“And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,” a description borrowed from Mathew 7, but just as apposite to WV14 on Thursday night as a storm of Biblical proportions lashed the Black Country with the savagery and intensity of a slave drivers whip. Inevitably roads became impassable under water, and those caught outside were drenched, reducing the normally fulsome attendance a little this night for November’s Bilston Voices. Yet those undaunted by adversity outside were rewarded with a typically entertaining evening’s fare inside.
A double header of Malvern talent opened the evening commencing with the sartorially distinctive John Xavian who revelled in teasing the audience regarding the solemnity or satire of his work. Assuming the demeanour of an eccentric Doctor Who he in turn played to the eccentricities of Tom Baker , whilst also offering the reassuring gravitas of a Jon Pertwee. Whether eulogising The seed…
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