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.


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Next time: ‘Babysitting crisis…’

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