The cool cats of the Rat Pack wowed Newstead Abbey

IT was fun all the way as the Purveyors of Cool — otherwise known as the Rat Pack — wowed Newstead Abbey.

They presented a sensational outdoor show, entitled Vegas Spectacular, which featured what was billed as the greatest music of the 20th century.

Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior were revived in a fabulous production that has continued to be successful all over the world.

It all amounts to a special summer treat for fans as the music was heard across the picturesque grounds of the park.

Numbers included ‘Come Fly With Me’, ‘Under My Skin’, ‘Mr Bojangles’, ‘Lady Is A Tramp’, ‘That’s Amore’ and ‘Mack The Knife’, plus many more of your favourites.

Taking part were also the fabulous Vegas showgirls, who are currently auditioning for the autumn season.

The show is owned by the Master Entertainment Corporation and company managing director Wayne Kennedy has been in the music business for more than 40 years.

He said: “We take the show all over the country and it keeps getting more and more popular. I think Newstead Abbey is a particularly attractive outdoor venue for the event.”

The abbey is famous as the ancestral home of Lord Byron and one wonders what the illustrious poet would have thought of the Rat Pack, who achieved worldwide fame similiar to his own.