The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Thursday, 7 December 1989

Try That Round 'Ere And We'll Slit Yer Face

My No.1: ‘This Woman’s Work’ by Kate Bush


Today meant two more Strawberry Girl panto performances, which Stan (who’s written some ace music lately) came to review as part of his coursework.  This show was also videoed. 

If ever I think we’ve got a ‘dead’ audience, I don’t wait for laughs.  On the odd morgue-like show, it’s proven to be a wise policy.  If the audience is bright and perceptive, I give them a little more in my line readings; get a bit more nuanced.  Some reactions seem to be standard – and weren’t catered for in the original script – so I’ve now incorporated them into the piece, particularly the bit where I get the kids help in shouting for the dames.

This afternoon, Jonny + I played tea ladies in the Arts Meeting on the 3rd floor.
 
 

‘DON’T TRY THAT ROUND ‘ERE OR WE’LL SLIT YOUR FACE.’


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and almost always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Next time: ‘Babysitting crisis…’

No comments:

Post a Comment