Congratulations to Sid Sidebottom who was awarded a life membership of DCS on the closing night of The Secret Garden. Sid has been involved with Devonport Choral for many years, both on and off stage. His first role with DCS (to my knowledge anyway – feel free to correct me!) was on-stage in Hello Dolly! He then went on to direct a string of highly successful musicals – Guys and Dolls (1993), Barnum (1994), Into the Woods(1997), West Side Story(1998), Footloose(2006) and A Slice of Saturday Night(2006). In intervening years he starred in Oliver!(1996) as the menacing Bill Sykes and as a much more loveable cockney, Alfie Dolittle, in My Fair Lady (2005). He also has taken on the role of society patron. Thanks Sid, for your fantastic contribution to the society…..but don’t rest on your laurels….there are a lot more musicals out there just waiting to be brought to life!