A random Holy Trinity schoolchild: "It was fantastic! We were on a real stage, singing our hearts out and the audience clapped so loudly and we've never had such a good time and I think we will almost certainly be on X-Factor before the year's out innit. "
A Christopher Singer: "I wish our musical director could drag himself out of his past and not force us to sing 'Classics of Stage and Screen 1930-1952' for almost the entire show. The bloody children get all the good songs and I don't know how anyone is going to notice my innate talent, which audiences have been missing for the last 45 years. Still, at least the kiddies drag in a few parents to ensure a decent round of applause every five minutes. And what a good thing we threw in so many costume changes to detract from the generally insipid vocal performances - not mine you understand, the rest of the cast. Talentless amateurs, the lot of them."
A parent: "I wonder if there would have been any audience at all if the kids weren't in this. And just how long is it going to be before they let the children take the stage anyway? ...there's a limit to the number of songs about 'Mack and Mabel' I can stand. Do you think the bar will sell proper alcohol?"
A bass-player: "Perhaps I should have tuned my instrument before the performance?"
Is this harsh? No, it isn't.