Matlock Luncheon Club met in July at the esteemed Peak Edge Hotel for their Annual General Meeting and to celebrate a successful year. New officers were elected and proposals for the future debated and decided upon.
Following the A.G.M a great lunch was enjoyed and the afternoon, and year, were completed by a wonderful contribution from Adam Smith who regaled the assembled company with songs and anecdotes from the ‘West End to Broadway’.
Adam’s background has well equipped him to perform; he has theatre in his blood. His family were part of Valley Varieties in Calderdale and he then progressed to Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, LIPA. He featured as a young shoplifter in Coronation Street, lectured on performance in Southern Italy and, according to one not very kind critic in his youth, ‘almost like Marlon Brando, if you squint’, in Guys and Dolls!
Adam’s set moved through Carousel via Les Misérables to Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Emotional and engaging!
Adam will be appearing in The Full Monty at Buxton Opera House in October.
The next meeting of the Luncheon Club will be in October. Further details are on the website www.matlock luncheonclub.co.uk