Saturday, 17 October 2009

Mostly for the Young'uns

A busy week with lots of "Billy Beware!" and "Ugly Duckling" is coming to a close. Well, almost, as we will be at Blackheath Halls this afternoon with "Aesop's Fables".
Thursday was a really special day we will not forget in a hurry. We had the pleasure of performing on the open day at the Bagshot Children's Centre (2 performances of "Billy" to packed audiences). But what made it so memorable was the official opening of the Centre by the Countess of Wessex, who delighted everyone by visiting the children in their classes.
I was the "roady" for the day and took great pleasure in seeing so many kids and parents enjoying themselves. The Centre had laid on many treats; Bouncy Castle, Go Carts, Punch and Judy, Lego Building, Smoothie Making, Face Painting, Balloon Modeling, to name just a few. Oh, and everything was free including the food.
It was a deserving success, and I and the actors thank you for our bag of "goodies",. Perfect for the grandchildren when they go swimming.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Christmas on the Horizon

Well haven't I been remiss! Mid way into October and nothing written.
Well, the truth is I am so knocked out by the reviews we are getting following the September launch of our latest production "Robin Hood Rescues the Forest" that I am having trouble just keeping up with the bookings.
Add to this the effort of trying to accommodate those looking to book "Ugly Duckling" for National Anti-Bullying Week, and then allow also for the frenzy associated with the demand for "Billy Beware!" during National Safety Week and you start getting the picture.
And as if this is not enough to contend with I am also juggling with schools and their "Literacy Weeks". They all want "Aesop's Fables".
Of course the literacy week invariably clashes with the other two making life a complete nightmare.
But don't get me wrong. I love every minute of it
Now please excuse me as I have to rush off and deal with yet another crisis.