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The Great Enormo Visits Birmingham

12 November 2013 11:19

We were at Birmingham Symphony Hall at the end of half term for another performance of our guide to the orchestra, The Great Enormo. This time with the world famous CBSO, woohoo. What a fabulous hall they have. My daughter, who plays the part of Michael Rosen’s granddaughter was even impressed with the dressing room, she couldn’t believe there was a piano in it which I couldn’t get her off despite having to be nagged to practice at home. No dress malfunctions this time I’m glad to say but I did get locked out of the choir stalls in the rehearsal and missed my cue. I should explain I play a rogue soprano who keeps appearing in various locations and trying to sabotage the concert with some opera singing. Great fun for me whilst James and Michael do all the work. Next show is back in London at the South Bank in February.

The release date of new treble Jack Topping’s debut album, Wonderful World, is also fast approaching. Last Friday I was with him at the Albert Hall for the Remembrance Day concert where he got to sing for the Queen for the first time. He’d only had a week to learn the song alongside school and homework but as ever was undaunted by the task or the TV cameras. What a pro. There’s still time to catch his moving performance on BBC iplayer if you missed it.