As David mentioned, these sketches “give you the low down on the grubby secrets that computer programmers have been hiding from you”. At times hilarious and on other occasions very thought-provoking.

The presenter, Madeleine Wheare, gave the links between the sketches with great wit and charm.

One after another we were both amused and horrified as the range of stories unfolded. Ranging from what happens when things are deposited in the ‘Cloud’, to total confusion when several people try to communicate by leaving telephone messages.

It was great to see so many stalwarts from David’s previous productions and very encouraging to see so many members of the cast who had never previously trod the boards. Eric Roth’s ‘Computer Song’ brought back many happy memories of the talented Graham Cooper and his ‘Ballad of Bill Gates’.

Congratulations to all who took part in this scintillating comedy, not forgetting B J Boulter for her artistic input and particularly David for this, sadly, his ‘swan song’.

Fantastically the show made 4,000 euros, the proceeds going to the Silves charity Castelo de Sonhos which helps deprived families in the Silves area, plus a donation to the Portimão Soup Kitchen.

by Mary Bentley