I was reminded this morning that the musical Home Child is coming to Ottawa at the end of the month. I believe I mentioned this at a committee meeting last fall after seeing an ad in a theatre program.
The musical is based on the story of a Welsh family who had three or four of their children sent to Canada as part of the Barnardo orphans/Home Child program. It is being presented by the Goya Theatre group at Centrepointe on May 26-29. Tickets are $27.50 each. Showtimes are 8 p.m on the 26, 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. on the 28 and 29th. Further information is on the website www.homechildmusical.com
I think it would be good for us to mention this to our membership (email blurb) and also to advertise at the event. I don’t know if it is too late to put an ad in the program booklet, or if we can insert those colourful flyers that Gareth made for March 1st, but I think we should ask. I do not have time to do that so I would suggest that someone else on the committee check into it and follow up.
Please keep in mind that the Merched Dewi are coming up that weekend and that a concert is organized for Sunday afternoon, the 29th. Some of us are hosting as well and will be busy Saturday night, but I plan to suggest to my guests that we go see it as part of a Welsh weekend, if they arrive on Friday.