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Tuesday 27th Feb.

February 27, 2018

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Here we are after our second show of the week. Yesterday was the first Monday show I have done at Brick Lane- This being the fifth Panto- it shows the demand there has been for tickets, and apologies to those who I know haven’t been able to come and see us all.

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Martin, David Carter, Matt and Andy- a Musical Quartet!

Today we had a visit from Musical Director and accompanist David Carter. David and I go back so many years to touring shows and also variety shows, in the days when I did a piano act accompanying Silent Films among other routines!. David was the MD at The Palace Watford when Peter John presented Dick Whittington, along with his percussionist Perry Clayton. David has accompanied most of the major variety and music hall stars including Joan Reagan and Danny La Rue.

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We had a visit on Monday from Phil Randall, Pantomime Dame and Roy Sandy Powell. They came to a lunchtime show and it was great to have a chat during the Interval- shame it wasn’t longer. Phil is a fellow South Wales chap, he hails from Neath, next door to my home town of Swansea.

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Roy and Phil backstage

The Brick Lane Bowling Night out!

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A great night out for the Brick Lane Bowlers at Stratford’s Westfield after the show on Monday. Last week it was a trip to see Ibsen in Oxford, this week not Drury Lane but a Bowling Lane!

Here’s a little piece of panto history footage from the 1930’s, courtesy of Pathe News. A rehearsal of Aladdin. Nothing much has changed over the years!

 

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