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‘‘Ordinary People’’ but an extra-ordinary show!

By The Newsroom
Friday, 22nd March 2019, 5:02 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 5:08 pm

That’s the verdict on Larbert Amateur Operatic Society’s production of ‘‘Zip Goes A Million’’ which ends its run tonight (Saturday).

And the first bouquet must go to the company’s committee for their courage and confidence is selecting a 17 year old Larbert schoolboy to play the lead.

It was controversial but young Allan Clark’s talent proved to be one of the major factors in the show’s success.

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His interpretation of the role of gawky, unsophistsicated Scots lad Percy Piggot arriving in Texas as heir to a vast fortune was the very essence of pawky, canny Scots humour!

His performance was laced with boyish humility and he endeared himself to the audiences, earning spontaneous applause!