Tag Archives: pantomime

To Hexham for celebrities, and to Perth for the pantomime (Rousse)

A crowd of posh pensioners carrying cameras obstructed my way as I attempted to drive my little buggy (illegally) along the pavement of Temperley Place, Hexham. They had their long lenses fixed on a doorway, in eager anticipation of snapping … Continue reading

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Angelina Ballerina fans interviewed by Rolf Harris (Belle)

My friend JB and I were on one of her famous ‘pantomime crawls’. We arrived at the theatre in time for the Angelina Ballerina curtain call. ┬áSmall children were screaming with delight as a hippopotamus in a tutu took a … Continue reading

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Texan Snow White meets Cheshire Cat on the pantomime stage (Rousse)

DT left baby J in Texas so that she could return to the UK and co-star in pantomime with CG. She was playing Snow White, and he the Cheshire Cat. It was rumoured that DT would speak on stage with … Continue reading

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Jackpot Jack and the Beanstalk (Belle)

JB, AL and I were off to the pantomime in Catford. We took in a pre-show drink in the beautiful red velvet bar. It all seemed odd. The show was meant to start 30 minutes ago, and where were the … Continue reading

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PhD student pantomime is a joke (Rousse)

I despaired at the early rehearsals of the PhD pantomime. The acting was truly terrible, and now the students hoped that I would save the day by playing the role of the lead villain. My contribution was pathetic. Only my … Continue reading

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Rousse hunts for food after a cold night in the research council committee car

The venue for the research council meeting was a tiny battered car on Annandale Street. I was squashed in behind the front passenger’s seat listening to academics pontificating about anything but research. For example, one shared his obsession for staging … Continue reading

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The FBI get their man (Belle)

After carrying out an elaborate armed robbery, the man in grey army fatigues (how trendy he looked!) went on the run in America and I floated along beside him for the ride. Was I his conscience? The narrator of a … Continue reading

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Shh – it’s a secret society (Belle)

The fire station was an attractive modernist building overlooking a river, but the rest of the city was ugly. It was just a badly painted pantomime backdrop. Meanwhile I had inadvertently joined a secret society of librarians and an over-enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Belle’s bare bottom beauties

I don’t know how anyone had talked me into taking a four line speech in the company pantomime but I had handled the situation in an adult way by ignoring it and hoping I would get run over before the … Continue reading

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Panto season (Belle)

I was sitting next to J near the front of the theatre for the closing scene of the pantomime and the entire cast was jumping around in shaving foam. I was particularly enjoying the rhyming scheme and chuckled at how … Continue reading

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