Tuesday, 18 December 2018

MY FIVE A DAY

No, I am not talking about fruit and, anyway, that myth has long been exploded.
I am referring to the average number of emails I receive every day offering to improve this website.
These appear to emanate from all over the World but, mainly India and China and sometimes the UK.
Of course there are the inevitable ones from the fraud capital of the World (not allowed to mention the country, but you all know where I mean).
There is a regular pattern to them all: rather like the unwanted telephone caller who starts off with "How are you today?". At which point you obviously hang up. Actually, if it is a live voice, and understandable, I may have a little fun first. Don't ask!!!
Yes, rather in the style of the shadow chancellor of the exchequer responding to the chancellor's budget address. He invariably praises his opponent for such an eloquent speech, and then proceeds to tear him apart.
So it is with those soliciting for our website business. "You have an excellent website however", and then they try to baffle me with technical jargon.
Somehow I manage to resist the temptation of responding with "yes, it is an excellent website. After all, so many of you are finding it without difficulty".
But no, once you reply, you are in their clutches.
Here endeth my bitch for today.
Let's look at a couple more pictures to remember what we do. Kids enjoying themselves.
Until next time,
Albert.......





Sunday, 16 December 2018

KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED

So far, so good!
I believe the weather is on our side this year. Keep raining if you like but please no snow or ice. England cannot handle it, and we don't want to disappoint the kids with so many shows booked before Christmas.
We were very apprehensive about last Monday's morning trip to Leicester, and then on to Mansfield in the afternoon, followed by an overnight stay in Stockton on Tees to freshen up for a late morning performance in Middlesborough on Tuesday.
Thankfully, all went well and the children and staff were delighted.
This coming week sees us in Chelmsford, Seaford, Birmingham and then finishing the year in London.
We start it all again in early January and I just read that the Seven Bridge toll is scrapped from today. That too is good news as we have a booking deep in Wales coming up shortly, and every penny saved helps keep us going.
I leave you with just a reminder of what we could have faced.
Until soon,
Albert.......



Saturday, 1 December 2018

IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER

It was only a few days ago I was telling you the wonderful news about Alia. Well, here is some more good news.
Starting in January, Paul Baverstock will be joining us.
Paul has a wealth of experience in both acting and directing.
Keen to get going, he has been armed with the scripts and will commence rehearsals next week.
Watch out for his biog. in the actors' section of this website where it will soon appear.
Now, I have been racking my brain to try and come up with some more "buzz" words; not with too much success I have to say.
Anyway, how about themes, studies, books, art, illustrations, creativity naration and entertainment.
Also, I think some character names from the plays may be useful.
So, here goes:
Billy, Gingerbread Man, Mr Hare and Mr Tortoise, King Henry VIII, Omar, Professor Mildred Mildew, Kitty, Stanley, Albert and his twin brother Edward, Maisy (the one you never see!), Neddy, Miss Cecilia Swan, Freddie the frog, Ann Boleyn, Ann of Cleves, Catherine Parr, Catherine of Aragon, Jane Seymour, Catherine Howard, Prince Edward, Princess Mary, Princess Elizabeth, Cardinal Wolsey, The Pope, Court Jester, Leper, Thomas Cranmer, Thomas Cromwell, Anon the Executioner, Grave Digger The Cow with no name, Mr Fox, The Snake and the Weasel, The Lion, Mr Stork.
That's just a few of the NINETY SIX CHARACTERS we portray in nine plays, and I haven't even mentioned any from "TIMELINE"
Still, enough to be going on with.
I fancy a cuppa.
So, 'till next time, this is Albert signing off. Come along Bonnie.......