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Cold Tea

Made it! Before Rosie! It's the first night of our play tonight. 'Confusions' by Alan Ayckbourn. Quivering, I shall be under the 650 watt spots. Drinking buckets of cold tea and lounging on the sofa and pontificating about the marital habits of young girls like Rosie! Cold tea - dilute of course - is surprisingly refreshing and, after a time, you forget that it isn't whisky and soda. I've been trying to get them to make it with sparkling water but, alas..... What it does do, however, is make you want to run to the loo. I thought it was only coffee that did that. But no, cold tea has the same effect. Take it from me (as my character says). I have to wave a pound note. Anyone remember them? I have a real one - last issue - but it's so small, hardly bigger than a postage stamp so Rosie produced some props - unrealistically big - but at least the audience can see what it's meant to be. So wish us well. Broken legs and all that and don't mention Macb...........

Posted at 24th Nov 2010 - 09:29AM   Posted by Fennie   Cold Tea Comments: 17

Blossomcottage's Avatar Break a leg Fennie along with my daughter in law who is in Panto at the Peacock Theatre in London xx

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 24th Nov 2010 at 09:59AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Break another leg from me Fennie...we still have pound notes here I could have sent you some!
As for know Macwho we only live a mile or so from his old castle so I'll go and lock him in so he doesn't cause any troubleVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Nov 2010 at 10:20AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oooo exciting and yet terrifying - break a leg from me and make sure you go to the loo before you go on stage . . . suspect it is nerves making you want to go as much as the tea.

When I was doing Dick Whittington - I was the cat - as soon as I had finished lacing myself into my costume - bingo I wanted to go to the loo!

Break a leg to your daughter Blossom . . . Very Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Nov 2010 at 10:53AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Break a leg all you thespians! What would happen, Fennie, if you used real whisky and soda? I suspect that might be quite fun (from the perspective of the audience Very Happy)

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 24th Nov 2010 at 10:57AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar As I am props lady as well as actress, wardrobe mistress and tea lady I could arrange for Fennie to drink all manner of thingsEvil or Very Mad but I want him to remember his lines and give me space to say mineLaughing so he will be getting cold tea.

In a production in far off days I had to sew a actor into his trousers as the zip broke which meant he had to keep his legs crossed during the whole performance and nothing to drink during the interval.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 24th Nov 2010 at 11:17AM

Fennie's Avatar Actually, whisky now. That would be a very good idea. I like the sound of that. With plenty of soda of course. And Rosie of course would be getting gin.

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Nov 2010 at 11:38AM

Fennie's Avatar And thanks, friends, for all your good wishes. Very best of broken legs to your daughter, Blossom. What is the Panto and what part is she playing?

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Nov 2010 at 11:42AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Break a leg, Fennie and Blossom's DiL. As for the Scottish Play, it sounds as though it is being well cared for by Fairy Nuff.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 24th Nov 2010 at 11:52AM

Dancing Dog's Avatar Break a leg. Sounds like such fun.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 24th Nov 2010 at 01:03PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Yes relevent fractures from me too...
What great minds you must have to remember a script...
I've forgotten what I had for breakfast by elevenses time.

Hope it all goes well....

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 24th Nov 2010 at 02:12PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Who said anything about remembering the script? With an imagination like Fennie's who needs a script?Rolling EyesRolling Eyes

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 24th Nov 2010 at 03:35PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar
This year, PricewaterhouseCoopers annual amateur pantomime including a specially invited audience of children, will be performing Pinocchio.

This is what she is rehearsing for Fennie, I can't remember what part she is playing she has an amazing voice and generally gets one of the principle roles but I think this year she is a Major Elf as she is now at homing tending her young and not working at PWC at the moment. It runs for a week and then they take it on tour around the UK and then to Ireland

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 24th Nov 2010 at 03:36PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Golly this all sounds like fin and I think you should come North on tour asap Very Happy
Do hope it all goes well and that Fennie doesn't miss his cue whilst in the loo!!!Shocked

Posted by: CalicoKate on 24th Nov 2010 at 07:50PM

Bradan's Avatar Break a leg and all that, Fennie and Blossom's DIL, sounds like great fun Very Happy

Posted by: Bradan on 24th Nov 2010 at 08:11PM

Sounds very delightful all round.

Instead of break a leg, how about dislocate a shoulder?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 25th Nov 2010 at 01:23AM

Camilla's Avatar Break a leg and all that Fennie, hope it all goes well, sounds exciting.

Blossom, I bought a fabby car many years ago which originally belonged to PriceWaterHouse. I love Panto's, sounds fun for your DIL.

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Nov 2010 at 01:33AM

Frances's Avatar Fennie, I have checked in on this post very late (your time) and fully expected to find some sort of review of the play, tea and all.

Bet that the audience applauded and all went very well.

Tomorrow, I'll be back for another peek, looking for a complete report.


Posted by: Frances on 25th Nov 2010 at 02:34AM

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