Yes, this report is long after the event but I have been busy with family events here in the UK. My first day at the Festival in Bath was a joy! Unable to find accommodation in Bath, I arrived in Bristol the night before, took an early train to Bath the next morning, and was ready to go. First I went on a walking tour, then dashed to a lunchtime concert at the Mission Theatre. After that it was a quick late lunch then a flying visit to the Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street. Then I rushed to the Abbey Hotel for a concert over afternoon tea. The US based Tin Roof Productions have written a musical version of Pride and Prejudice that was performed by the ensemble the previous night. We heard just the songs with a minimum of script. The songs were joyous, funny, clever and beautifully sung. My table companions were an extra delight – two young women from Rome and one from Hong Kong. This concert was the highlight of the day for me. The performers were so friendly and chatted to all after the concert, willingly posing for photographs with endless patience and good humour.
Travelling back to Bristol on the train I was thrilled with my first experience of the Festival and hope that I can go again one day.