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Yep – it’s a little bit tight!! The theatre that is – not the costumes!

We have had a very warm welcome up here in Birmingham – even if the weather is doing quite the opposite. We arrived at the theatre yesterday battling through a snow storm, which is not inappropriate for the subject of our show I guess…

I remember many years ago coming to the Alex to watch “Aspects Of Love” on it’s UK Tour -probably back in 1993 or something (yikes – makes me feel old!) and that was really before I had any incling of going into the ‘business’ myself, so I wouldn’t even have thought as to whether there was much room in the wings or not, or to be honest cared all that much.

But I do care now! And blimey, there’s not much breathing space side of stage with all our set, props and equipment. The local stage crew and all our Stage Management team are doing their best to try and keep everything organised so Babs the Baker can actually get her stall on to the stage, past Scrooge’s bed, with 12 kids trying to find their way round the wings in the dark, and the plethora of fruit, parcels and chains hanging around. The glamour of theatre life!!

The Betty Boothers have also had to forego their home for these week as there is no suitable place for us to do our wailing. Oh well… we’ll be back again. Just you wait and see. Oh and I should mention Sheri here (as she is the only one in the cast who reads my Blog!) – our very own blue Fairy… you go Sheryl!! 😉

Off to Bristol next week for our long stint there…

Stephen Weller

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  1. Hi Stephen! Came to the show in Southampton, and absolutely loved it all. Great production, brilliant cast – my favourite story of all time, too, so that made it even more special. Sheri MAY be the only cast member that reads your blog, but this is her mum writing to you now, and I read it often! Thanks for keeping me up-to-date! 😀

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