Reign of glory

TWO'S COMPANY: Dale Shaw as Ramon and Sue Hilton as Raquelita in Viva Mexico
TWO'S COMPANY: Dale Shaw as Ramon and Sue Hilton as Raquelita in Viva Mexico

Ponchos and sombreros brightened up a blustery evening in Bolsover where the town’s troupers celebrated their group’s 30th anniversary with a lively adventure down Mexico way.

As the rain hammered down last night (Thursday), prayers to the sun god fell on deaf ears during the production of Viva Mexico.

Even a song of praise to the deity by the Priestess - an outstanding performance by Diane Hulett in the vocal highlight of the show - failed to reverse the atrocious weather conditions.

In a production which was as hot as a jalapeno chilli, Bolsover Drama Group brought energy, enthusiasm and loads of laughs to a rarely performed musical comedy.

Viva Mexico continues its run at The Bolsover School tonight, Friday, October 7, and tomorrow.

For a full review, see next week’s Derbyshire Times.