Director’s Diary: Brunel, burlesque & cross dressing

School visits, cabaret, and of course concerts and river walks to the Eighth Wonder of the World! An important auction on Wednesday (more of this later) and on Saturday, lunch at the Tunnel Club and Down the Shaft with Tricity Vogue. Tricity is our very own underground, cross dressing cabaret performer, and with precedent. Below is from the diary of John Horsely, IK Brunel’s future brother in law: 
Oratorios, charades, plays and dramatic poems were all performed in our drawing room at High Row, Chelsea. Brunel was a frequent guest, and very attentive to Mary my sister. Brunel stage managed King Death a dramatic poem, which he livened up by casting Sophy for the named part, and taking on the role of grief-laden widow for himself. This was performed with such comic effect that the audience, which included the author, became helplessly convulsed with laughter. Unfortunately the burlesque proved too much for the author’s wife whose withering remarks interrupted the applause.
Sunday 12th Nov 
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks
Monday 13th Nov 
  9.30 Meet Brunel: Outreach St John Fisher School.
10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks
Tuesday 14th Nov
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks 
Wednesday 15th Nov
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
18.00 1st Southwark Brownies visit
18.15 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks
Thursday 16th Nov
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
 
Friday 17th Nov
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
Saturday 18th Nov
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
13.30 lunch at the Tunnel Club, Mayflower pub upper room 
17.30 Down the Shaft Cabaret & cocktails with Midnight Apothecary and Tricity Vogue
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