Tis the season to be jolly… jolly baffled by this year’s crop of Christmas TV adverts. Personally, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for simpler, more innocent times, when a fox and a badger could bounce side by side in perfect harmony on a garden trampoline as a symbol of hope for a future of peace, harmony, togetherness and goodwill to all.
If you feel the need for something a bit more Christmassy to get you in the festive mood, come along to the Bluntisham Christmas Craft Fair next Saturday afternoon. There will be a wide range of stalls selling all sorts of things. We will be there too, promoting our next show and running our ever-popular tombola. I can’t promise you a winner every time, but I can promise you the chance to meet some friendly actors. Do come along and say hello!
The seasonal festivities are well under way. As 2014 draws to a close it’s a good time to take a look back at what we’ve done at BaCStage in the last twelve months.
We had two hugely successful shows this year. In April Murdered to Death knocked ’em dead, and in October Hero paid tribute to the heroes of WWI a hundred years on, as well as helping to raise valuable funds for the Royal British Legion. We took part in the Bluntisham Christmas Gift Fair, and at either end of the year we made significant improvements to the ODS, in the garden and getting the roof repaired. Each one of these was a big deal in its own right, so to have done all of this in the same year has made 2014 a real cracker for BaCStage. It doesn’t stop there either, as 2015 is set to start on a high with our pantomime, Dick Whittington, in February.
Of course you can’t have a cracker without a joke, so…
Q: What do you get if you cross a snowman with a shark? A: Frostbite.
Whatever you celebrate at this time of year have a good one, and look forward to great things in 2015. Merry Christmas!
Last week’s Christmas Gift fair was a great success. You could say we did a “roaring” trade.
Pity that none of the actors showed up in costume though.
Our tombola prizes were snapped up in double time, and we also managed to sneak in a subtle bit of product placement for our next show.
Did you spot it?
You may also have spotted that there was a tiger on our stall. But why could this be? Sounds like a cue for a festive quiz to me!
Was there a tiger on the BaCStage stall because:
A) Said tiger had escaped from a local wildlife park
B) BaCStage are diversifying from light entertainment into conservation of endangered species
C) There’s a panto looming on the horizon.
If I tell you that you’ll have to wait till February for the answer, that pretty much gives you the answer!
Thank you to everyone who came to the fair last week. We hope to see you at our next production (whatever that may be) in the New Year!
The Bluntisham Christmas Gift Fair will be taking place at the Village Hall on Saturday, November 15th between 2pm and 6pm. BaCStage will be there – we will have a stall and will be running a tombola. Anybody who has been to a BaCStage show and taken part in one of our legendary raffles will know what to expect in terms of prizes – there will be wine, choccies, games and other seasonal fare up for grabs. It remains to be seen, of course, whether we will manage to condense our legendary raffle experience into a time-slot of only 4 hours, but we’ll have a go!
If you happen to be in the vicinity next Saturday do come along to the fair. There will be all manner of festive goodies available, and as if that’s not enough to tempt you, you’ll be able to meet some actors “out of character” and find out more about us as well. Don’t let the prospect of meeting actors put you off – actors are people too, just like you and me. Well… not just like, but fairly similar…
Season’s greetings one and all, and we hope to see you there!