At West Essex Golf Club’s annual Yuletide celebration the ladies’ committee had a real surprise in store for its lady members.
Performing a take on Cinderella, a script based on the choosing of team colours for 2014 called Barbarella, in honour of Lady Captain Barbara Ingram, was marvellously written by Lynda Chard.
There was not a Stella McCartney outfit in sight! The cast that included characters like Alice in Wonderland, a fairy Godmother and Little Red Riding Hood, either borrowed clothes or wore homemade couture using crepe paper and staples! With faces beautifully made up, courtesy of a member’s wife, Lynda Chard and Linda Bearfield were the ugly sisters, who along with Barbara sang a Team Colours version of the Cyndi Lauper song, True Colours.
The club pro, Chris Baron, was also in on the act (literally), wearing a blonde boy-band wig, a silky blouse and a gold cape, as the second half of the play included a fancy dress ball that took the shape of Strictly come Dancing. There were, of course, lots of jokes about slow play – “he’s behind you” and ‘oh no he isn’t!”
The finale was an alternative version of “What a Wonderful World” and called “What a Wonderful Course”, obviously relating to the course at West Essex.