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27 October 2016 @ 08:01 pm
Throwback Thursday: Mrs Muddle  

This is me as Mrs Muddle in the OULES Christmas pantomime of, I think, 1992. OULES spent most of its time touring old peoples' homes in the Oxfordshire area and singing medlies of songs, but at Christmas we would produce a pantomime which we took around local primary schools, childrens' homes and childrens' wards in hospitals. This was not the pantomime for which we got the immortal review "the acting veers from the timidly embarrassed to the outrageously ham somehow managing to miss basic competence in the middle" but I suspect the standard was similar. I have a feeling my performance was at the "outrageously ham" end of the scale.

Should anyone be in Manchester tommorrow evening and anywhere near [twitter.com profile] EagleInnSalford then you can judge if my acting has improved since for (aided and abetted by [twitter.com profile] CiaranHodgers) I'll be performing a piece about Ethics and Autonomous Systems as part of Experimental Words, a series of team-ups between poets and scientists laid on by Manchester Science Festival.

NB. Attempts by certain parties to make me break into the Pizzazz the Garden Gnome song at this juncture will not succeed. You know who you are!

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/217658.html.
philmophlegm: Sid Jamesphilmophlegm on October 27th, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC)
I seem to remember coming to see one of your pantos!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 27th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
We always did some student performances as well, at the start of Hilary, I think. IIRC there was the "Fairyland" Panto and then the "Farm" Panto and this was the "Medieval" Panto, if that helps you narrow down the performance at all. I was a gnome in the first, a mouse in the second and Mrs. Muddle in this one.
philmophlegm: Victoria Waterfieldphilmophlegm on October 27th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
I think it might have been this one.