Thank you Bradley Roofing

Unless you spent Christmas sat on a park bench on the moon you will know that Britain experienced some very bad weather at the turn of the year, with strong winds and heavy rain lashing most of the country.  This is not a good combination when you live in a building where some parts of the roof are even older than the jokes in our last panto.

Sure enough, the wind dislodged some of the old tiles from the front of the ODS roof early in the new year, allowing the heavy rain to get in.  The roofer who repaired the back roof was unavailable, having to deal with problems elsewhere.  With more bad weather coming Nick decided something had to be done.  In his own words:

As the heavens had opened yet again I decided this morning to put a sticking plaster on the roof to temporarily cover the hole…

Having applied the sticking plaster I was about to go home when a tradesman working on the house opposite approached me and asked if I’d like him to re-position the slates that had slipped down. Turned out he was a roofer replacing the chimney on the house opposite.  I asked him how much he would charge and he said if we mentioned his company in our programme he’d do it for nothing!

The tradesman in question was from Bradley Roofing.

As well as getting a mention in our next programme we’re more than happy to mention them on our web site too.  Job done – actors nice and dry beneath.

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A big thank-you to Bradley Roofing from everyone at BaCStage.

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Back to work

Is it too late to wish everyone a happy new year?  Probably.  It is the middle of January already.  2016 is flying by – it’ll be Christmas again before we know it!

We’re keeping ourselves busy round at BaCStage Towers.  Rehearsals are now in full swing for our next production, Virtue Triumphant.  There is much to do between now and April – our hero must be dashing, or maiden virtuous and our villain villainous.  For some their parts will come naturally; others will require much more acting.  It would be indiscreet to say any more than that.

Don't just sit there - rehearse!
Don’t just sit there – rehearse!

What I can tell you is a bit more about the play itself:

Virtue Triumphant, or, Her Honour in Peril, is a comedy melodrama by Pat Norris.  It is a full-blooded melodrama complete with wicked Squire, handsome hero, beautiful heroine persecuted and turned out with baby into the snow, comic rustics, flirtatious matron, susceptible vicar and other staple ingredients.  Thrilling adventures include a last-minute rescue, a chase, and a plethora of murdered bodies turning into vengeful ghosts.  The basis of the main plot is the Squire’s lust for the lovely Rose and his determination – on hearing of her coming marriage to handsome Richard – to possess her by hook or crook.

An actor, dying on stage
An actor, dying on stage

Stay tuned for more news over the coming weeks.  Until next time, that’s your lot.