A young man who had been discovered searching for food in a bin at Eagle Junction said that he had never had a birthday party.
And so it came about – Eighteen years ago at the residence of Emeritus Professor Kenneth Wiltshire and Gail Wiltshire – a party in the back yard.
Under the Jacaranda trees
Festooned with lights
By technicians from the Twelfth Night Theatre
A magical world…
After a sing-song around a piano played by the Reverend Ron Holt, members of the group asked:
“Could we give a concert?”
And so it came to pass:
“What shall we call it?” asked Gail.
“Douglas Bader, the war pilot, is my hero”, said the birthday boy.
“Even though his legs were amputated he learned to walk again,
fly again. He took to the sky”, was the reply.
And so the musical theatre event accompanied by The Musical Chairs played to a packed house (500 people) at Twelfth Night Theatre. Reach for the Sky was the first concert of the Fantastixxx and a new era is was born.