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.’
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Next time: ‘Babysitting crisis…’