Before the play begins,
All are gathered in the theatre bar,
Endless drinks, laughter and conversations flow,
The audience gathered from places near and internationally far.
The swish of the crimson curtain dazzles as it opens,
A stage is set alight with intense electrifying performances ever seen
An understudy is catapulted to overnight stardom,
She captivates all as Elizabeth I - the Virgin Queen.
The Garrick, Duke of York, Fortune and the Shaftesbury,
Theatre has brought us great joy over the years,
Inspiring us, entertaining us,
Encouraging us and helping us to confront our fears.