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Thursday 20th December-Headlines!

December 21, 2018

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All Aboard! Photo by Steve Tanner.

In earlier than usual this morning, as I’ve been asked to make up a reporter from the newspaper for a feature. Im very quick doing my own make-up, but doing someone else’s make-up is always tricky. Last person I made up was Paul Merton for his Poster Shoot for Wimbledon Panto this year. I got Paul to copy what I was doing on one side, so he would have a better idea of how to do it when the Season began. It looks like he’s doing extremely well!

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Our reporter today was Miles, and he was transformed in about thirty minutes. I then did the same to myself, but in about seven minutes! Here he is with some of the make-up applied!

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Talking of local newspapers, I’ve made the Front Page of The Herald. Along with a cat that apparently attacks Postmen. Hope it isn’t our Dick Whittington’s Tommy. I shall have words!

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Ryan as Tommy

The Review inside was glowing. There will be a link as soon as it is online.  We’ve had fantastic reviews from all papers and online- so that is heart warming. Hoorah for Team Whittington!

Both shows were packed, and we had a great reception. They LOVE to Boo they love to scream and they like to laugh very much. That’s what we’re here for!

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Between shows we all did a few gags and words of Christmas Cheer for social media to camera, then I went to the fantastic backstage canteen, manned by Theresa, and tucked in to a proper cooked meal, caught a brief nap, and did the second show. The glamour is overwhelming! I’m encouraging Sam Womack to take a proper nap between shows- explaining it is akin to charging your phone. It really does make a difference!

We made a visit to the nearby pub tonight- some of the guys from The Crew, The Band and Ela and Jannine joining Andy Ford and myself.

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King William Yard

Day off tomorrow. My plans are to lie in, explore King William Yard- a part of the ancient Georgian Docks here , now with Boutique shops and restaurants, and enjoy “Aquaman” in the cinema!

The Panto wot I costumed this year- “Aladdin” at The Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford continues to pack them in. Here are a couple of photographs of the Juveniles costumes- Villager and Cave scenes.

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