Alexei Sayle brought the laughter;
The University of Liverpool Chamber Choir brought the beautiful music;
Jane Davis, host for the evening, brought her enthusiasm to the whole proceedings;
Frank Cottrell Boyce brought his wonderful nativity story from Millions (who was slightly nervous that he had to follow Alexei Sayle and ‘be funny’: “it’s like going on after Led Zepplin and being told to be loud”, but of course, he didn’t fail to make us all laugh);
Mark Carney brought his theremin (it’s okay, we’d never heard of the instrument either – I can tell you now though that it’s amazing!);
Georgina Aasgaard (Cellist) brought the rhythm (with the help of the audience, a xylophone and a cello);
The audience brought good cheer, festive spirit and an impressive singing voice!
It was certainly a good time had by all, and those are just a few highlights! In fact, this may have been the best Penny Readings yet – and I haven’t even mentioned the ‘creative’ raffle wheel – the pressure’s on for next year…