The title here says it all. The Wayfarers Committee have finally yielded to the inevitable outcome that Jack and the Beanstalk should be postponed until 2022.
Having held out as long as possible in the hope that the pandemic situation would change more significantly, it has not and the Committee have been scuppered in the first instance by a lack of rehearsal facilities, before even getting into the plethora of other issues and dilemmas to be overcome.
While acknowledging the Wayfarers have simply joined those other societies who had already accepted their fate, there is still a feeling of disappointed that there wasn’t some way it could be made to work. As an amateur society the facilities and resources to allow for the cast to create bubbles, self isolate and be regularly tested just don’t exist.
However, the Wayfarers will be back for 2022, which those historians amongst you will have already worked out will be our 60th Anniversary. Yes, 60 years since Gordon MacDonald brought together a band of talented performers for a series of sketches, musical numbers and dance routines, giving birth to the Wayfarers and a history the society can be extremely proud of.
See you all in January 2022!