The following programme gives a good idea as to the flow of a Bard’s Night evening, which will be full of entertaining performances:
6.30 pm – Reception activities commence, with a few unexpected, enjoyable interruptions
7.20 pm – Call to dinner. Performers lead the audience into dinner.
7.25 pm – Welcome remarks, announcement about the chosen charity and the charity prize drawer and prizes
7.30 pm – Dinner service commences with entertainment between courses.
8.50 pm – Dessert course, followed by an entertainment with impact
9.25 pm – Short break
9.45 pm – Charity prize draw (3 prizes for each venue) – to be confirmed
10.00 pm – Performances from cast and musicians
11.00 pm – Toast to The Bard – Procession of the Methuen bronze bust, accompanied by slow airs, and a closing toast to the spirit of William Shakespeare celebrating the anniversary of his birth and death
11.30 pm – Bars close. Music continues.
Midnight – The Bard’s Night ends.
We will not reveal the actual programme until the evening of The Bard’s Night, but this should whet a few appetites and heighten expectations for guests on the night.