Coming very soon there’s an opportunity to see me making fool of myself on stage once again. The Friends of St Nicholas School are putting on a cabaret and I’m going to be singing(ish), dancing(ish) and acting(ish) in a selection of acts. It’s always a good laugh, and mostly performed by people who would never normally go near a stage. There are, as I write, still a few tickets available for both nights.
Let me know if you want to come along. There’s a bar (and, frankly, you’ll probably need it) and all funds raised will support the work of the school.
But then, after that, I’ve actually been invited to join a small theatre company to take a role in a comedy musical they’re putting on. I’ve done musicals before (Jesus Christ Superstar, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Barnum, Superstar again, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Me and My Girl) but it’s nearly nine years since I took part in a proper production.
This is a small village company and the play has been described to me as a sort of “Carry on Les Miserables”. I’ll let you know more as soon as I do.