Friday, 20 September 2013

Get the Whip out as we've cast off

Well we've cast and were ready to go. And what a line up we've got. Our regular followers will be relieved to know that there are a few familiar faces in the show and they will be even more relieved to know that one of them is me. My oppo obviously got a part by the skin of his teeth still you can't have everything.

Think we have some surprises in the line up for this show which always creates creativity as the show develops

We have a number of exciting new cast members this year. Auditions were amazing with a few X factor moments "oh my god I didn't see that coming"

Had some really good and talented people who we had to turn away and I hope that they are not too disillusioned (spelled that correctly amazingly) and will come back again. (Note to self too many ands in that  sentence). We really do like to strike a balance of experienced pantomimers (new word there!) and new talent. I think we have achieved it this year.

Rehearsals start on Tuesday, so I am going to have to dig the whip out.(don't really have to dig it out as I know exactly where it is, in the dungeon with my other props)

Blogs should get quite interesting from here on in.


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Who's got the X factor

Anguish, tears,shouting, conflict, pain, treachery, conspiracy, violence, no not world war 3 just the principal auditions.

And what a fun day we had last Sunday. We had a good mix of young and old which left us with a few difficult decisions to make. Bit like a football manager "we have a lot of competition for places but it is a good to be in this position and we are over the moon and it was a panto of two halves etc etc"

Anyway think their will be some surprises in team selection and hope that some of our key players will not be putting in a transfer request

Rehearsals start this week (for most of us!) and hope we are going to have a lot of fun amidst the moaning and groaning from the cast at having to learn their lines and remember which way they have to come on.

Also great to see all the kids at first dancing rehearsals last week. So many of them, it will be great to see the show start to develop over the next two months.

Right better go and write something funny which doesn't include farting and jokes about dog poo, well maybe a little

Blog should be back on track now panto season has started so stay tuned