Published: 9 June, 2011
by DAN CARRIER
REGULAR readers, cinephiles and those who like a grand silver screen giggle will know the Sound of Music and the Blues Brothers singalong sessions at the Prince Charles Cinema are legendary.
But the clever people at my favourite cinema have just cranked it up a notch for a special show this Saturday night.
Next up is what they call “Chant-A-Long-A-Wicker Man”, and I have to say: genius!
Come and join in the fun as Edward Woodward tries to unravel the mystery of a missing girl on the inaptly named Summerisle – and gets right involved in some Pagan-style fun and games.
The night is hosted by performers David Bramwell and Eliza Sketon, and will combine live music, a fair amount of bottom slapping (according to their blurb), plenty of audience participation and the chance to get down and raise your voice to such Wicker Man classics as the song about a leaf on a tree, which spooks out poor Sergeant Howie. To help you along you’ll be given a Pagan hymn book and a goodie bag of mystery items, which I hear includes such interesting objects as edible foreskins and umbilical cords (yuk!).
You will also get to see a short spoof made by your hosts at the start of the show – one that director Robin Hardy would be rightfully proud of inspiring.