The Last Show! What A Beauty!
Saturday 4th March
The Pantomime finished today after 32 Performances to packed houses since January 25th. For me it’s been a long Panto run since the Autumn. The Pantomime Roadshow ran into rehearsals for Northampton Derngate panto, which in turn ran into rehearsals for this show. That’s a long time in tights!
Our VIP Visitor today was Panto Dame Doyen Chris Emmett. Chris (Centre) has appeared as Dame all over the country and here at Brick Lane Music Hall. A member of the GOWR (The Water Rats) he starred with Roy Hudd and June Whitfield on BBC Radio’s “News Huddlines” for many years, and was the comedy performer seen every week at peak viewing time on our screens in the programme “3-2-1” starring the wonderful Ted Rogers. So lovely to have him here today for the matinee!
Beauty Bids Bye Bye!
Today was a two show day, with a long gap between the Tea show and the Dinner Show. Four hours in fact. Despite the drizzle most of us headed along the precarious path, crossing the dock where City Airport lies, and into a pub on the other side of the water. Soft drinks and sausage and mash was the order of the day, until it was time to return to the cosy Brick Lane backstage, where our guests were already eating their dinner. Here’s a few between Show pictures.
Make up re-applied, and then at 9pm we were back onstage and running “Schlepping Beauty” for the last time. Great response, couldn’t have asked for a better reception to go out on, and a lot of fun to be had on the way!
Last day at School!
Rhys gets a make-over!
Its been over thirty shows to full houses. We’ve added additional shows this year to accommodate the bookings, and they have come from as far as Swansea, Yorkshire and as near as Silvertown and East Ham! Our Cast, Our Stage Management, Lighting , sound,Administration, scenic painters and costumiers, Box Office, Chef, Catering staff and Front Of House Staff and indefatigable orchestra have made it to the end! Hoorah For Us!
From Brick Lane and from Deadly and her diary-Many thanks for reading this and Hope you enjoyed the blog! Farewell!