Project 6-17: Whitby

On the weekend of 23rd-26th June 2017 BaCStagers past and present descended upon the unsuspecting town of Whitby for a long weekend of exploring, eating, drinking, being merry and general socialising.  Here are some photos from a weekend that has already become part of the BaCStage legend!

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Friday evening, and having been released from their carry crates the actors familiarise themselves with their new surroundings
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It’s Whitby, it’s Friday night – welcome to the Not-quite-end-of-the-pier show
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“…and if I tread on this board here the trapdoor will open, and that chap there will plunge into the sea below!”
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We do like a nice bit of atmospheric lighting
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Saturday morning, and the BaCStage Stunt Team (Aquatic Squad) report for duty
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Meanwhile on dry land – “How many steps? 199? Yeah, good one!”
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Our intrepid adventurers bravely set off…
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… steely determination etched on their faces…
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… while at a local tea shop, others braved the shortage of booster chairs
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Up the creek, very much with paddles
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Paddle-guitar solo!
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Wherever we went, we felt that we were being watched…

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Can’t think how all those Dracula stories came about

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We found the chorus line for our next panto…
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… went for a drink with some locals…
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… and some of us even tried a bit of swinging!
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Back on the river, and Hogwarts is just around the corner (one for our younger reader there)
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We counted them all out, we counted them all back again, and we had a lifeboat on standby just in case
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Even those of us who didn’t go canoeing faced extreme danger from wave action
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The pool by the pier rocks! (time for that paddle guitar solo…)
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We found the perfect venue for our next post-production meeting
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Sunday morning.  Let’s hope there are no pirates around to prey upon these unsuspecting folk
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Oh no! Pirates!
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The pirates demanded money. We didn’t put up much of a fight.
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“There you are dear, there’s your monthly allowance. Now give it to that pirate before he waves his weapon at us again”
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One of our group started to sense the impending piratey peril
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“Help, I’ve been kidnapped!” “By pirates?” “No, much worse – by actors!”
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“…and over there, behind that rusty iron gate – that’s where we imprisoned the last bunch of actors who came up here trying to haggle a group discount!”
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“near, far, where-eeeeeever you are…” (“Jackie, I want you to draw me like one of those French girls”)
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“…and to your left you can see Whitby’s largest free bar…”
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“Mutiny! Mutiny! They’ve all got it…” oh hang on, that doesn’t work
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Someone on the boat had too much rum
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Man caught stalking women through woods claims that “one of them is my wife”. We’ve all tried that excuse…
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None of our younger members came along – or did they…?
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Old Mulgrave Castle. It was like that when we found it, honest
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“I’ve built the set – where are the flippin’ actors?!”
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Please do not feed the actors. They are becoming even more of a nuisance than the seagulls
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Sunset over Whitby at the end of a splendid weekend
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4 thoughts on “Project 6-17: Whitby”

  1. Love it Luke! Captured the the fun of the week-end perfectly…..when are you going to write that script? ( no pressure mind!)
    Nicola and Kevin

  2. Brilliant record of a GREAT trip. Well done, Luke – and thanks, everyone, for your company! We MUST do it again!!! Jackie.

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