Come Rain or Shine - fun for all the family!

Written by Cath Moyse - Thu 29th Jun 2023

Sunday was another hot night and the first run-through of "Come Rain or Shine" from start to finish accompanied by the full five-piece band. Miles was in his element as MC with his usual mixture of jokes, anecdotes and the occasional interesting fact. This was also the first rehearsal for stage management, so the cast (who are also the stage hands) had to remember which props to bring on and off the stage on top of remembering where they needed to be for the next number.

The show started with a very upbeat rendition of "It's Raining Men". The men's chorus came on carrying cardboard clouds which they used to punctuate the lyrics. All the cast looked like they were really enjoying themselves.

"The Wind in a Frolic" gives the cast the chance to dress up as a range of animals and eccentric village characters. I love the attention to detail - see if you can spot the gingerbread men in Liz's tray.

"Musicals in a Minute" promises to be as funny as last year's "Films in Forty Seconds" - with actors struggling to get their costumes changed each time the Boxing Bell sounds.

If you like dancing, then this is the show for you - tap dancing, line dancing, umbrella dancing and even dancing with lawn chairs in military drill style. LVP will have you clapping along to "I Love a Rainy Night" and dancing in the aisles to "Walking on Sunshine". You will be laughing at the sketches and groaning at Miles' jokes.

After the refreshment break, Julia held a game of hangman to get us to guess the name of the next year's pantomime. If you follow us on social media the you will already know that LVP's 2024 pantomime will be "Rapunzel" (think princesses, towers and long hair). If you would like to find out more about "Rapunzel" and "Come Rain or Shine", then visit our stall at the Nai's House Be Nice Festival (12noon to 7pm) this Saturday 1st July in Garth Park.

Tickets for "Come Rain or Shine" are available from or by calling 07864 715708. All profits will be donated to the Bicester Food Bank and UNICEF.