Looking back to Fannie and Johnnie

A first for the Beaufort, professional theatre in our Function Room! ‘Fanny and Johnnie Craddock Cook the Great American Songbook’ played for two nights back in May 2013. Brought to us by the Show of Strength Theatre Company from Bristol, this was their first appearance in a country pub.

Photos from the night - Click image to enlarge:

Preview night on the Thursday was followed by a sell out on the Friday. Local celebrity Richard Lewis (of Radio Bristol) attended the preview and said the performance was sublime. The two stars were Kate McNab and John Telfer and they truly lived up to all of their accolades, hilariously preparing a prawn cocktail for starters (prepared and served by us in the interval) and then followed by a chicken dish which again we served in the interval.

For the main course Lin and her team from the Beaufort prepared Coq-au-vin and it was superb (if I say so myself), this was then rounded off with Black Forest Gateaux which surprised the actors – when they came back on for their encore, muggins was taking their plaudits by mistake when he was only trying to shepherd in the desserts… (We only did two courses on the preview night).

Anyhoo, the whole thing was a huge success, with some of our customers saying that they’re going to see it all over again at the Hen and Chicken in Bedminster.

Brilliantly well done Sheila and Co. – roll on the next one.


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