Old Day School, Bluntisham

It's a Wonderful Set-up

Bluntisham and Colne Stage Group

It's a Wonderful Set-up

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Set-up day had barely got started when the wet and windy weather threatened to make it take-down day, as the TV aerial on the ODS threatened to fall down.  This prompted numerous questions including “why has the ODS got a TV aerial?”, “has the ODS got a TV aerial?”, “have we got a video?” and “did Nick put that aerial up?”
ODS TV Aerial
BoltsThankfully, by the end of the day the aerial was safely removed thanks to Ray Edwards, long term village resident, firework maestro and builder.  These recovered artifacts offer a clue to its demise.
Nick was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.
DerekElsewhere, set-up day continued apace.  It fell to chairman Ron to inform Derek that he was not to be involved in this production.  Having broken the news, Ron evaded any further peril by climbing some stairs.
We transported our bits and bobs to the village hall in a van very kindly supplied by Warboys Van Hire, to whom we are grateful as ever.  We transport everything by van, and I mean everything.
Once everything was transported we set about constructing the studio of the BaCStage Radio Theatre.
The Studio
There’s the studio, taking shape nicely.
The traditional fish & chip lunch also featured cake, thanks to Gordon whose birthday it was.  Having said that, the way he’s brandishing that knife (on a pre-cut cake, as well) I’m not sure if he’s really sharing.
As our regular reader will know, we take health and safety very seriously at BaCStage.  Thomas did his level best to protect his fellow actors from trip hazards, but unfortunately, despite his best efforts, one careless cast member still managed to come a cropper.
Health and Safety
This photo was in no way staged, oh no.
By the end of the day we were ready to go…
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Join us at the BaCStage Radio Theatre for our presentation of It’s a Wonderful Life.  Tickets are on sale now priced at  £8 for advance sales and £8.50 on the door.

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It’s a Wonderful Life

Adapted for radio-on-stage from the 1946 Frank Capra film by

Tony Palermo

performed by kind permission of Tony Palermo

Director: Peter Dodds

Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October 2018
7.30 pm
Bluntisham Village Hall

It's a Wonderful Life



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  2. Jackie says:

    Really really missed you people – and set-up day – and the fish & chips – AND CAKE?? Hope all is going well. See you at dress rehearsal. Good post as always Luke!

  3. nickmair1 says:

    For the avoidance of doubt, I can confirm the Nick didn’t fit that TV Ariel. I did want to remove it some years ago but it would have been a particularly difficult task involving long ladders and an angle grinder. It seemed likely I would have to cling to the ariel pole whilst cutting it away, which reminded me a bit about my earlier experience of lumberjacking when I sat on the tree branch whilst sawing it off the tree….. Anyway I’m pleased all ended well. Poor Ray Edwards , he was the goto builder called in for freebie emergency repairs to the ODS by playgroup 30 years ago. Thanks Ray. See you all soon
    Nick PS that Ariel is 405 lines, a standard that was replaced by high definition 625 lines about 50 years ago! PPS has anyone found a hand rail, you’ll recognize it…Wooden and short in length! ( Sounds like a lot of actors I know 😂😂😂)

  4. Gary says:

    “Have we got a video?”
    I spotted the line, Luke, even if nobody else did

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