Island Stage Left ‘Christmas Memories’ Audio
By Helen Machin-Smith and Daniel Mayes, Island Stage Left Founders
With the season of goodwill and hope upon us, we at Island Stage Left are ready to do our bit to brighten your spirits and celebrate hope.
With that in mind, our gift to you is this professionally recorded audio version of “Christmas Memories” (the Dylan Thomas compilation) with Dan Mayes (narrator) and Penelope Haskew (singer).
It is entirely thanks to Rikki Swin that we were able to produce such a high-quality audio version and, for that, we are enormously grateful.
Now that theater all over the world are turning to video to keep the art of theater alive during this time, we are needing to learn new skills and acquire or borrow new equipment. Our aim at Island Stage Left, as always, is to produce the most professional product possible, so we are enlisting the help of a professional cameraman to film a spring poetry and music performance; one to lighten hearts, nurture optimism and engender laughter, we hope.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, it was impossible to film the much-loved “Omnium Gatherum” winter season program in time, but we are delighted to include the audio of “Christmas Memories” so that you can still celebrate with us this year.
We hope you are surviving these times with a view down the COVID tunnel to the bright light of spring and the warmth of summer, with Island Stage Left’s promise of a sunny Shakespeare comedy in 2021.
Our most fervent wish is that you are blessed with good health and with enough friends and family to connect you to what is best and most important in life.
With our very best wishes to you and all those you love.