Thanks to Mike Wood and his team at the Riad Star, Marrakech for a fantastic stay and the unforgettable experience of performing Sequins on My Balcony in the former home of Jazz Age Star, Josephine Baker.
Josephine has always been a great inspiration for me, not just as a performer, dancer, comedienne, entertainer and passionate advocate of civil rights but as a woman who believed that no matter how big the trials or tribulations, THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
It was fabulous to enjoy the luxurious surroundings of the Riad Star, not to mention marvel at all the Josephine memorabilia, including the costume she wore for her last ever performance - and try on a head-dress worn by a showgirl at the Casino de Paris. (Very heavy, I must say.)
I'm delighted to say that the show raised nearly £500 for the Henna Cafe Cultural Association.
If you're up in the North East next weekend please join my co-star Dick Rogers and myself for an afternoon full of dance, fun - and games involving bras??!