I’d like to offer our loyal reader an apology. It has been far too long since anyone posted anything on this blog. Real life has an annoying habit of getting in the way sometimes. I won’t waste your time with poor excuses; instead I will pretend that the last post was only a week or so ago and move swiftly on to what we’ve been doing lately.
Phew! What a… week… it’s been. In October BaCStage celebrated its 15th birthday with a big cake decorated with pictures from past productions, a suitable quantity of booze and a one-off performance of “Little Grimley Presents Strictly Sex Factor On Ice”, all of which went down very well with the carefully hand-picked audience of family and close friends who were in attendance. No photos of “Sex Factor” have yet surfaced, unfortunately. Yours truly was unable to take any piccies because he was on stage acting, dahling, but I did manage to get a snap of the cake before it disappeared, something which it did far more rapidly than a cake of that size had any right to do.
Once the party and Grimley were out of the way, preparations for our next production stepped up from medium- to full-swing. What, you ask, is our next production? It’s a panto! Oh yes it is… oh no it’s not… oh yes it is… and so on, and so on, and so on…
Back in the summer we settled on Rumplestiltskin as our weapon of choice for the panto season. Things got off to a slightly sticky start when we realised that the size of cast required was somewhat larger than the number of people available, but after some begging, stealing, borrowing, cajoling, arm-twisting, bribery and threats of violence we managed to round up enough bodies to be able to cast it. BaCStage tradition dictates that February is panto month, more specifically the half-term for the benefit of the junior BaCStagers involved, so next February 14th to 16th we will be performing Rumplestiltskin for the amusement of the good people of Bluntisham and Colne, and indeed anyone else who turns up with a ticket.
Something else we’ll be doing next year is putting more posts onto this blog. Promise.