Pull up a chair, take in a show
As you watch a tale, read to little ones at
There’s a range of characters
On the stage, in bright coloured attire
Making Mirth , for your entertainment
If you’re lucky – they’ll be a
Musical number or maybe magic tricks and
Everyone enjoys the antics of the panto animals
Although I like writing dramatic scenes, I don’t think i’m cut out for the stage.
I helped make a film back in 2009 for BASIC in Salford, but throughout the filming was more at home behind the camera than in front of it…
its all the remembering of lines, rehearsals, delivering performance and trying your best to cut out the ad-libbing
And as cover behind the scenes – there’s always something (or someone) to fudge your lines….Not easy to deal with a memory like a tea-strainer, and dealing with the resident drama queens.
My clearest memory of my patchy acting career ? Starring in a bit part of the School Pantomime – “Aladdin” – i’d been switched from one line to two – as I went from one Imperial guard to another…the biggest stresser – delivering the punchline at the end.
(co incidentally ….the film I helped make has won awards, and has been modified to suit the needs of the centre website)