Monday, February 23, 2004

Some lunch time blogging - a week on.

Mutterings continued.

No, I haven't been celebrating (birthday or Tempest opening night), my computer bit the dust and has been in for repairs since Thursday morning. I just rang Arrow and they haven't even looked at it yet.

Opening night of The Tempest came and went in a clap of thunder, a few lightning bolts and a sudden downpour of rain. The smoke machines under the stage were in danger of floating away (along with the young chaps who operate them) and the stage turned into an ice rink. I suggested Tempest on Ice but noone took me up on it. At 7.30 we sent the audience home. And at 8 we were looking up at the stars in the clear sky wondering if we had been premature. There was still a bit of lightning about and the seats were full of water so it was a good thing we decided not to proceed.

We had a small but appreciative audience on Friday and a larger and even more appreciative audience (who clapped every exit) on Saturday. Quite a few school groups have booked for this week so it will be interesting to see how they react.

Back at work today, just a bit of catching up to do.

I've never seen any of the Austin Powers films so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Goldmember (Foxtel Movie 1 last night). It had some quite amusing moments, the best being the accidental hijacking of a Godzilla float in Tokyo by AP. "Ahhh! Godzilla!" screams one Japanese gentleman. "Due to international copyright laws, this is not in fact Godzilla." says another. "But we should run as it looks like Godzilla!" says the first. "Which it's not." replies the second to the camera. Kevin Spacey as Dr Evil and Danny DaVito as a psychotic Mini Me was also amusing.

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