastic audience in the town square. Emma Mills from Crediton, a long standing member of the St David‚Äôs Players, reports on the history of this popular society and how they have been coping with lockdown.¬†