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The magic of radio

Bluntisham and Colne Stage Group

The magic of radio


Last week we completed a successful run of It’s a Wonderful Life.  The radio-on-stage play format was something new for us, including many roles per actor, lots of accents (and hats), and sound effects created live on stage, among other things.  You can see some photos from the show here, although it must be said that, being radio, they do all look a bit similar.
Here we take you behind the scenes to show you some things the listeners didn’t get to see, if you know what I mean.
Our radio impresario Peter can finally relax now that the broadcasts are finished and we’re off the air.
However, production week was not without its moments of tension.
“I don’t know what I did wrong, Nick, but I’m very sorry and I won’t do it again”.
“Nick?  Is he still here?” said almost everyone at some point during the week.  His and Jackie’s move has been delayed, something to do with planning permission for the 17th shed with warehouse and industrial unit attached.  Our intrepid undercover reporter recently exposed how Nick has been peddling hand rails of dubious quality.  So desperate was he to try to clear his name that he attempted an act of blatant sabotage.
His efforts were thwarted by a higher power, for this is the Holy Hand Rail protected by the Divine Dolphin wind-chime.
Holy Handrail
The BaCStage Radio Theater and Bluntisham Broadcasting Corporation hanging out together, despite being on opposite sides of the pond.
“Welcome to the United Britain of Great Kingdom, old boy”.
There was an awkward moment when Ross demanded to know who had creased a corner of his script.
Ross Script
If you thought the curtains looked a bit creased, it’s because our expert team of ironists were occupied full-time elsewhere…
That’s not how you get your wings, Clarence.
Is it just me, or…
Kevin does Banksy
Maybe it’s just me.
Some pictures lend themselves to caption competitions.
Nope, can’t think of anything for this one.
George and Mary, married in 1932, celebrate their 86th wedding anniversary.
George and Mary
Aww, youth is wasted on the wrong people!
Let’s play a quick game of “who’s Jess?”  It’s like “where’s Wally?”, but different.
Looks like we have a winner.
Speaking of Jess, what’s got 8 legs and terrified Jess on Thursday?  No it’s not Becky’s family (they were in on Saturday), it’s this little fella.
He went to a good home.  We hid him in one of the raffle prizes.  Maybe he was in yours?  Go and check, I would.
With that we conclude another successful BaCStage show.  If you have been paying attention you’ll know what we’re planning to do next…


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  1. It was utterly brilliant and I commend you all !

  2. Nicola Doyle says:

    This is brilliant Luke, sorry I haven’t got the comments to you form Friday’s audience but am away at mo. Do you still want them next week? Nicola
    Sent from my iPad

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