Archive | June, 2019

ENTER SUSANNA

29 Jun

Marianne poured herself a cup of black coffee and sipped it with a grimace. There was a tap on the door. ‘Excuse me,’ it was Jeff, the stage Manager, there’s someone to see Jason, Do you know where he is?’ ‘Isn’t he rehearsing on the stage?’ ‘No, he went to the dentist. Shouldn’t be long.’ ‘Then get the visitor to wait.’ Jeff looked anxious. ‘I don’t know where to put her. She’s… (Jeff indicated a big belly) Preggers. – very – looks like it might drop any minute.’ ‘Oh Lord, better wheel her in here. Get Icy to give us some tea, will you? I can’t drink this filth any longer. Tell the cast I’ll be with them after the coffee break.’ ‘They are all right. The MD is just rehearsing the music for the finale.’ Then I won’t be needed for a while anyway.’ Jeff turned to go. ‘Oh, and Jeff.’ He turned back ‘And tell Ivy – some chocolate digestives, wouldn’t go amiss.’ ‘I hope they are for the visitor and not for you.’ he replied warningly. ‘Don’t worry, I won’t touch a morsel.’ she said wincing. Jeff showed in the girl, who was indeed heavily pregnant. A pretty dark girl with huge grey eyes. Fringed with thick brisling lashes and a sweet childlike smile. She didn’t look old enough to be a mother, but she obviously was. Marianne helped her to a chair. ‘You are visiting Jason?’ askedMarianne. The girl spoke in a high upper-class voice. ‘I’m Susanna – Jason’s cousin, do you know Jason well?’ Marianne smiled to herself. ‘Oh yes,’ she said ‘I know Jason very well, and his mother and father.’ ‘Oh, you would, of course. Mummy and Daddy aren’t too keen on Aunt Jess, you know, but I think she’s rather fun.’ ‘You could say that. Jessica is a very amusing person.’ ‘And so clever. I intend to e an actress when When…’ ‘When you grow up?’ laughed Marianne. ‘Yes,’ said the girl,’ making a funny little face. I am huge, aren’t I?’ Mariann nodded ‘A bit huge’ she said. Ivey arrived with two cups of tea and a [late of biscuits, the girl pounced on them with delight. ‘Oh, golly,’ Susanna cried, ‘choc digestives. my faves.’ The girl reached out greedily for a biscuit. Marianne looked at her left hand as she did so. No Ring, so what, that meant either that she didn’t like wearing rings, or that she wasn’t married. Either way, it didn’t matter these days.’ Marianne put out her hand to take one of the biscuits but was saved by the reappearance of Jeff. She snatched her hand away, guiltily when she saw his reproving look. ‘Bit of a crisis Marianne. Some of the music appears to be in the wrong key. Can’t think how it happened, we had it all transposed. ‘I’ll be along in a minute,’ she said. Jeff left giving her a piece of mime which meant ‘NO BISCUITS’ She began to wish she hadn’t told them all about her problem, they watched like a gang of hawks. I’ll have to run along now,’ she said,’ why not sit here, have a look at Spotlight, that’s always fun. I’ll put it on the desk, so you don’t have to hold it.’ Golly, all those millions of photographs.’ ‘Yup – all actors are trying to make a living. It costs them quite a lot to get their picture in there, not to mention the price of the photographs themselves. But somehow they all manage to find the money – and sometimes it pays off. I use Spotlight myself when I’m casting.’ ‘How interesting. I suppose I’d better do something about getting into it.’ ‘Well, certainly if you are going to be an actress, certainly. Did you have any training?’ ‘Yes, I was in the middle of my course at Central when this happened,’ she indicating her stomach’ Not that I mind about it. In fact, I think its rather fun. Do you have children?’ Marianne bit her lip, the pain still seized her at times, she envied this little creature with all her heart, but she wasn’t about to admit it, not even to herself. ‘Not yet, Just as well. I have too much to do here.@ ‘My mother’s not very keen on this’ she indicated her bump, but Aunt jess has been fantastic. She’s awfully kind, you know.’ Marianne laughed lightly ‘You could have fooled me.’ she said The other girl laughed ‘No really, I’m very grateful to her.’ ‘Anyway, I must go. Stay and enjoy yourself. I’m sure your cousin won’t be long.’ Marianne made her way to the auditorium. So that was Jason’s little cousin, Suze. She certainly was a pretty little thing. What a pity about the pregnancy, so young. Still, if the family was rolling in money, it wasn’t really a problem. Suze would e up and back at Central before you could say, Jack Robinson. But Marianne felt kind of sorry for her despite her assertions that she was having fun. She seemed so tiny and yet so huge. Perhaps her feeling of sorrow was not so much for the girl, more for herself. She still missed the baby she had never had. She saw Jason looming into view. His face swollen from the novocaine. ‘Hi Jace,’ she said, how’s the tooth?’ ‘I’ll live.’ ‘Your cousin is here.’ ‘Cousin?’ he asked, ‘which cousin?’ A dear little thing. Susanna.’ ‘Good grief, the one at Central. Haven’t seen her for months.’ ‘Then you are in for a surprise,’ Marianne carried on down the corridor, ‘She’s in my office.’ For the next hour, Marianne was busy working out the music. It ha da ll been written in a key far too hight for the soprano and all had to be transposed. Unfortunately, the musician had made an error, and it was now much too low. The Muso was sent away to try again, and Marianne stayed to watch the choreographer put the actors through their movement for the finale. Jason arrived at rehearsal apologising profusely for the delay. He had a strange expression on his face, but he carried on with the rehearsal as usual. When lunch was called, he left without speaking to anyone. Marianne was still giving notes to Laurea Jensen when she saw him leave the auditorium and the last she saw of him was when she left the theatre and saw his car disappearing down the road in a belch of smoke. Marianne kept the afternoons free at this stage in rehearsals so that the actors could learn their lines, and she could get on with her ever-present duty of reading scripts. She would be seeing Jason this evening. He had not seen the current production as he had been away on location since it opened. He would be out front tonight, and she looked forward to finding out why he had rushed off in that impetuous manner. She was not unduly perturbed. Jason’s behaviour was eccentric more often than not, and it was nothing for him to go off without saying goodbye to anyone – and unless he was actually working, he could be missing for weeks at a time. He would just drive that car of his all over the country, stopping at little inns along the way. Always it seemed to Marianne, he was trying to escape from something but had never discovered what it was. Marianne suspected it had to do with his mother, Jessica. He had such a love/hate relationship with her. He avoided her whenever possible. Would not be seen at theatrical parties or first nights if he thought she would be there. It was as if he didn’t want to be alongside anybody in his life. He had to be able to make his life on his own. Be alone when he needed it. Marianne understood this.She had moments like that herself, but they did not hold such a priority in her life that she felt it necessary to hurt and offend her friends. Jason just never seemed to notice the effect he had on other people. Marianne always put it down to upper-class arrogance. She cared enormously about other peoples reaction to her. That evening Marianne arrived to see the show. A charming little musical play which he had dug up from a pile of eighteenth-century music. It had been presented before, and the music had been rewritten. It had been a while ago since it was last shown, but she had heard about it from so many people she thought it deserved another run. Marianne looked for Jason as soon as she arrived, but couldn’t see him anywhere. He tended to turn up just as the band was playing the overture – a miracle of timing. She always had a feeling that Jason might sit outside until he heard the first bars of music so he could make his entrance in the nick of time. Maybe it was for effect, perhaps it was just that he didn’t want to talk to anyone. However the body that plonked itself next to her in her favourite seat at the back of the tiny balcony was not Jason’s, it was Charles Granville. He kissed her on the cheek as he slid in beside her. ‘Hi.’ he whispered. She whispered back, ‘You here again.’ He nodded and gave her a wink. ‘I love this play – and I love what you have done with it.’ ‘Oh, thank you.’ When the interval arrived, Marianne and Charles went into the bar for a drink. As Charles was fighting his way through the crowds, Marianne looked for Jason, but couldn’t see him anywhere. Maybe, after all, he’d decided not to come. She was disappointed. But, there were still opportunities for him to watch the play. Charles arrived, carrying glasses. ‘That Laura has really got a message for the audience,’ he said, ‘Who’s her agent?’ ‘Bruce Coptic’ ‘I might have known. He always had a good eye.’ ‘Yes he saw her in View from the Bridge and signed her up on the spot.’ ‘I expect you dragged him here by the bootstraps. ‘Wel, I did drop a word in his shell-like. But he was very impressed. Went for her like a bolt from an arrow.’ ‘She certainly has a strong sexual message.’ he said. ‘Don’t tell her that. She refuses to be a sex symbol.’ ‘Then, she;’s loony. She might take advantage of what she’s got While she’s got it. I think we should try to find a West End Play for her..’ Marianne looked at him with narrowed eyes. ‘For all of us.’ she said hissing through her teeth. Charles burst out laughing. ‘It’s just about time, is’t it?’ and he put his arm around her and gave her a squeeze. ‘Don’t worry Marianne. I’m looking – as soon as I find the right vehicle for you and your chosen few. And yet it must be commercial. You may have to lower your standards a bit.’ ‘I don’t see why. They do a lot of good stuff around town these days’ ‘Yes, well I want a real smash hit commercial success. Scrub around the art for the moment. We’ve had plenty of that.’ ‘t would be nice if we could have both.’ ‘Later, my dear, when we’ve got well and truly established. Bear with me and trust me in this.’ As she spoke, Charles put his hands on her shoulders and looked deep in her eyes. She knew he was going to kiss her, and she knew she would like it a lot. There in the middle of the crowded bar, with people all around, Charles kiss was light as a butterfly. He was the kind of a man who was in charge of himself and his emotions. A man who has specific intentions and is going to make sure to get what he sets out for. Marianne suddenly felt a little dizzy and without a word, allowed him to escort her back to their place on the balcony. As soon as the show finished, she whispered to him. ‘Sorry, have to fly – early rehearsal’ and giving him a quick kiss on the cheek, left him no opportunity to change her mind. He watched her go with a puzzled expression, shook his head and made his way round to the stage door.

summer rolls

27 Jun

Summer Rolls SUMMER ROLLS BY TUYEN DO At the Park Theatre. This is the very first British Vietnamese play, and the story culminates in the creation of the very first British Vietnamese restaurant. It is basically the story of Mai { Anna Nguyen)who we meet as a twelve-year-old girl in Epping with her Vietnamese family who have escaped the ravages of their war-devastated country and are settled here in England keeping alive by sewing garments for another Vietnamese Mr Dingh.(David Lee-Jones) She is a second generation immigrant, and the play brings into focus the difficulties of a young person’s dual identity. Her family are old fashioned and want to retain the values of the age. She is a rebel and talks English as much a s possible, even sins by having a British black boyfriend (Keon Martial-Phillip)– upsetting the racial prejudices of the rest of her family. But we discover some British racial prejudice whe her much better-behaved brother,(Michael Phong Le) who has passed his degree first class in Mathematics but, because he looks different, is finding it difficult to get a job. Mr Dinh wants his son to marry Mai – ‘she can have a good life staying at home and cooking for her husband’ but her brotrherd feeds her ambition by buying her a camera. The mother (Linh-Dan Pham)is a powerful woman who sent the boy away when she was heavily pregnant with Mai, and he made his way alone to England. She has made him work at his education and is responsible for th high standing of his degree. The Father (Kwong Loke)has been interrogated and has confessed to something, we do not find out what it is, but this has left him a little mentally deranged, and he walks in his sleep. He spends much of his time, playing cards with Mr Dinhn and drinking Vietnamese liquor. Photography plays a large part in this play. The girl Mai takes pictures – especially of Mr Dinh, when we find out the secrets of his life. She also collects photographs of her family when they were young and shows them to David. Tuyen Do is an actress of the National Theatre. But she too is Vietnamese and knows the situation well. The photography is a strong element in the play. She shows photographs of her mother to her boyfriend. Kristine Landon-Smithj directed the play, and I feel she has a few spatial problems to investigate. The boy and girl Mai and David are completely inaudible and invisible at times because they are lying on the floor. To a lot ofe. Also from left of the auditorium Mr Dinh and Father are invisible as they a replaced too far right for a long time, I remember that sometimes the action is placed on a dais to conquer the problem of lack of visibility. There is a higher place at the back of the set where Mr Dinh delivers secrets s of his past life. It is a shame he is unable to address the audience a little more, but he is stuck up on a narrow platform at the back. Nevertheless, he gives a very effective and sensitive performance. .

Marianne – A PROBLEM

22 Jun

Marianne left the surgery and got into her car to drive back to the Theatre. For almost the first time since she had the suspicion might be pregnant, she gave a thought to the father of her child. Would he be pleased? What a strange thought. She hadn’t considered him at all. After all, it had as much to do with him as with herself. Maybe he’d welcome the idea – perhaps he’d be horrified. She realised that besides not thinking of him as the father, she knew little about him – she had no idea of his innermost thoughts and feelings. Theirs was a loving relationship but hardly intimate. Did she, in fact, love him\/ as a woman should love a man. She had no idea. A loving friend, a sexual partner, a rewarding workmate. She tried in vain to recall a conversation that didn’t have to do with work. Gossip of course, but as to their real selves, their working selves never. So was this a basis for a shared partnership – a marriage even? A marriage! The very idea made her gasp. Yes, she did have a half-suppressed feeling of excitement at the thought of being Mrs Sherwood –no even stranger – one day perhaps Lady Belize. Lady Belize! Darling Jessica as she was always known in their circle. What on earth would Jessica say? Would she, the greatest snob in the English peerage, would she welcome the mere country doctor’s daughter into the aristocratic Belize family. Though she was a ……. from the slums of Hull, perhaps because of that very fact, she was sensitive to the attitude of her class. Marianne gave an involuntary shudder and exclaimed aloud “Darling Jessica is walking over my grave.” She suddenly felt very cold and she shut her car window against the keen Autumn breezes. Never mind Jessica, although her hold over her only son was powerful, Jason did have a mind of his own – didn’t he? When she arrived at the Theatre, she went straight to her office and, overcoming her reluctance to get on with the job in hand, she called Jason’s number. The phone rang and rang and went on ringing. She felt a surge of relief in not having to deal with the matter just yet. She sought him out at the Theatre that evening. He was making up in his dressing room She looked at his face through the mirror as he prepared his face with glycerin and rose water ‘Can we get away quickly after the show tonight? I want to talk to you.’ ‘Sounds ominous.’ ‘Yes, could be, but Interesting. Can we do that? He grinned at her in the mirror, his face looking like a red Indian with stripes of five and nine all over his face. ‘Whatever you say, Boss, I am yours to command. I can always slip away. You’re the one who always has to stay and have a drink with your precious stars.’ ‘Well, not tonight. I want to get away as soon as possible. Meet me at my flat?’ ‘Of course.’ She felt strange, she had thought he might refuse, but why should he? She felt her heart flutter. Maybe, after all, she was a little in love with him. Why should she suddenly fear him? As soon as the curtain came down, it seemed Jason was at her side.. She saw a little makeup adhering to his ears. His eyes still watering from an over hastily application of Cremine. He was still sweating from his vigorous portrayal. It took him at least twenty minutes to cool down after the show. He gave her a kiss. ‘See you in a minute’ he said. Just then a large blonde young woman arrived from one of the tourist magazines. She wanted an interview with Marianne. Jason gave Marianne a wink and a toss of the head towards the car park. Marianne made her escape while Jason kept the girl talking. She ran to the care, feeling comfortable, safe, feeling that Jason had her interests at heart. She couldn’t understand why she had been afraid. ‘He’s just a loveable kindly bear’ she said. She let herself into the flat and set about preparing coffee. She set the small coffee stale, after a moments thought, adding a bottle of whisky and a couple of glasses. Jason arrived just as the coffee was ready, and lowered himself into the big armchair. ‘So shoot’. He said. He shook out a cigarette from his packet of camels and lit it with a flourish of his Zippo lighter. Marianne looked at him fondly, he was like a child playing with his toys. He was being Humphrey Bogart this evening, she decided. He had actually dressed up and was wearing a black shirt, white tie and a fedora tilted in the back of his shaggy coffee coloured mop of hair. She certainly thought maybe she loved him quite a lot. She was certainly very fond. Marianne sat opposite him and tried the direct approach OK Buster,’ she said in a Jimmy Cagney voice,’ Hold onto your hat. I’m Pregnant!’ He was at the point of raising the cup to his lips He stayed, just as he was, the glass halfway to his mouth, his face never flinching, his eyes never moving from her face.#e stayed where he was, the glass halfway to his mouth, his face never flinching, his eyes never leaving his face. ‘Aren’t you going to say something? Said Marianne,’ Marianne left the surgery and got into her car to drive back to the Theatre. For almos the firt time shince she had the suspician might be pregnant, she gave a thought to the father of her child. Would he be pleased?What a strange thought. She just hadn’t consideted him at all. Abtu after all it had as much to do with himas withherself. Maybe he’d welcome the idea – maybe he’d e horrified. She realised that besides not thinking of him as the fatehr, she knew little about him – she had no idea of his innermot thoughs and feelings. Theirs was a loving relationship but hardly intimate. Did she in fact love him\/ as a woman should love a man. She had no idea. A loving fiorend, a sexual partner, a rewarding workmate. She tried in vain to recall a conversation tht didn’t have to do with work. Gossip of course, but as to their real selves, their working selves never. So was this a basis for a shared partnership – a marriage even? A m,aarriage! The very idea made her gasp. Yes she did have a half surppressed feeling of excitement at the thought of being Mrs Sherwood – o=no eaven stranger – one day perhaps Lady Belize. Lady Belize! Darling Jwessica as she was always known in their circle. What on earth would Jessica say? Would she, the greatest snob in the English peergae, would she welcom the mere country doctor’s daughter into the aristocratic Belize family. Though she herself was a ……. from the slums of Hull, perhaps because of theat very fat, she was sensitive to the attitude of her class. Mariannae gave an involuntary shudder and ealimed aloud “Darlilng Jessica is walking over my grave.” She suddenly felt very cold and she shut her car window against the keen Autumn breezews. Never mind Jessica, alhtough her hold over her only son was very strong. Jason did have a mind of his own -[didn’t he? When she arrived at the theatre, she want straight to her office and, overcoming her reluctance to get on with the job in hand, she called Jason’s number. The phone rang and rang and went on rini=ging. She felt a great surge of relief h=not having to deal with the matter jus tyet. She sought him out at the theatre that evening. He was making jup in his dreessin goom She looked at his face thought the mirror as he prepared his face with cream. ‘Can we get away quicklya fer the show tonight? Iwant to talk toyou.’ ‘Sounds ominous’ ‘Interesting. Can we do that? He grinned at her in the mirror, his face looking like a red Indian with stripes of five and nine all over his face. ‘Whatever you say Boss, I am yours to commant. I can always slip away. You’re the one who always has to stay and have a drink withyour precious stars.’ ‘Well, not tonight. IO want to get away as soon as possible. Meet me atmy flat?’ ‘Of course.’ She felt strange, she had thought he ight refuse, but shy should he? She felt her heart flutter. Maybe after all she was a lilttle in love with him. Whyshould she sudeenly fear him? As soon as the curtain came down, it seemed jason was at her side.. She swaw a little makeup adhering to heis ears. His eyes still watering from an ove hastly application of Cremine. He was still sweating from his vigorous portrayal. It took him at least twenty minutes to cool down afte rthe show. He gave her a kiss. ‘See you in a minute’ he said. Just then a large blonde young woman arrived from one of the touorist magazines. She wanted an interview withMarianne. Jason gave Marianne a wink and a toss of the head towards the car park. Marianne made her escape while Jason kept the girl talking. She ran to the care, feelding comfortable, safe, feeling that Jason had her interests at heart.She coudn’t understand why she had been afraid. ‘He’s just a loveable kindly bear’ she said. She let herself into the flat and set about preparing coffee. She set the small coffee stale, after a moments thought, adding a bottle of whisky and a couple of glasses. Jason arrived just as the coffee was ready, and lowered himself into the big armchair. ‘So shoot’. He said. He shook out a cigarette from his packet of camels and lit it with a flourish of his Zippo lighter. Marianne looked at him fondly, he was like a child playing with his toys. He was being Humphrey Bogart this evening, she decided. He was unusually dressed up, wearing a black shirt, white tie and a fedora tilted in the back of his shaggy coffee covered mop of hair. She certainly thought maybe she loved him quite a lot. She was certainly very fond. Marianne sat opposite him and tried the direcft approach ‘OK Buster,’ she said in a Jimmyu Cagney vice,’ Hold on to your hat, I’m pregnant.’ He was at the point of raising the cup to his lips.He stayed where he was, the glass halfway to his mouth, his face never flinching, his eyes never leaving his face. ‘Aren’t you going to say something? Said Marianne,’ Goodbye, maybe?’ Then he laughed ‘That is a joke.’ he said,’ isn’t’ it?’ ‘No.’ ‘Congratulations.’ he said and took a large swallow of his drink. ‘Thanks.’ She didn’t know what to say next, and neither did he. So they sat and smoked and drank for about half a minute. At last, he spoke. ‘So what —now?’ ‘Well, yes – what now? ‘Am I supposed to do something? Or say something?’ Marianne swallowed the lump at the back of her throat. I supose not really. But the doctor would quite like to see you.’ He took a long drag of his cigarette. ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ ‘No.’ ‘Oh,Right, I see. When?’ ‘As soon as possible.’ ‘OK, tomorrow?’ Marianne nodded. ‘I’ll make an appointment for tomorrow afternoon. I didn’t think you’d want to.’ ‘I’m the Dad aren’t I?’ he stopped and looked at her closely, ‘It is mine?’ ‘Oh yes, that’s for sure’ ‘So, we are in this mess together.’ ‘You think its a mess?’ He pondered a while. ‘it can’t be all that good for you. You’ve got a career to think of,’ he said, ‘and babies cost money.’ Marianne nodded. He sat a little longer. Took another gulp of his drink. ‘We’ll go and see the doctor together.’ he said. ‘Good’ she said, and she lit another cigarette. Suddenly he lifted his glass and emptied it. He rose to his full height. ‘Is that it?’ he said ‘Yes’ ‘In that case, let’s get out of here. I’ll buy you a spaghetti.’ ‘No, my diet. I have to cut out carbohydrates.’ ‘To hell with our diet. Come on we” have a large bottle of wine. Do you good.’ ‘

MINERVA the start

20 Jun

MINERVA AND MARIANNE 20/06/19

Marianne did not have long to wait. Jeremy summoned her to lunch at Rules. He had a look of excitement about him, which she had never witnessed during his time at the BBC. Now he looked rested and full of energy.

` ‘I have a proposition to make’ he said, as the waiter poured out glasses of white wine. How do you feel about a break for freedom?’

Marianne was about to take a spoon to her shrimp cocktail

‘Freedom?.’

‘I have a project. I wanted to tell you earlier, but I needed to have something settled. I don’t like to talk about things until they are in the bag.’ ‘You are mysterious..’ Jeremy looked down at his plate for a moment as if to plan the timing for his next utterance. He lifted his head and looked her straight in the face

‘I have bought the lease on a theatre.’ Marianne gasped. He laughed. ‘You’ve bought a theatre?’ She stammered, ‘Isn’t that rather extravagant? Which one?’

‘Not one you will have heard of. When I say I have a theatre, it’s not exactly true. What I have is a derelict cinema which was built as a music hall back in the twenties and turned into a movie house to cater to the popularity of the film industry. Marianne digested the news for a minute.

‘What are you going to do with it? Are you going to fund it yourself> Put on your own productions?’ `

‘Yes – no – that is – not exactly. I couldn’t run to that. I will probably direct a few shows and appear in some. But basically, I want a place to practise my craft, while I am waiting for more lucrative engagements to turn up.’

‘But can you afford to do something like that?’

‘Just let me finish.’ The waiter arrived to take the shrimp cocktail plates away. Jeremy leaned over the empty table, using his hands to give more emphases to his ideas.

‘I want to create work for myself and other actors in the same position. I don’t intend to be idle ever again. After my years in the Wilderness, I realised that I needed some mental security. Not money, you understand. I have a few investments that will keep me going for a year or so. But to combat this terrible idleness, the waiting for something to turn up – the awful depression of being out of work, unwanted. You can’t possibly understand what it’s like, but maybe you can imagine something of what I feel.’

Marianne nodded ‘Vaguely’ she said. ‘Good, so what do you think?’ ‘I think it’s dangerous, but a good idea and I wish you well.’

‘But I want you to come into it with me.’

‘Me? But what do I know about the theatre? We’ve discussed this before. I have no experience with live work.’

‘Marianne, you’ll learn. You know about actors – when to help when to leave them alone. Something very few directors ever learn. You know about words. I can teach you everything I know about anything that might cause you trouble.’

‘But why me? Surely there are other people much better qualified?

‘I told you. I only stayed with the Rep because of you. I have a feeling about you. That you belong in the theatre. I can’t bear to think of you never knowing the sheer excitement of having a living, breathing audience out there, What Tony Newley says ‘The smell of the Greasepaint, the roar of the crowd. All that show biz stuff.’

‘And you’d let me direct?’

‘I have the utmost faith – confidence in you – and so has my wife.’

‘Molly, is part of it?’ ‘Yes, she needs to have an interest. To be able to work alongside me. It’s not easy to be married to someone who is wedded to his profession unless you can become part of it..’

‘So it’s just you and Molly?’ Jeremy looked at her with a little bit of apprehension. Luckily the waiter arrived at that moment with their lamb cutlets. It gave Jeremy time to think.

‘There are others,’ he said, looking down at his dish with high concentration, to avoid looking at her.

‘This is the catch.’

‘Possibly, but Molly and I will be rooting for you.’

‘Who are the others.’

‘My backers – and my production manager.’

‘Backers, Angels you call them?’ Jeremy laughed.

‘Im not sure about the Angels. Wait until you hear.’

‘I’m agog.

‘Well, the most important is Charles Granville, heard of him?’

‘Oh yes, Impresario. Put on that big musical ‘Sit up and Dream?’

‘Yes, he’s a good guy. He’s a bit of a dilettante; I suppose; A rebel. Ran away from Eton, joined the circus, went into musical comedy in the forties. Now he spends money; Inherited millions from the family. Bankers. He’s had quite a bit of luck with his shows so far.’

Marianne took a deep breath.

‘Sounds all right. How did you manage to get him interested?’ Jeremy grinned.

‘Hold on to your hat! He insisted in coming in on the deal. He is a friend of a friend.’

‘Why are you keeping me in suspense?’

‘I’ll tell you, but don’t speak immediately.’ He took a deep breath.

‘Jessica Sherwood.’ ‘Oh, no!’ ‘Wait, wait. I know you think she would be a fly in the ointment. You had a horrible experience with her. I’ve never known her to behave that badly before. She must have been terribly nervous.’

‘Huh’

It is possible for someone like Jessica to be nervous. Odd as it may sound to you. She started on the wrong foot – arriving late. She is a real pro. Anyway, her husband is Lord Belize.’

‘And that makes a difference?’

‘Let me finish. Phil Sherwood is a good decent fellow, and he has a lot of influence over our Jessica. She would never misbehave when Phil is around.’

‘That may be so, but she still hates me.’ Jeremy smiled consolingly

‘I don’t want to prick your ego, my pet, but the fact is, she doesn’t remember you. That radio play is a lost three days as far as she is concerned. Anyway, she’d have to go along with the majority. Phil is a dear chap, spoils her rotten, but can manage her when it comes to the crunch. .And as for Charlie. ‘

He paused, not sure whether to conclude the sentence.

‘He knew Jessica when she was….. little Lizzie Marsden from Hull. He has so much information about her background that she would never want to be known. He adores her, though. He was stage manager for a show she was in when she was fifteen years old. He met Phil at the same time.’ ‘What was that?’

‘I think it was a nude show. There were a lot of those after the war.’ Marianne was silent, as she imagined the situation. Jeremy watched the changing expressions on her face. She spoke.

‘Somehow, I begin to see Jessica in a slightly different light. You mentioned the production manager. Who is he?’

‘Jason Sherwood.’

‘Jessica’s son. A family business?’

‘Have you met him?’

‘No but I hear he exists.’ Jeremy shrugged.

‘Another theatrical dynasty, more or less, cannot do much harm. Jason is an enthusiast, will tackle anything. Work out budges, play the lead, scrub the stage, knows about lights and sound – technical stuff. All round man of the theatre. We couldn’t do better.’

Mm, but all that aristocracy. How would I ever cope?’ Jeremy laughed ‘The only real aristocrat in that family is Phil. Jessica was born in a Haltemprice slum. Jason looks and behaves like a navvy.’ Jeremy mused for a while on the Sherwood dynasty, then he looked at Marianne, his eyes questioning, shining with enthusiasm.

‘What do you say. We’ll pay your salary for the first two years. After that, if we don’t make enough money to cover the costs, we’ll give up.

‘I’ll have to think about it. And so will you. I’ve got used to security.’ ‘Death to an artist.’ cried Jeremy

‘Surely not.’

Jeremy banged his fist on the table.

‘Yes, Marianne. Listen. Your talent is wasted on the radio. You have vision, imagination and an eye for colour and design. The work that you are doing at the moment exploits so little of your potential. Think hard about it. We’ll take a trip to the theatre on Sunday – Just you and me and Molly. Are you on?’

‘I’d like to see it.’

‘Of course, you would. Just to have a look around. I need to know your reaction before I start plugging your talents to the other lot.’

afterglow

13 Jun

AFTERGLOW

by S. Asher Gelman

at the Southwark Playhouse

The advertising shows a picture of three naked young men – and so does the programme. This is obviously for titillation purposes. I am not averse to that, but do find it annoying that the play is so lacking real content and depth of character. Perhaps the story could work – with gender adjustments – in a magazine for teenagers or a rather boring episode of a kid’s TV programme.

Yes, the three boys are naked.  A Page Three Trio. They start off on a bed all making love together. A married couple about to adopt a child, and a younger man who they have invited to join in. It seems to be fun. There is an on-stage shower which steals all the personality plaudits.

However, inevitably, in any moralistic piece, although they are supposed to be sophisticated and in an open relationship, one of the husbands and the interloper fall in love.

They talk about it a bit and change their clothes a lot, have showers,  move furniture around -and do an awful lot of kissing.

If It is a moralistic tale about infidelity,  Can it be infidelity in an open relationship? is it? Who really cares? I found it difficult to care about these people. Nice boys, but too much alike. They all look as if they have been on the same training program. Cut their heads off and you couldn’t tell which is which.

They don’t have a lot of time to talk, they are too busy dressing and undressing so the somewhat meagre dialogue is filled up with loud bangs to denote orgasm and a sort of East Enders type drumming to denote their beating hearts. Its a pity the boys could not give these feelings in performance, but no, they are too busy showing off their wardrobes, their kissing techniques, and moving furniture about.

I looked at the audience who all seemed to be taking it seriously. At the end, there was quite a bit of clapping from them, but no standing ovation. Perhaps the standing was taking place elsewhere on their bodies, making it embarrassing. But I didn’t feel it was erotic enough to cause any discomfort.

There was nothing remotely sexy in this play as far as I could see. Three quite attractive boys with no apparent brain power, kissing each other a lot and pretending to have sex.

There is nothing more I can say.

The very lovely Jesse Fox plays Darius, the interloper

and the married couple are the very lovely Sean Hart as Josh and the very lovely Danny Mahoney as Alex.

AFTERGLOW

by S. Asher Gelman

at the Southwark Playhouse

The advertising shows a picture of three naked young men – and so does the programme. This is obviously for titillation purposes. I am not averse to that, but do find it annoying that the play is so lacking real content and depth of character. Perhaps the story could work – with gender adjustments – in a magazine for teenagers or a rather boring episode of a kid’s TV programme.

Yes, the three boys are naked.  A Page Three Trio. They start off on a bed all making love together. A married couple about to adopt a child, and a younger man who they have invited to join in. It seems to be fun. There is an on-stage shower which steals all the personality plaudits.

However, inevitably, in any moralistic piece, although they are supposed to be sophisticated and in an open relationship, one of the husbands and the interloper fall in love.

They talk about it a bit and change their clothes a lot, have showers,  move furniture around -and do an awful lot of kissing.

If It is a moralistic tale about infidelity,  Can it be infidelity in an open relationship? is it? Who really cares? I found it difficult to care about these people. Nice boys, but too much alike. They all look as if they have been on the same training program. Cut their heads off and you couldn’t tell which is which.

They don’t have a lot of time to talk, they are too busy dressing and undressing so the somewhat meagre dialogue is filled up with loud bangs to denote orgasm and a sort of East Enders type drumming to denote their beating hearts. Its a pity the boys could not give these feelings in performance, but no, they are too busy showing off their wardrobes, their kissing techniques, and moving furniture about.

I looked at the audience who all seemed to be taking it seriously. At the end, there was quite a bit of clapping from them, but no standing ovation. Perhaps the standing was taking place elsewhere on their bodies, making it embarrassing. But I didn’t feel it was erotic enough to cause any discomfort.

There was nothing remotely sexy in this play as far as I could see. Three quite attractive boys with no apparent brain power, kissing each other a lot and pretending to have sex.

There is nothing more I can say.

The very lovely Jesse Fox plays Darius, the interloper

and the married couple are the very lovely Sean Hart as Josh and the very lovely Danny Mahoney as Alex.

I’m afraid I just found it silly.

Marianne andJessica.

10 Jun

Marianne

It was early in the morning at Broadcasting House – or BH as they like to call it. Marianne Lacy, junior of all junior producers was drinking her breakfast coffee in the canteen. It was only her third production. She had been a studio manager since she left University at the age of 22. One of the chosen few – one out of the many students with a reasonable degree who had applied for the radio job. She had been picked from one institution and plonked into another.
Broadcasting House (or BH) to her was merely an extension of her Red Brick University, the same kind of people in the Stage Managers department all much of an age and with a similar background.

Now she was one of the big girls – A Junior producer.
She had spent the last six years making noises. She opened and shut doors, clicked pennies together to sound like a light switch. Made footsteps on gravel, wood, cement, running, walking and marching. She rustled pages, wrestled with yards and yards of magnetic tape to simulate the sound of people crawling through the undergrowth. She clicked lighters, chinked teacups, hooted like an owl, chirruped like a sparrow, cried like ababy. There was no end to her talents.
She had fully expected to become a producer withn about six months. This happened to people who had been at Oxford or Cambridge. It seemed to her that either you became a producer immediately or about three days before your retirement. But it had happened to her at last and her first couple of productions, although they hadn’t set the world on fire, had passed muster.

The current play was a thriller. She realised she was still being tried out with different kinds of productions and had had this slightly overwritten piece thrust upon her.

Her budget for actors had mostly been taken up by an actress called Jessica Sherwood. A famous actress, she had personally never heard of but the author had been so keen, and she had not yet learnt the art of gently persuading writers to accept with her decisions.

This meant she had to chose the rest of her cast from the BBC Rep a company of actors who were employed on an exclusive contract to work for BBC Radio.

This didn’t worry her atall, she was happy to cast her play from the Rep. Afer all most of them had become firm friends during the past six years, and she knew they were all super efficient with the ability to play in an accent, any age. Most of them had had some measure of success in the theatre,but had reached a lull in their career. This lull was taken care of by accepting the two year contract with the rep.

One of the newest recruits to this department was the actor Jeremy Fox. An ex Rank star with plenty of films and stage experience under his belt. He’d been having a bad time, having left the Old Vic a couple of years before, and finding that his style and his exceptional talent for elegant light comedy was no longer in vogue.

Marianne remembered him as a film star and had been hopelessly in love with him when she was a child. She was a little nervous about meeting him in the flesh – as she was about to do, having cast him for the lead in her curent production.

Marianne looked at her watch. She had time for another coffee, before she had to start the read through. She went up to the counter and stood in line. At this time in the morning, the canteen was fairly empty. It wasn’t everyone who came late into BH that early, there were a few breakfast time presenters and DJs around the place, but very few actors. It was surprising then, when she found a slender man with soft brown hair standing, waiting in line.

As she approached, he turned and suddenly her mind flipped back to her schooldays
‘Golly!’ she said.
Jeremy laughed delightedly, the familiar kind brown eyes looked into hers, the well known dimples in the cheeks making her heart flip just the way they had always done in the movies.
‘I haven’t had a reaction like that for many a year’. He said.

Marianne quickly regained her equilibrium.
‘Sorry about that,’ she said, ‘It’s just that I know you so well from the pictures. It gave me quite a shock to see you suddenly come to life.’

‘Nice to know I have a fan or two left.’

Marianne gave a slightly derisive laugh at this sally and Jeremy was amused to see that she had no idea of the truth behind the statement. To her he was still the big movie star. After two years out of work he didn’t feel like anything of the sort.

'Now I've a surprise for you.' said Marianne as they collected their coffee and set themselves up in a table by the window.'
'You are going to give me a surprise?'
'Oh, I think so. I am your producer Marianne Lacy.'
'Good grief,'he gasped, 'They'll all think I'm sycophantic, chatting up the governor.'
'I'm a very new governor,' she said,'This is only my third production. I was a studio manager before that. A P O A.'

She sat and thought about this for a w hile. She’d never really thought about it before. After all it was her only work experience, she had taken things as they were shown to her and never questioned them.

'What is a POA?'
'Ah yes. Programmes Operation Assistants. They used to be called Studio Managers. For some extraordinary reason, best known to the powers that be, they changed the title. They are people who work the grams. make the noises, deal with spot effects.  They have all been to University and are expecting one day to become producers.'

'Like you?'
'Like Moi.'
'And  you sit there all alone in your litle box?'
'Good heavens no. There's quite a crowd of us. I have a grams operator, a P.A (that's a secretary,) the editor and very often, the author too.'
'The most important person.'

Marianne made a face.

'Mm I suppose you're right really. Between you and me, sometimes having an author breathing down our neck is a pain in the butt. Especially the new ones, who think they know it all.'
'But without them?'
'There'd be no  programme.' they said together.
'No, how do they interfere?'
'Moastly, they object to cuts. We have to make cuts to ensure the programme is the right length. The bits you have to cut are always their favourite lines, without which the whole play is meaningless.'

'Do we have an author today?'
'Not till this afrernoon, thank goodness. In fact this particular one has got my goat already.'
'Why is that?'
'Well he pracially insisted on some of the casting.'
'Meaning me?'
'No. I cast you from the Rep – in fact all the rest of the cast – except the leading lady. Someone I've never heard of, and she is taking thewhole of the budget.'
'I see.'

Marianne was suddenly embarrassed. It was quite out of order to discuss the cast or the author with one of the actors, but somehow she foound this man a kindred spirit. She looked at her watch.
‘It’s time I wasn’t here.’ she said.
‘See you on the Green’
‘What?’
‘Now it’s my turn to instruct you, he laghed’, ‘a theatrical expression. The Green is the Greengage – the stage. Ryming slang.’
Marianne loved it.
She rose’
‘See you on the Green.’ she laughed.

Marianne and Jessica

The Green linen covered chairs had been arranged around four low coffee tables. The actors wandered in in their ones and twos and took possession of their chairs, putting their scripts on the tables, taking out their pens and pencils fromtheir pockets and handbags and laying them beside the scripts.
They talked quietly to each other, an occasional laugh ringing out above the general hub bub. They carefully avoided the two chairs at the top end of the ovoid, preserving themn for Marianne and her P.A Jenny.
Marianne came in at 10.25 with Jenny and took her place. Jeremy rose as she ame in and the others gave a slight jerk out of their seats to acklnowledge that the producer was present. The conversation stopped, she wished them all good morning, reserving a special smile for Jeremy. There was one empty chair, she took in the fact at a glance and ignored it.

The cast looked at their scripts, occasionally glancing at the empty chair. They flicked through the scripts, pencils in hand and waited for something to happen.
‘Does everybody know each other? Perhaps you haven’t met Jeremy Fox, a new member of the Rep.’
They all looked at Jweremy and murmured their names to him in turn. He gave each one of them a warm smile, acknoledging those he had met before.
It was now 10.28
‘I have a fw cuts.’ said Marianne, ‘but I’d rather wait until Miss Sherwood arrives.’
‘It isn’t half past yet.’ said Jeremy.
‘Obviously she didn’t read her contract.’ said Marianne sharply.
Marianne looked down at her script and the actors cast sly glances at each other.
‘We are infor a bumpy ride’ was the unspoken comment.
At ten thirty Marianne started giving cuts.
‘Jenny, will you take down Miss Sherwood’s cuts for her?’ she said with a tight smile.
She worked through the play. It was hardly worth reading yet. Jessica Sherwood appeared on page 16 and was about constantly until the end. Jenny was despatched to the control room to give Jessica Sherwood a call, and she came back with the news that Jessica had left home and would be with them soon.
At eleven o’clock precisely the door of the stujdio was pulled opn, and a tiny figure ina long mink coat and fur hat perched on top of righ auburn hair, made an entrance.
The actors looked up briefly and returned tomarking their scripts, The mink coated figure stood in the doorway, waiting for some action.
Marianne continued scrippling notes on her page for a moment, and then rose to her feet.
‘Miss Sherwood?’ she asked.
Her voice was smooth and controlled , not showing the inner funy she was feeling.
Jessica stood her ground – a little unnerved by the calm acceptance of her presence.
New to radio, she didn’t understand that the actors sitting there in the circle had most of them been on the Repo for some time. They had seen Stars come and go in dozens of radio productions. Jessicas was just another actor – and a pretty boring one at that. Coming so late, they would priobably have to cut their lunch break short to make up the time.
Marianne waited for a while, enjoyhing Jessica’s discomforture.
‘Miss Jessica Sherwood?’ she said again

'Of course I'm Jessica Sherwood.' she snapped
'Then why don;t you come in and sit down?' said Marianne,'You must have had trouble getting here – the traffic can be really tiresome at this time in the morning.'

Marianne was doing her a favour, giving her an excuse for being late. Jessica refused to accept it.
‘I’m not on until page 16,’ she said,’I didn’t thiknk you’d have got up to me yet..’
Marianne didn’t argue. She realised that Jessica was no thoroughtly embarrassed and wojld take her discomforture out on anyone she could find.
‘We are about to read it rhoughfor timing.’ she said ‘Why don;t you take off your coat and sit down?’ she indicated her chair.
‘Jenny, give Miss Sherwood your script so that she cantake down the cuts.’
Jessica sat, wrapping her mink coat about her as if afraid somebody might steal it.
Where is the A>S>M? ‘ she asked.
Marianne looked puzzled.
‘Can I help you?’
‘Yes, dear, get me some coffee. I’m dying of thirst.’.
Marianne turned to Jenny.
‘Maybe we shold arrange coffee for all of us,’ she said,’Obviously we shall have to work through the coffee break.’
The actors graoned, deprived of their playtime, and looked daggers at Jessica. Jenny went into the control box tomake a call through to the canteen.
Jessica opened her capacious bag and r emoved her script. She put on a pair of large horn rimed glasses and began to flick through the pages.
Marianne took her seat at the head of th3e group.
‘All right eerybody..’
‘Don;t we have a director on this show?’ asked JESSICA.
Marianne smiled sweetly ‘I am the director – Marianne Lacy.’
Jessica looked her up and down.
‘You are sawfully young.’ she said.’Straight fromUniversity I suppose?’
Marianne caught the sneer in the voice. She was used to this kindof scorn from the older actors. They all believed that unless you had done your bit – been to drama school, done the weekly rep, the small parts in films and TV, starved a bit, labour exchange, or possibly spent time doing high kicks in a chorus line, you had absoltuely no right to tell actors what to do.

Marianne in a way agreeed with them, and had made up her mind at the beginning to restrict her directions to those of a technical nature. “The actor knows best” she told her self firmlh. They certainly know more about acting than she did. She smiled oncer more at the Titian hair, mink coated shrew and said gently
”ve been at the BBC for some time,’ and she turned to the rest of the cast, I suppose you all know Jessica Sherwood.’
The actors mumbled their assent. Marianne turned back to jessica.
‘We are honoured to have you with us Miss Sherwood.’ she said, the irony hardly showing in her voice.
Jessica gave a faint smile and looked down at her script. She gave a little scream.
‘It says here that Jeremy Fox is in the cast.’
Jeremy spoke up at last.
@ Jessica darling,’he said,’ I’mover here. If you take off those idiotic glasses you’ll see me.
Jessica jumped to her feet, spilling the mink coat on the floor and cla;pped her hands.
‘Jeremy darling, I had no idea you’d be here.’
‘What hou are telling me, is that you haven’t glanced at your script until this very minute,’ laughed Jeremy.
‘Darling, you know me and scripts,’ she said. ‘I never really learned to read.’
Jessica picked up thje coat and folded it undeer her chair, she nodded to Marianne that she was read to start.
Janny arrived with the coffee disributed it round the stujdio and at last everyone settled down to work.

JEREMY – CORDELIA

9 Jun

JEREMY CONTINUED  CORDELIA.

Jeremy had broken the first barrier – a young aspiring actor had to face. He had found himself an agent.

He ran through most of the agents in Contacts, the official list of things theatrical. Most of them said “No” sight unseen, a few of them asked him to come and see them, him waiting for hours and then giving him a cursory glace before any saying “no”. The list was alphabetical, so it took some time before his discovered he name Cordelia Stansfield (nee Miriam Goldblatt)

When he arrive at her office at the top of a tall building in Charing Cross Road, he sat himself on a long wooden bench next to other young hopefuls and waited for her to call him in.

He was a little disturbed at the sight of the other actors. Most of the boys wore old sorts jackets, badly frayed at the cuffs and patched with leather at the elbow. The all had hair rather longer than necessary and badly executed shaves.

They looked decidedly seedy, but were positively elegant next to the girls. The young women wore cheap finery, satin skirts and blouses and were plastered with thick make up, looking for all the world as if they were already made up to go on stage should some star – and understudy- fall sick.

They made up for their general tattiness, by talking in very loud, very posh voices and smoking a great deal.

One short tubby girl with bright marmalade coloured hair, heavy green eye-shadow and jammy lipstick which had strayed to other parts of her physiognomy, smudged over her moth, a little on the cheek, and most of it on her front teeth. Jeremy gave an involuntary shudder and felt quite ill at the sight.

He realised he was out of keeping with the rest of them. Having recently left the army, he was in the habit of keeping his hair short and of being meticulous about his clothes, keeping everything cleaned and pressed and generally tickety boo.

When he entered the waiting room, the other young thespians gave him a cursory glance, decided he wasn’t worth bothering about, and continued their loud conversation. His heart sank when he realised that he was about tenth in line to go in and see Cordelia Stansfield and was therefore agreeably surprised when he heard his name called first by the Linda, the secretary. The others gave him steely glances, trying to sum him up.

The girl with orange hair protested.

‘Darling,’ she said to the secretary, ‘I was here ages before him.’

‘Sorry darling,’ replied the secretary, Jeremy had an appointment.’

‘Oh I see, darling.’ said the girls with the orange hair and she turned to Jeremy giving him a jammy smile, ‘Sorry darling.’

Jeremy bowed his head in acknowledgement.

‘Come along darling.’ said the secretary and led him into the office.

It was a spacious rectangular room, lined with large photographs of very famous actors, each signed with a loving message “To darling Cordelia with fondest love, Larry” said one over a portrait of Laurence Olivier. Jeremy wondered if it was real.

AT one end of the room was a leather armchair, and sitting in the armchair with crossed legs displaying a generous amount of peach coloured  elastic legged, Celanese bloomers, sat Cordelia Stansfield. She was small and squat, with probably the ugliest face Jeremy had ever seen. A huge hooked nose, so long that it almost touched the long pointed chin, leaving a tiny space for a pea-size mouth and a luxuriant black moustache. She had littlepig-like eyes of an indeterminate colour, low furrowed forehead and on top of the square pugnacious head, a huge red wig. The pea sized hole in her face was completely filled up by a large cigar which puff out clouds of smoke which surrounded her, giving her a dreamlike – nay, a nightmare, quality.

‘Hello dear,’ she said in a harsh cockney voice, ‘ Sit down.’ and she waved a tiny pudgy hand in the direction of a wooden kitchen chair.

Jeremy sat. He couldn’t take his eyes off her, full of horrified fascination.

‘Well, you’re a pretty boy,’ she said , ‘Are you queer?’

Jeremy reddened.

‘You don’t have to answer that if you don’t want to. But I expect you are. Just my luck. It’s always the same whenever I fancy somebody.’

She leered at him horribly. He tried to look away but was totally unable to tear his eyes away from the basilisk stare.

‘Don;t worry about me,’ she said with a coarse laugh,’ I’m used to being stared at. That’s what comes of being a great beauty.’ and she laughed uproariously.

‘I’m frightfully sorry,’ stammered Jeremy,’I didn’t mean to be rude.’

‘Polite and sexy – that’s quite something,’she said, ‘have you got any clothes?’

Jeremy swallowed.

‘Yes, I’ve got the necessary.’

She started to tick of the list on her fingers.

‘Sports jacket, flannels, lounge suit, dinner jacket, tail suit, formal shirts, dress shirts, selection of ties and socks.’

‘Yes, I have all of these.’

Cordelia took a heavy draw on her cigar and blew out the smoke in a huge cloud.

‘That’ll save me a lot of trouble. In Spotlight?’

‘Yes, I took out half a page.’

‘No agent?’

‘Not so far, that is why I came to see you.’

‘I saw your photograph when you wrote in. Very good. Must have cost a bob or two. Angus McBean doesn’t come cheap. Money in the family?’

‘Not really, my father’s a clergyman. But I do get small sums of money from time to time.’

‘You were a disc jockey in Germany?’ That’s all to the good.’

She was silent for a while, looking at him speculatively with her little screwed up eyes. Suddenly she smiled, and in that instant stopped his heart. The famous smile, rarely used, split up her face into a million tiny wrinkles. When she smiled she had the charm of somebizarre will animal. It was the secret of her success.

‘I’m not a bad old trout, you know,’she said,’And I’m a bloody good agent.’

‘Do you want me to audition?’

Cordelia stood up. She was still the same size as she had been sitting down

‘Don’t believe in’em my dear. Trust my nose I do. I like you, Jeremy. In fact I’ve got the hots for you. Shall we work together, do you think?’

Jeremy nodded.

‘Good. I have an audition for you. Tomorrow, four o’clock. Barton Green. New Theatre company taking over, heard of Jessica Sherwood?’

‘Musical Comedy star?’

‘The very same. She and her daft upper class husband. For some extraordinary reason, they’ve taken over an old touring house in Barton Green and plan to put on weekly Rep. Good thing if you can get it. All the casting directors and managements will come to see Jessica, making a fool of herself. And it will help  you get our Equity card. Three contracts out of town and you’ll be joining the most prestigious company in the business. You might as well cash in boy eh?’

‘Sounds good.’

‘Right, well you be sure to get it. Don’t tell the old bitch you’re queer. If she fancies you, and I’m sure she will, Don’t put her off – understood?’

Jeremy nodded.

‘In the meantime, I’ll have a go at Phil. He likes me, always has done. Think I could give that one a good time – know what I mean?’ and she gave him a lurid wink.

.

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starred, me,Watch “Biddie Live Up The Astor” on YouTube, 31 May, https://youtu.be/aITs5yuGjB0.To: AlineWatch “Biddie Live Up The Astor” on YouTube – https://youtu.be/aITs5yuGjB0 attachmentBiddie Live Up The Astor 31 May
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unread, me,janine ten, 31 May, Janine ten ‘OK, Janine. Let’s try it again. Just a little more angst darling, and turn our head the teeniest bit to the left. We shall have a better angle that .To: Aline, JanetInbox janine ten – Janine ten ‘OK, Janine. Let’s try it again. Just a little more angst darling, and turn our head the teeniest bit to the left. We shall have a better angle that  31 May
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me, aline2,Janine 9, 30 May, ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 18:29 Subject: Janine 9 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaite.To: Aline, Janet 2Janine 9 – ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 18:29 Subject: Janine 9 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaite 30 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,janine 6, 30 May, s – About Search results for ‘janine 6’ Private: Janine 6 29 May Janine 6 Jeremy left Janine at her door, strangely disturbed by this extraordinary creature. He.To: Janetjanine 6 – s – About Search results for ‘janine 6’ Private: Janine 6 29 May Janine 6 Jeremy left Janine at her door, strangely disturbed by this extraordinary creature. He 30 May
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me, aline2,Janine 8, 30 May, ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 14:45 Subject: Janine 8 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaites@hotmail.co.uk> JANINE EIGHT.To: Aline, Janet 2Janine 8 – ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 14:45 Subject: Janine 8 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaites@hotmail.co.uk> JANINE EIGHT 30 May
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me, aline2,Janine 7, 30 May, ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 08:59 Subject: Janine 7 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaites@hotmail.co.uk> ************.To: Aline, Janet 2Janine 7 – ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 08:59 Subject: Janine 7 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaites@hotmail.co.uk> ************ 30 May
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press, aline2,Piramania! press ticket, 30 May, Ok Magda Xx On 30 May 2019 11:56, press@underbelly.co.uk wrote: Hi Aline, this is just a quick email to confirm we have received a press ticket request for you for Piramania! from the show’s.To: press 2Inbox Piramania! press ticket – Ok Magda Xx On 30 May 2019 11:56, press@underbelly.co.uk wrote: Hi Aline, this is just a quick email to confirm we have received a press ticket request for you for Piramania! from the show’s 30 May
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unread, me,Directions from Kings Cross to Kings Place, 29 May, View directions from Kings Cross to Kings Place in Google Maps. VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS You requested this link using “send to device” in Google Maps.To: meInbox Directions from Kings Cross to Kings Place – View directions from Kings Cross to Kings Place in Google Maps. VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS You requested this link using “send to device” in Google Maps 29 May
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aline, Holly, Holly9,Piromania, 29 May, Thankyou xx Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Holly Robin <hollytherobin@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:12:21 PM To: aline waites Subject: Re: Piromania 75 mins (4:35-5:50) — Holly.To: holly@slosh. … 9Inbox Piromania – Thankyou xx Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Holly Robin <hollytherobin@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:12:21 PM To: aline waites Subject: Re: Piromania 75 mins (4:35-5:50) — Holly 29 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Janine five, 29 May, JANINE 5 Amazed, angry, hurt bewildered, Janine ran up the stairs to her front door. She was totally disorientated. It was a long time since she had felt so let down. She was willing to take him to her.To: JanetJanine five – JANINE 5 Amazed, angry, hurt bewildered, Janine ran up the stairs to her front door. She was totally disorientated. It was a long time since she had felt so let down. She was willing to take him to her 29 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,janine 4, 29 May, Janine 4 In the taxi Janine chattered excitedly about her meeting with George Lester and the ravishing Laura. ‘It was really interesting to meet him. He’s one of the new boys, you know. He went.To: Janetjanine 4 – Janine 4 In the taxi Janine chattered excitedly about her meeting with George Lester and the ravishing Laura. ‘It was really interesting to meet him. He’s one of the new boys, you know. He went 29 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Janine 3, 29 May, Jeremy arrived at the Club early that evening. Janine had intrigued him mightily and he was excited at the thought of meeting her again. He felt younger, eager – but even so – felt in his bones that it.To: JanetJanine 3 – Jeremy arrived at the Club early that evening. Janine had intrigued him mightily and he was excited at the thought of meeting her again. He felt younger, eager – but even so – felt in his bones that it 29 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,telephone, 29 May, May I have spent my life trying to get through it without being a bore. That was always my greatest fear. Now I realise that to be boring, annoying, getting on peoples nerves is something that helps.To: Janettelephone – May I have spent my life trying to get through it without being a bore. That was always my greatest fear. Now I realise that to be boring, annoying, getting on peoples nerves is something that helps 29 May
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unread, me,janine 2, 28 May, Jeremy arrived at the Club early that evening. Janine had intrigued him mightily and he was excited at the thought of meeting her again. He felt younger, eager – but even so. felt in his bones that it.To: AlineInbox janine 2 – Jeremy arrived at the Club early that evening. Janine had intrigued him mightily and he was excited at the thought of meeting her again. He felt younger, eager – but even so. felt in his bones that it 28 May
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Sasha, aline3,Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, 28 May, Is there a press night?I would love to review this. xx On Tue, 28 May 2019 at 18:30, Sasha Regan <sashareganunion@gmail.com> wrote: Critically acclaimed production plays until June 8th ELEGIES.To: Sasha 3Inbox Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging QueensSent 10 days ago. Follow up? – Is there a press night?I would love to review this. xx On Tue, 28 May 2019 at 18:30, Sasha Regan <sashareganunion@gmail.com> wrote: Critically acclaimed production plays until June 8th ELEGIESDismiss nudgeSent 10 days ago. Follow up? 28 May
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kevin, me2,The UK professional première of Amour will close early on 8 June, has attachment, 28 May, TRAGEDY. APPALLING. Aline On Tue, 28 May 2019 at 11:59, kevin wilson <kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com> wrote: Kevin Wilson Kevin Wilson Public Relations 49 Western Lane London SW12 8JS Telephone: 020.To: kevin 2The UK professional première of Amour will close early on 8 June – TRAGEDY. APPALLING. Aline On Tue, 28 May 2019 at 11:59, kevin wilson <kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com> wrote: Kevin Wilson Kevin Wilson Public Relations 49 Western Lane London SW12 8JS Telephone: 020 attachmentScreenshot 2019-05-26 at 17.21.09.png28 May
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me, aline2,janine, 28 May, Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:14:01 PM To: Aline WAITES Subject: janine JANINE 1969 Janine let herself into the public.To: Aline, janet … 2Inbox janine – Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:14:01 PM To: Aline WAITES Subject: janine JANINE 1969 Janine let herself into the public 28 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.return@amaz., aline2,Your return of Fulyou Ladies Underwear Womens…, 27 May, Sadly these are too small. Getting the return seems very complicated. I went to the shop on Haverstock Hill. The man there said I should present the card you sent me. I can’t work it out. You never.To: return 2Inbox Your return of Fulyou Ladies Underwear Womens… – Sadly these are too small. Getting the return seems very complicated. I went to the shop on Haverstock Hill. The man there said I should present the card you sent me. I can’t work it out. You never 27 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.starred, King’s, aline2,TENNESSEE’S TEN: Find out more about the prolific playwright behind Southern Belles, 25 May, Love to review….got a press night? On 24 May 2019 18:01, King’s Head Theatre <kingsheadtheatre@r1.arts-mail.com> wrote: King’s Head Theatre Can’t wait for Southern Belles? Brush up.To: King’s 2Inbox TENNESSEE’S TEN: Find out more about the prolific playwright behind Southern Belles – Love to review….got a press night? On 24 May 2019 18:01, King’s Head Theatre <kingsheadtheatre@r1.arts-mail.com> wrote: King’s Head Theatre Can’t wait for Southern Belles? Brush up 25 May
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starred, TalkTalk, me, Mail3,Aline, we’ll see you on 25 April 2019, 23 May, You have sent me a plastic bag to return the router. Unfortunately, you did not supply an address to send it to. The letter tells me to attach the address label. The address label does not exist..To: no-reply 3Inbox Aline, we’ll see you on 25 April 2019 – You have sent me a plastic bag to return the router. Unfortunately, you did not supply an address to send it to. The letter tells me to attach the address label. The address label does not exist. 23 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,vincent river *****, has attachment, 22 May, Aline.To: reviews@rem.vincent river ***** – Aline attachmentimage.png22 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Vincent River *****, 22 May, VINCENT RIVER BY PHILIP RIDLEY AT THE TRAFALGAR STUDIOS Two people meet for the first time. They do not know each other, but they have a strong bond in the man Vincent River – a victim of a hate crime..To: reviews@rem. …Vincent River ***** – VINCENT RIVER BY PHILIP RIDLEY AT THE TRAFALGAR STUDIOS Two people meet for the first time. They do not know each other, but they have a strong bond in the man Vincent River – a victim of a hate crime. 22 May
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starred, WeSendit, me2,j biddlecombe sent you a file through WeSendit!, 17 May, You are just simply an angel <Love you the best. Aline On Thu, 16 May 2019 at 15:34, WeSendit <info@wesendit.com> wrote: Files are ready for download. j.biddlecombe@zen.co.uk has sent you a.To: Biddie 2j biddlecombe sent you a file through WeSendit! – You are just simply an angel <Love you the best. Aline On Thu, 16 May 2019 at 15:34, WeSendit <info@wesendit.com> wrote: Files are ready for download. j.biddlecombe@zen.co.uk has sent you a 17 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.aline waites,Recap my arrival in Belfast City BHD at 10.15am, 17 May, Just checking I told you my schedule time of arrival is to Belfast City BHD at 10.15 am (Leaving London City LCY at 8.45.) Then I get a bus to the Central Bus Station …and Europa Hotel to meet.To: lgrainger@e.Recap my arrival in Belfast City BHD at 10.15am – Just checking I told you my schedule time of arrival is to Belfast City BHD at 10.15 am (Leaving London City LCY at 8.45.) Then I get a bus to the Central Bus Station …and Europa Hotel to meet 17 May
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Joanne, aline2,AGM of the TUC:LESE Creative & Leisure Industries Committee (CLIC) – Tuesday 18 June, 15 May, Thank you. I would like to be there Aline xx On 15 May 2019 15:00, Joanne Williams <Jowilliams@tuc.org.uk> wrote: Dear Friend, We’re writing to you to confirm that the Annual General Meeting.To: Joanne 2Inbox AGM of the TUC:LESE Creative & Leisure Industries Committee (CLIC) – Tuesday 18 June – Thank you. I would like to be there Aline xx On 15 May 2019 15:00, Joanne Williams <Jowilliams@tuc.org.uk> wrote: Dear Friend, We’re writing to you to confirm that the Annual General Meeting 15 May
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unread, me, James3,ricky riddlegang ****, 14 May, Aline ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 at 15:13 Subject: ricky riddlegang **** To: reviews@remotegoat com <reviews@.To: reviews@rem. … 3Inbox ricky riddlegang **** – Aline ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 at 15:13 Subject: ricky riddlegang **** To: reviews@remotegoat com <reviews@ 14 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Ricky and the Riddlegang., 13 May, Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddlegang by Ben Alborough and Harry Williams at the Wimbledon Studio Theatre OK WE’LL start by facing facts Mr Alborough is probably the most anarchic, idiotic, lunatic.To: BenjaminRicky and the Riddlegang. – Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddlegang by Ben Alborough and Harry Williams at the Wimbledon Studio Theatre OK WE’LL start by facing facts Mr Alborough is probably the most anarchic, idiotic, lunatic 13 May
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starred, me2,AMOUR by Michael Legrand and Jeremy Sams at the Charing Cross Theatre. *****, has attachment, 10 May, This is just for you. I wrote two others but both disappeared. This was a last resort. I’m sorry it’s just not good enough. This befuddlement with Talk Talk is driving me mad. Now the TV has.To: reviews@rem. … 2AMOUR by Michael Legrand and Jeremy Sams at the Charing Cross Theatre. ***** – This is just for you. I wrote two others but both disappeared. This was a last resort. I’m sorry it’s just not good enough. This befuddlement with Talk Talk is driving me mad. Now the TV has attachmentIMG_20190509_111544.jpg10 May
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aline waites,Amour 2 Gary Tushaw as Dusoleil and Anna O’Byrne as Isabelle Photo Scott Rylander.jpg, has attachment, 9 May, Review follows for ‘Amour’ at the Charing Cross Theatre. Sent from Mail for Windows 10.To: reviews@rem.Amour 2 Gary Tushaw as Dusoleil and Anna O’Byrne as Isabelle Photo Scott Rylander.jpg – Review follows for ‘Amour’ at the Charing Cross Theatre. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 attachmentAmour 2 Gary Tushaw as Dusoleil and Anna O’Byrne as Isabelle Photo Scott Rylander.jpg9 May
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starred, Plusnet, me2,We’ve opened Question 189913991 on your account, 7 May, Dear Andrew thank you so much for trying for me. Just to make sure you know that 02077225395 was in use on 25th April 2019 right until the engineer plugged in the router from TalkTalk at about four o.To: Plusnet 2Inbox We’ve opened Question 189913991 on your account – Dear Andrew thank you so much for trying for me. Just to make sure you know that 02077225395 was in use on 25th April 2019 right until the engineer plugged in the router from TalkTalk at about four o 7 May
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Katie, me3,Aline, I thought you’d like this… History Channel & Our Co-Founder Antony, 7 May, I hear you, but I haven’t got the time at the moment. My phone is out of order and I have builders in, also my boiler is not working – probably due to the building work which is extensive. So I am.To: Katie 3Inbox Aline, I thought you’d like this… History Channel & Our Co-Founder Antony – I hear you, but I haven’t got the time at the moment. My phone is out of order and I have builders in, also my boiler is not working – probably due to the building work which is extensive. So I am 7 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me2,The MIlkman’s on his Way, 6 May, Aline On Mon, 6 May 2019 at 19:09, Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: The Milkman’s on his Way **** by Kevin Kelly at the Old Courthouse room, Brighton as part of the Brighton.To: reviews@rem. … 2The MIlkman’s on his Way – Aline On Mon, 6 May 2019 at 19:09, Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: The Milkman’s on his Way **** by Kevin Kelly at the Old Courthouse room, Brighton as part of the Brighton 6 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,my correct telelphone number. 020 7722 5395 It IS ESSENTIAL THAT I KEEP THIS NUMBER., 6 May, Dear Sirs This is to inform you that my address has not changed since 1964 nor has my telephone number despite the fact that I have changed my sup[liers from BT to Talk Talk to Time Talk and went back.To: Plusnetmy correct telelphone number. 020 7722 5395 It IS ESSENTIAL THAT I KEEP THIS NUMBER. – Dear Sirs This is to inform you that my address has not changed since 1964 nor has my telephone number despite the fact that I have changed my sup[liers from BT to Talk Talk to Time Talk and went back 6 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me2,Your itinerary from Google Flights, 3 May, Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 17:31, <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: Here’s the itinerary you sent to yourself from Google Flights. London – Seattle Round trip • Economy • 1 passenger £399.To: me, Elsie 2Your itinerary from Google Flights – Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 17:31, <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: Here’s the itinerary you sent to yourself from Google Flights. London – Seattle Round trip • Economy • 1 passenger £399 3 May
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kevin, me6,YOU ARE INVITED TO REVIEW – CELEBRATING THE SONGS AND MUSIC OF GEORGE MICHAEL IN CONCERT, has attachment, 3 May, Yes, please! Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 15:10, kevin wilson <kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com> wrote: do you want a +1? On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 15:07, Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: lOVE.To: kevin 6Inbox YOU ARE INVITED TO REVIEW – CELEBRATING THE SONGS AND MUSIC OF GEORGE MICHAEL IN CONCERT – Yes, please! Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 15:10, kevin wilson <kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com> wrote: do you want a +1? On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 15:07, Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: lOVE attachmentScreenshot 2019-05-03 at 14.19.07.png3 May
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me, Louise3,travel to Belfast, 3 May, That’s great, thank you. XX Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 13:37, Louise Grainger <lgrainger@equity.org.uk> wrote: Hello Aline Thank you for getting in touch. I am sorry you have been having to.To: Louise 3travel to Belfast – That’s great, thank you. XX Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 13:37, Louise Grainger <lgrainger@equity.org.uk> wrote: Hello Aline Thank you for getting in touch. I am sorry you have been having to 3 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,URGENT my telephoNe number, 3 May, If you phone my normal number you will get asked to leave a message. Those messages do not come to me. the only number that will work for the moment is 0208 616 9319 Aline.To: ElsieURGENT my telephoNe number – If you phone my normal number you will get asked to leave a message. Those messages do not come to me. the only number that will work for the moment is 0208 616 9319 Aline 3 May
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Plusnet, me3,Plusnet password reset, 3 May, I think I have discovered my password. So leave it for the moment. I have a lot of stress going on. Constant letters, emails from TalkTalk and I have the builders downstairs, rebuilding the bottom two.To: Plusnet 3Plusnet password reset – I think I have discovered my password. So leave it for the moment. I have a lot of stress going on. Constant letters, emails from TalkTalk and I have the builders downstairs, rebuilding the bottom two 3 May
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starred, TalkTalk, me, Mail5,Aline, we heard you’re leaving us, 2 May, The only way I could stay is if you guarantee to give me back my telephone number which I have used – no matter which supplier – since 1964. It is essential for my work. For some reason, you have put.To: no-reply 5Inbox Aline, we heard you’re leaving us – The only way I could stay is if you guarantee to give me back my telephone number which I have used – no matter which supplier – since 1964. It is essential for my work. For some reason, you have put 2 May
Flat Out ****Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> 12:09 (0 minutes ago)to reviews@remotegoat, bcc: Elsie, bcc: jodytoo, bcc: nigel, bcc: Susan, bcc: Biddie FLAT OUT By Jennifer SelwayUpstairs at the Gatehouse
According to the programme, the author thought that farce would be difficult because people are no longer outraged by sexual misconduct, by shame at their indiscretions.However here it comes in this utterly delightful old fashioned style which works perfectly in a modern environment.
The Carmichaels, Claire and Hugh are illegally renting a large top floor flat in South Kensington in which they are illegally subletting to Sandrine a student whose boyfriend Tim Forrester, -played by Jake Mitchell, is working for estate agents who are snooping on flat owners and subletters in order to prosecute and get them evicted. This is to avoid the large compensation the owners will have to pay in order to get rid of them The tenants already have things to complain about – like the presence of mice and dodgy electrics.
In the lower apartment, there is Phil Gibson (Tom Pepper) who had taken on the flat with his girlfriend, Trudy using her name on the contract. Unfortunately, she has been eaten by an alligator in Miami and Phil has no claim on the flat. He has to make sure nobody knows that Trudy has met her end and has to find somebody to impersonate her so that he can claim the compensation.
Claire (Cathy Walker)has allowed her friend Angela, played by the very beautiful Jennifer Matter, to visit the apartment in a raincoat and black underwear in order to have time with her lover Richard Earl (Giles Fletcher). Angela does not tell Richard that she is a widow, as she thinks that is not very exciting, so she is pretending she is still married to Simon, who died several years ago. She believes this adds excitement to the affair. Unfortunately, she has not realised that there is scaffolding up and the builders can witness anything that goes on in the flat through the large back window. Not only this, but most of the cast members tend to be forgetful and leave things in the flat that they must retrieve. Not to mention the presence of the new tenant Sandrine played by Grace McInerny and her evil boyfriend Tom Forrester. So the affair finds it difficult to progress. True to form there are changes of attire, identities, misunderstandings and a rather special comedy performance by Stuart Simons as Hugh Carmichael.
All of them have secrets that they cannot afford to disclose but one person knows them all.  Marina the Cleaner (probably an illegal immigrant) played by the totally enchanting Hollie Taylor.
There are so many twists and turns in the plot but luckily the terrific actors involved work with an enormous amount of clarity and energy in their performances and it is not too complicated to understand – eventually.
The set by Emily Bestow resembles a typical South Kensington flat with a plethora of exits and entrances, doors to the front entrance, bedroom, kitchen etc plus of course the huge window at the back, awfully handy for escapes and hideaways as well as an embarrassment as the builders peer in.
There is the usual immaculate direction by John Plews. Perfectly cast, highly professional actors and creatives and great fun. Production by Katie Plews.
Selway has done a great job in reproducing the old favourite and wonderful style of theatre and turning it into a scenario that we can accept today.
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Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Flat Out ****, 12:09, FLAT OUT By Jennifer Selway Upstairs at the Gatehouse According to the programme, the author thought that farce would be difficult because people are no longer .To: reviews@rem. …Flat Out **** – FLAT OUT By Jennifer Selway Upstairs at the Gatehouse According to the programme, the author thought that farce would be difficult because people are no longer  12:09
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aline, Lauren, Draft4,my ceiling, 6 Jun, https://www.facebook.com/702132075/posts/10156408614642076/ From: Lauren Taylor <Lauren@ncpm.org.uk> Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:29:07 AM To: aline waites Su.To: lauren@ncpm., Lauren 4Inbox my ceiling – https://www.facebook.com/702132075/posts/10156408614642076/ From: Lauren Taylor <Lauren@ncpm.org.uk> Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:29:07 AM To: aline waites Su 6 Jun
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.aline waites,Netflix and Chill, 5 Jun, I would like to review this if possible. I am keen to see the show and will come anyway but would rather review it. For Remote Goat and my own website which is .To: boxoffice@a.Netflix and Chill – I would like to review this if possible. I am keen to see the show and will come anyway but would rather review it. For Remote Goat and my own website which is  5 Jun
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me, aline2,jeremy fox 3 continued, 3 Jun, ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 10:56 Subject: jeremy fox 3 continued To: Aline WAITE.To: Aline, Biddie 2jeremy fox 3 continued – ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 10:56 Subject: jeremy fox 3 continued To: Aline WAITE 3 Jun
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me, aline2,Jeremy Fox 3, 3 Jun, Oh I think there’s a bit missing here and I don’t think it’s edited. Please be honest. could it be possible? The missing bit is the one I need you to tell me ab.To: Aline, Biddie 2Jeremy Fox 3 – Oh I think there’s a bit missing here and I don’t think it’s edited. Please be honest. could it be possible? The missing bit is the one I need you to tell me ab 3 Jun
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Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Jeremy Fox 1949, 3 Jun, JEREMY 1949 page 1 – The conquering heroes rode into town at dawn. It must have been a town once. There was a Town Hall standing there having by some miracle es.To: BiddieJeremy Fox 1949 – JEREMY 1949 page 1 – The conquering heroes rode into town at dawn. It must have been a town once. There was a Town Hall standing there having by some miracle es 3 Jun
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me,Jeremy Fox 1949 page 2, 3 Jun, The Lorry pulled up at the Town Hall The young Subaltern, Francis Loxton who was in charge of this small band of soldiers jumped down from the cab. ‘Here we are.To: AlineInbox Jeremy Fox 1949 page 2 – The Lorry pulled up at the Town Hall The young Subaltern, Francis Loxton who was in charge of this small band of soldiers jumped down from the cab. ‘Here we are 3 Jun
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me,jeremy 1949 page one, 3 Jun, JEREMY 1949 The conquering heroes rode into town at dawn. It must have been a town once. There was a Town Hall standing there having by some miracle escaped des.To: AlineInbox jeremy 1949 page one – JEREMY 1949 The conquering heroes rode into town at dawn. It must have been a town once. There was a Town Hall standing there having by some miracle escaped des 3 Jun
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aline waites,(no subject), 1 Jun, https://youtu.be/aITs5yuGjB0 Sent from Mail for Windows 10.To: meInbox (no subject) – https://youtu.be/aITs5yuGjB0 Sent from Mail for Windows 10 attachmentBiddie Live Up The Astor 1 Jun
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starred, me,Watch “Biddie Live Up The Astor” on YouTube, 31 May, https://youtu.be/aITs5yuGjB0.To: AlineWatch “Biddie Live Up The Astor” on YouTube – https://youtu.be/aITs5yuGjB0 attachmentBiddie Live Up The Astor 31 May
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unread, me,janine ten, 31 May, Janine ten ‘OK, Janine. Let’s try it again. Just a little more angst darling, and turn our head the teeniest bit to the left. We shall have a better angle that .To: Aline, JanetInbox janine ten – Janine ten ‘OK, Janine. Let’s try it again. Just a little more angst darling, and turn our head the teeniest bit to the left. We shall have a better angle that  31 May
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me, aline2,Janine 9, 30 May, ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 18:29 Subject: Janine 9 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaite.To: Aline, Janet 2Janine 9 – ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 18:29 Subject: Janine 9 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaite 30 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,janine 6, 30 May, s – About Search results for ‘janine 6’ Private: Janine 6 29 May Janine 6 Jeremy left Janine at her door, strangely disturbed by this extraordinary creature. He.To: Janetjanine 6 – s – About Search results for ‘janine 6’ Private: Janine 6 29 May Janine 6 Jeremy left Janine at her door, strangely disturbed by this extraordinary creature. He 30 May
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me, aline2,Janine 8, 30 May, ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 14:45 Subject: Janine 8 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaites@hotmail.co.uk> JANINE EIGHT.To: Aline, Janet 2Janine 8 – ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 14:45 Subject: Janine 8 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaites@hotmail.co.uk> JANINE EIGHT 30 May
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me, aline2,Janine 7, 30 May, ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 08:59 Subject: Janine 7 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaites@hotmail.co.uk> ************.To: Aline, Janet 2Janine 7 – ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 08:59 Subject: Janine 7 To: Aline WAITES <alinewaites@hotmail.co.uk> ************ 30 May
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press, aline2,Piramania! press ticket, 30 May, Ok Magda Xx On 30 May 2019 11:56, press@underbelly.co.uk wrote: Hi Aline, this is just a quick email to confirm we have received a press ticket request for you for Piramania! from the show’s.To: press 2Inbox Piramania! press ticket – Ok Magda Xx On 30 May 2019 11:56, press@underbelly.co.uk wrote: Hi Aline, this is just a quick email to confirm we have received a press ticket request for you for Piramania! from the show’s 30 May
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unread, me,Directions from Kings Cross to Kings Place, 29 May, View directions from Kings Cross to Kings Place in Google Maps. VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS You requested this link using “send to device” in Google Maps.To: meInbox Directions from Kings Cross to Kings Place – View directions from Kings Cross to Kings Place in Google Maps. VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS You requested this link using “send to device” in Google Maps 29 May
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aline, Holly, Holly9,Piromania, 29 May, Thankyou xx Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Holly Robin <hollytherobin@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:12:21 PM To: aline waites Subject: Re: Piromania 75 mins (4:35-5:50) — Holly.To: holly@slosh. … 9Inbox Piromania – Thankyou xx Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Holly Robin <hollytherobin@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:12:21 PM To: aline waites Subject: Re: Piromania 75 mins (4:35-5:50) — Holly 29 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Janine five, 29 May, JANINE 5 Amazed, angry, hurt bewildered, Janine ran up the stairs to her front door. She was totally disorientated. It was a long time since she had felt so let down. She was willing to take him to her.To: JanetJanine five – JANINE 5 Amazed, angry, hurt bewildered, Janine ran up the stairs to her front door. She was totally disorientated. It was a long time since she had felt so let down. She was willing to take him to her 29 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,janine 4, 29 May, Janine 4 In the taxi Janine chattered excitedly about her meeting with George Lester and the ravishing Laura. ‘It was really interesting to meet him. He’s one of the new boys, you know. He went.To: Janetjanine 4 – Janine 4 In the taxi Janine chattered excitedly about her meeting with George Lester and the ravishing Laura. ‘It was really interesting to meet him. He’s one of the new boys, you know. He went 29 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Janine 3, 29 May, Jeremy arrived at the Club early that evening. Janine had intrigued him mightily and he was excited at the thought of meeting her again. He felt younger, eager – but even so – felt in his bones that it.To: JanetJanine 3 – Jeremy arrived at the Club early that evening. Janine had intrigued him mightily and he was excited at the thought of meeting her again. He felt younger, eager – but even so – felt in his bones that it 29 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,telephone, 29 May, May I have spent my life trying to get through it without being a bore. That was always my greatest fear. Now I realise that to be boring, annoying, getting on peoples nerves is something that helps.To: Janettelephone – May I have spent my life trying to get through it without being a bore. That was always my greatest fear. Now I realise that to be boring, annoying, getting on peoples nerves is something that helps 29 May
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unread, me,janine 2, 28 May, Jeremy arrived at the Club early that evening. Janine had intrigued him mightily and he was excited at the thought of meeting her again. He felt younger, eager – but even so. felt in his bones that it.To: AlineInbox janine 2 – Jeremy arrived at the Club early that evening. Janine had intrigued him mightily and he was excited at the thought of meeting her again. He felt younger, eager – but even so. felt in his bones that it 28 May
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Sasha, aline3,Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, 28 May, Is there a press night?I would love to review this. xx On Tue, 28 May 2019 at 18:30, Sasha Regan <sashareganunion@gmail.com> wrote: Critically acclaimed production plays until June 8th ELEGIES.To: Sasha 3Inbox Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging QueensSent 10 days ago. Follow up? – Is there a press night?I would love to review this. xx On Tue, 28 May 2019 at 18:30, Sasha Regan <sashareganunion@gmail.com> wrote: Critically acclaimed production plays until June 8th ELEGIESDismiss nudgeSent 10 days ago. Follow up? 28 May
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kevin, me2,The UK professional première of Amour will close early on 8 June, has attachment, 28 May, TRAGEDY. APPALLING. Aline On Tue, 28 May 2019 at 11:59, kevin wilson <kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com> wrote: Kevin Wilson Kevin Wilson Public Relations 49 Western Lane London SW12 8JS Telephone: 020.To: kevin 2The UK professional première of Amour will close early on 8 June – TRAGEDY. APPALLING. Aline On Tue, 28 May 2019 at 11:59, kevin wilson <kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com> wrote: Kevin Wilson Kevin Wilson Public Relations 49 Western Lane London SW12 8JS Telephone: 020 attachmentScreenshot 2019-05-26 at 17.21.09.png28 May
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me, aline2,janine, 28 May, Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:14:01 PM To: Aline WAITES Subject: janine JANINE 1969 Janine let herself into the public.To: Aline, janet … 2Inbox janine – Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:14:01 PM To: Aline WAITES Subject: janine JANINE 1969 Janine let herself into the public 28 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.return@amaz., aline2,Your return of Fulyou Ladies Underwear Womens…, 27 May, Sadly these are too small. Getting the return seems very complicated. I went to the shop on Haverstock Hill. The man there said I should present the card you sent me. I can’t work it out. You never.To: return 2Inbox Your return of Fulyou Ladies Underwear Womens… – Sadly these are too small. Getting the return seems very complicated. I went to the shop on Haverstock Hill. The man there said I should present the card you sent me. I can’t work it out. You never 27 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.starred, King’s, aline2,TENNESSEE’S TEN: Find out more about the prolific playwright behind Southern Belles, 25 May, Love to review….got a press night? On 24 May 2019 18:01, King’s Head Theatre <kingsheadtheatre@r1.arts-mail.com> wrote: King’s Head Theatre Can’t wait for Southern Belles? Brush up.To: King’s 2Inbox TENNESSEE’S TEN: Find out more about the prolific playwright behind Southern Belles – Love to review….got a press night? On 24 May 2019 18:01, King’s Head Theatre <kingsheadtheatre@r1.arts-mail.com> wrote: King’s Head Theatre Can’t wait for Southern Belles? Brush up 25 May
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starred, TalkTalk, me, Mail3,Aline, we’ll see you on 25 April 2019, 23 May, You have sent me a plastic bag to return the router. Unfortunately, you did not supply an address to send it to. The letter tells me to attach the address label. The address label does not exist..To: no-reply 3Inbox Aline, we’ll see you on 25 April 2019 – You have sent me a plastic bag to return the router. Unfortunately, you did not supply an address to send it to. The letter tells me to attach the address label. The address label does not exist. 23 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,vincent river *****, has attachment, 22 May, Aline.To: reviews@rem.vincent river ***** – Aline attachmentimage.png22 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Vincent River *****, 22 May, VINCENT RIVER BY PHILIP RIDLEY AT THE TRAFALGAR STUDIOS Two people meet for the first time. They do not know each other, but they have a strong bond in the man Vincent River – a victim of a hate crime..To: reviews@rem. …Vincent River ***** – VINCENT RIVER BY PHILIP RIDLEY AT THE TRAFALGAR STUDIOS Two people meet for the first time. They do not know each other, but they have a strong bond in the man Vincent River – a victim of a hate crime. 22 May
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starred, WeSendit, me2,j biddlecombe sent you a file through WeSendit!, 17 May, You are just simply an angel <Love you the best. Aline On Thu, 16 May 2019 at 15:34, WeSendit <info@wesendit.com> wrote: Files are ready for download. j.biddlecombe@zen.co.uk has sent you a.To: Biddie 2j biddlecombe sent you a file through WeSendit! – You are just simply an angel <Love you the best. Aline On Thu, 16 May 2019 at 15:34, WeSendit <info@wesendit.com> wrote: Files are ready for download. j.biddlecombe@zen.co.uk has sent you a 17 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.aline waites,Recap my arrival in Belfast City BHD at 10.15am, 17 May, Just checking I told you my schedule time of arrival is to Belfast City BHD at 10.15 am (Leaving London City LCY at 8.45.) Then I get a bus to the Central Bus Station …and Europa Hotel to meet.To: lgrainger@e.Recap my arrival in Belfast City BHD at 10.15am – Just checking I told you my schedule time of arrival is to Belfast City BHD at 10.15 am (Leaving London City LCY at 8.45.) Then I get a bus to the Central Bus Station …and Europa Hotel to meet 17 May
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Joanne, aline2,AGM of the TUC:LESE Creative & Leisure Industries Committee (CLIC) – Tuesday 18 June, 15 May, Thank you. I would like to be there Aline xx On 15 May 2019 15:00, Joanne Williams <Jowilliams@tuc.org.uk> wrote: Dear Friend, We’re writing to you to confirm that the Annual General Meeting.To: Joanne 2Inbox AGM of the TUC:LESE Creative & Leisure Industries Committee (CLIC) – Tuesday 18 June – Thank you. I would like to be there Aline xx On 15 May 2019 15:00, Joanne Williams <Jowilliams@tuc.org.uk> wrote: Dear Friend, We’re writing to you to confirm that the Annual General Meeting 15 May
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unread, me, James3,ricky riddlegang ****, 14 May, Aline ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 at 15:13 Subject: ricky riddlegang **** To: reviews@remotegoat com <reviews@.To: reviews@rem. … 3Inbox ricky riddlegang **** – Aline ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 at 15:13 Subject: ricky riddlegang **** To: reviews@remotegoat com <reviews@ 14 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,Ricky and the Riddlegang., 13 May, Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddlegang by Ben Alborough and Harry Williams at the Wimbledon Studio Theatre OK WE’LL start by facing facts Mr Alborough is probably the most anarchic, idiotic, lunatic.To: BenjaminRicky and the Riddlegang. – Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddlegang by Ben Alborough and Harry Williams at the Wimbledon Studio Theatre OK WE’LL start by facing facts Mr Alborough is probably the most anarchic, idiotic, lunatic 13 May
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starred, me2,AMOUR by Michael Legrand and Jeremy Sams at the Charing Cross Theatre. *****, has attachment, 10 May, This is just for you. I wrote two others but both disappeared. This was a last resort. I’m sorry it’s just not good enough. This befuddlement with Talk Talk is driving me mad. Now the TV has.To: reviews@rem. … 2AMOUR by Michael Legrand and Jeremy Sams at the Charing Cross Theatre. ***** – This is just for you. I wrote two others but both disappeared. This was a last resort. I’m sorry it’s just not good enough. This befuddlement with Talk Talk is driving me mad. Now the TV has attachmentIMG_20190509_111544.jpg10 May
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aline waites,Amour 2 Gary Tushaw as Dusoleil and Anna O’Byrne as Isabelle Photo Scott Rylander.jpg, has attachment, 9 May, Review follows for ‘Amour’ at the Charing Cross Theatre. Sent from Mail for Windows 10.To: reviews@rem.Amour 2 Gary Tushaw as Dusoleil and Anna O’Byrne as Isabelle Photo Scott Rylander.jpg – Review follows for ‘Amour’ at the Charing Cross Theatre. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 attachmentAmour 2 Gary Tushaw as Dusoleil and Anna O’Byrne as Isabelle Photo Scott Rylander.jpg9 May
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starred, Plusnet, me2,We’ve opened Question 189913991 on your account, 7 May, Dear Andrew thank you so much for trying for me. Just to make sure you know that 02077225395 was in use on 25th April 2019 right until the engineer plugged in the router from TalkTalk at about four o.To: Plusnet 2Inbox We’ve opened Question 189913991 on your account – Dear Andrew thank you so much for trying for me. Just to make sure you know that 02077225395 was in use on 25th April 2019 right until the engineer plugged in the router from TalkTalk at about four o 7 May
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Katie, me3,Aline, I thought you’d like this… History Channel & Our Co-Founder Antony, 7 May, I hear you, but I haven’t got the time at the moment. My phone is out of order and I have builders in, also my boiler is not working – probably due to the building work which is extensive. So I am.To: Katie 3Inbox Aline, I thought you’d like this… History Channel & Our Co-Founder Antony – I hear you, but I haven’t got the time at the moment. My phone is out of order and I have builders in, also my boiler is not working – probably due to the building work which is extensive. So I am 7 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me2,The MIlkman’s on his Way, 6 May, Aline On Mon, 6 May 2019 at 19:09, Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: The Milkman’s on his Way **** by Kevin Kelly at the Old Courthouse room, Brighton as part of the Brighton.To: reviews@rem. … 2The MIlkman’s on his Way – Aline On Mon, 6 May 2019 at 19:09, Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: The Milkman’s on his Way **** by Kevin Kelly at the Old Courthouse room, Brighton as part of the Brighton 6 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,my correct telelphone number. 020 7722 5395 It IS ESSENTIAL THAT I KEEP THIS NUMBER., 6 May, Dear Sirs This is to inform you that my address has not changed since 1964 nor has my telephone number despite the fact that I have changed my sup[liers from BT to Talk Talk to Time Talk and went back.To: Plusnetmy correct telelphone number. 020 7722 5395 It IS ESSENTIAL THAT I KEEP THIS NUMBER. – Dear Sirs This is to inform you that my address has not changed since 1964 nor has my telephone number despite the fact that I have changed my sup[liers from BT to Talk Talk to Time Talk and went back 6 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me2,Your itinerary from Google Flights, 3 May, Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 17:31, <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: Here’s the itinerary you sent to yourself from Google Flights. London – Seattle Round trip • Economy • 1 passenger £399.To: me, Elsie 2Your itinerary from Google Flights – Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 17:31, <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: Here’s the itinerary you sent to yourself from Google Flights. London – Seattle Round trip • Economy • 1 passenger £399 3 May
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kevin, me6,YOU ARE INVITED TO REVIEW – CELEBRATING THE SONGS AND MUSIC OF GEORGE MICHAEL IN CONCERT, has attachment, 3 May, Yes, please! Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 15:10, kevin wilson <kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com> wrote: do you want a +1? On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 15:07, Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: lOVE.To: kevin 6Inbox YOU ARE INVITED TO REVIEW – CELEBRATING THE SONGS AND MUSIC OF GEORGE MICHAEL IN CONCERT – Yes, please! Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 15:10, kevin wilson <kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com> wrote: do you want a +1? On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 15:07, Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> wrote: lOVE attachmentScreenshot 2019-05-03 at 14.19.07.png3 May
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me, Louise3,travel to Belfast, 3 May, That’s great, thank you. XX Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 13:37, Louise Grainger <lgrainger@equity.org.uk> wrote: Hello Aline Thank you for getting in touch. I am sorry you have been having to.To: Louise 3travel to Belfast – That’s great, thank you. XX Aline On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 13:37, Louise Grainger <lgrainger@equity.org.uk> wrote: Hello Aline Thank you for getting in touch. I am sorry you have been having to 3 May
Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.me,URGENT my telephoNe number, 3 May, If you phone my normal number you will get asked to leave a message. Those messages do not come to me. the only number that will work for the moment is 0208 616 9319 Aline.To: ElsieURGENT my telephoNe number – If you phone my normal number you will get asked to leave a message. Those messages do not come to me. the only number that will work for the moment is 0208 616 9319 Aline 3 May
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Plusnet, me3,Plusnet password reset, 3 May, I think I have discovered my password. So leave it for the moment. I have a lot of stress going on. Constant letters, emails from TalkTalk and I have the builders downstairs, rebuilding the bottom two.To: Plusnet 3Plusnet password reset – I think I have discovered my password. So leave it for the moment. I have a lot of stress going on. Constant letters, emails from TalkTalk and I have the builders downstairs, rebuilding the bottom two 3 May
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starred, TalkTalk, me, Mail5,Aline, we heard you’re leaving us, 2 May, The only way I could stay is if you guarantee to give me back my telephone number which I have used – no matter which supplier – since 1964. It is essential for my work. For some reason, you have put.To: no-reply 5Inbox Aline, we heard you’re leaving us – The only way I could stay is if you guarantee to give me back my telephone number which I have used – no matter which supplier – since 1964. It is essential for my work. For some reason, you have put 2 May
Flat Out ****Click to teach Gmail that this conversation is important.Aline Waites <waitesaline@gmail.com> 12:09 (0 minutes ago)to reviews@remotegoat, bcc: Elsie, bcc: jodytoo, bcc: nigel, bcc: Susan, bcc: Biddie FLAT OUT By Jennifer SelwayUpstairs at the Gatehouse
According to the programme, the author thought that farce would be difficult because people are no longer outraged by sexual misconduct, by shame at their indiscretions.However here it comes in this utterly delightful old fashioned style which works perfectly in a modern environment.
The Carmichaels, Claire and Hugh are illegally renting a large top floor flat in South Kensington in which they are illegally subletting to Sandrine a student whose boyfriend Tim Forrester, -played by Jake Mitchell, is working for estate agents who are snooping on flat owners and subletters in order to prosecute and get them evicted. This is to avoid the large compensation the owners will have to pay in order to get rid of them The tenants already have things to complain about – like the presence of mice and dodgy electrics.
In the lower apartment, there is Phil Gibson (Tom Pepper) who had taken on the flat with his girlfriend, Trudy using her name on the contract. Unfortunately, she has been eaten by an alligator in Miami and Phil has no claim on the flat. He has to make sure nobody knows that Trudy has met her end and has to find somebody to impersonate her so that he can claim the compensation.
Claire (Cathy Walker)has allowed her friend Angela, played by the very beautiful Jennifer Matter, to visit the apartment in a raincoat and black underwear in order to have time with her lover Richard Earl (Giles Fletcher). Angela does not tell Richard that she is a widow, as she thinks that is not very exciting, so she is pretending she is still married to Simon, who died several years ago. She believes this adds excitement to the affair. Unfortunately, she has not realised that there is scaffolding up and the builders can witness anything that goes on in the flat through the large back window. Not only this, but most of the cast members tend to be forgetful and leave things in the flat that they must retrieve. Not to mention the presence of the new tenant Sandrine played by Grace McInerny and her evil boyfriend Tom Forrester. So the affair finds it difficult to progress. True to form there are changes of attire, identities, misunderstandings and a rather special comedy performance by Stuart Simons as Hugh Carmichael.
All of them have secrets that they cannot afford to disclose but one person knows them all.  Marina the Cleaner (probably an illegal immigrant) played by the totally enchanting Hollie Taylor.
There are so many twists and turns in the plot but luckily the terrific actors involved work with an enormous amount of clarity and energy in their performances and it is not too complicated to understand – eventually.
The set by Emily Bestow resembles a typical South Kensington flat with a plethora of exits and entrances, doors to the front entrance, bedroom, kitchen etc plus of course the huge window at the back, awfully handy for escapes and hideaways as well as an embarrassment as the builders peer in.
There is the usual immaculate direction by John Plews. Perfectly cast, highly professional actors and creatives and great fun. Production by Katie Plews.
Selway has done a great job in reproducing the old favourite and wonderful style of theatre and turning it into a scenario that we can accept today.
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