Thursday, July 26, 2007

Weds 25th - "I'm sure we marked it!"

Today was always going to be a tough one and so it proved...

Men's movement drill at 10.30am (for those that turned up on time!)
Technical/Blocking rehearsal on stage from 11.30am - 1.15pm
Dress Rehearsal for Pirates between 2.30pm - 5pm
Strike Pirates, build Iolanthe from 5pm onwards
Pirates band call at 7pm

We finished a long day at about 9.30pm with the immortal words (from Mr Jackson) "I'm sure we marked it/them" ringing in our ears. Of course we hadn't marked the floor tiles or the drapes so we played the usual guessing games but we'll be sure to mark them before the strike (hopefully).

I'll take this opportunity to thank the technical team particularly Alan Jackson, David Marsden and of course Keith Drage who flew in by sea plane at 9.30am today and was on stage by 10am!

Whilst saying this I would also like to recognise the immense effort by the props and costume staff particularly of course Pat and Sue. Is it me or is Sue impossible to fluster even when we forget our ties, shoes, belts, etc., etc., etc!

I actually didn't think there would be much to write in today's blog until around 10.30 this evening when a fight broke out outside the local hostelry (The Foundry of course) and ex-PC Bostock decided to break it up. A lot of screaming and shouting later and Pete broke it up but not before taking a left hook in the eye!!!

Not a bad shot for a 4 and a half foot, seven stone laydeee!

Not sure what his eye is going to look like in the morning, we'll have to wait and see...

Tomorrow Pete will be mostly make up!

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