Category Archives: Entertainment

My pantomime diary: 19 October

It’s all going so fast!  Time for an update. Posters -done Banners – printed and ready to go up Flyers – coming tomorrow Box office -open Programme – to do. Rehearsals are well under way. Tonight we learned the opening … Continue reading

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My pantomime diary:30 September

Busy busy week. Picked up some costumes at a car boot sale on Sunday…three chefs jackets for £2 which will help with the wardrobe budget! And they fit. Successful meeting with our super set designer. I have to switch around … Continue reading

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My pantomime diary: 23 September

Finally down to business and made a proper start on rehearsing Act 1. Ran through scene 4 a couple of times with the songs – very promising. The chorus songs sound great…a little odd to be singing Christmas songs in … Continue reading

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My Pantomime Diary: 21 September

Last minute change of plans tonight – singing was postponed to Wednesday which meant that people were hanging around a bit while we measured and fitted costumes.  I tried to block Act One Scene One but there were too many … Continue reading

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My pantomime diary: wardrobe

Sunday 20 September Jeannie and I went down to the cabins to fetch the costumes we had pulled out to try on. Two carloads of slightly musty old clothes arrived in the garden to be hung up and appraised in … Continue reading

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My pantomime diary: 17 September

Planning. A day off work today to accompany Martin to the hospital. Generally this involves hours in a waiting room, usually with a book (one time I read a whole book apart from the last chapter). Today I was able … Continue reading

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My pantomime diary: 16 Sept

I had a stress free evening planned – only principal characters called for some singing to make sure the voices blend and the songs suit. Sadly after talking to the musical director I will have to sacrifice one of the … Continue reading

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My pantomime diary: first readthrough

Monday 14 September Tonight was the first read through with the cast. Feeling a little overwhelmed. Lots of admin stuff to do. Collect subs. Need to draw up a schedule. And get some sleep. The chemistry is encouraging and I … Continue reading

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My pantomime diary : auditions

It’s very difficult not to gush in these posts but I am feeling giddy with excitement at the whole process. Auditions were great fun but also tense because I felt that burden of having to disappoint people. Reality check…this is … Continue reading

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My pantomime diary:first read through

Last night was the first official read through of the show. This is how it made me feel to hear it brought to life: Proud Happy Humble Excited Safe Grateful Some revelations – who knew *that person* would nail the … Continue reading

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