Studley Operatic Society celebrates its centenary next year, an occasion that is prompting many a memory of bygone productions.
For instance, there was Veronique, when the specially-imported donkey disgraced itself on stage - an event compounded by the decision of a stagehand to open a window at the back, which enabled the prevailing breeze to ensure that the assembled patrons received maximum benefit.
The group's president, Joe Brennan, recalls: "Members of the audience sat throughout with handkerchiefs covering their faces and there was a 15-minute interval that was not shown in the programme."
And the 1950 Iolanthe found director Len Parkes having all sorts of problems in persuading the peers to kneel down at the same time. Came the night when he stood in the wings to give them their cue.
And with the first six rows of the audience also hearing the promised Parkes prompt, the peers knelt in unsurpassed precision in response to the urgent whisper, "Down, yuh buggers!"