It's a Wonderful Set-up
Production week is here again! It’s a Wonderful Life takes to the stage this week. Tickets are on sale now from Bluntisham Service Station and TicketSource.
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?”
Thankfully, 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.
Elsewhere, 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.
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.
This photo was in no way staged, oh no.
By the end of the day we were ready to go…
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.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Adapted for radio-on-stage from the 1946 Frank Capra film by
performed by kind permission of Tony Palermo
Director: Peter Dodds
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October 2018
Bluntisham Village Hall