very special Christmas performance of "Belshazzar's Feast".
We meet a host of characters who are mercilessly sent up by the author:
Lucy the staggeringly trusting young music teacher, Tristan the
lecherous and vain anti-hero, Miss Greymitt the ageing and slightly
confused choir pianist, Claire the shameless and scheming temptress, and
singers with nothing but resonance between their ears.
Just as all does not run smoothly for King Belshazzar and the
inhabitants of Babylon in Walton's music, so the characters in the novel
suffer from hopeless yearnings, romantic misunderstandings and the
unfortunate consequences of their own misguided actions.
All is sharply and wittily observed in a delightful mix of romance,
music and humour.