Non Fairy Tale Characters - left to right - Wyn Davies, Mike Eckley, James Ross, David Rayson & Chris Buckley
The Province of West Wales is delighted to continue their support of the Carmarthen Youth Opera. The Provincial Grand Master, along with other members of the Provincial Team, were in attendance on Saturday 25th February 2023 to present a cheque for £2500 to this year’s cast of "Shrek – The Musical."
Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets? The show, the music and the entire cast were spectacular. The Provincial Representatives had a wonderful evening in their company.
James Ross, Head of West Wales Freemasons, said: "We are delighted to continue our support for Carmarthen Youth Opera. Their performances give a great opportunity to the large number of young people involved and bring joy to those fortunate enough to watch their shows."
Wyn Davies, President of Carmarthen Youth Opera, said "We are very grateful to the Freemasons of West Wales for their support both financial and by their attendance this evening to watch our performance."