Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wardrobe highlights

I’ve remembered some more funny stories from when I used be the designer for a London pantomime. As I said last week, I always tried to go the classy route with my designs. However, as rehearsals progressed, the director would … Continue reading

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Panto withdrawl

At this time of year I always suffer from panto withdrawal symptoms. For many years I designed the sets and costumes for a London pantomime and about now I find myself longingly eyeing fabric shop windows for sparkly fabrics to match my … Continue reading

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Switch-on

After the razzmatazz of the Bath Christmas lights ceremony, we in Widcombe always have our own modest switch-on. This year it’s on the evening of 29th November as we feel that a month in advance is enough time to get … Continue reading

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Get out of my pub

I saw a press cutting recently which described a punch-up between two uniformed police officers in the Ring O Bells, Widcombe. Don’t worry, it happened in Victorian times, and only warranted a tiny paragraph in Ye Olde Chronicle. These days … Continue reading

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Celebs

I was recycling loads of old papers from the Natural Theatre’s musky archive room recently. Mostly it was out of date financial records but I did come across some interesting misfiled items which I of course preserved. One particularly damp … Continue reading

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