And get off my arse myself.
Yeah we have come down the road. But the long way round I’ll have you know.
I pay up and head on into the cubical.
And just like superman I get changed.
A while later I’m dripping wet. I’ve done 54 lengths and essentially been kicked out. I was going to make it to the sixty mark, but literally got kicked out.
I take my contact lenses out and put my cloths on.
Outside it is quiet a nice day.
I get in the love machine and look at my watch. I’m late, but then the parents are always late.
When I get home, the parents are here, upset that I’m late. On a better beat my new phone is here.
But no time for that I pick up the tickets and we head off to the centre of town for
dinner at Taylors.
The simple fare offered, but done well.
It is time to head around the corner, where we queue, eventually someone telling us if we have our tickets with us there is no need to queue and we can go straight in.
This proves to be true.
I take my coat off and relax. Its the first time I’ve been to the Prince of Wales Theatre.
We await the start. What kind of show will we get?
Will the panto be entertaining?
The seats fill up.
The curtains are closed. The lights dimmed and
The Panto begins
And the fairy comes out.
Two and half hours latter the panto ends. It has been funny, it has been fun, infact it has been delightful. And not what I expected.
Slowly the theatre ends.It is time to go.
And while this was one of the oddest Jack and the beanstalk tales, it started with a Viking boat! It was greatly done, and so funny, for all the family. Beautiful scenery and costumes throughout. Wow.
And this was the last performance of the panto here by the stars. Shorelle Hepkin as the fairy. Nikki Horsburgh as Princess Jill, Keith D’Winter as Dame Dolly, Joshua Dowen as Jack, Karl Greenwood as Silly Billy and the brilliant Darren John Langford as Fleshcreep Mr Evil. And of course there as a giant and many dancers. I didn’t know if any of them so I looked them up. But as a cast they work wonders together, especially when they got some kids on stage. And you know what they say about working with kids. Keith and and Karl did a grand job there. Considering it was a last minute thing to go, I’m so glad I did.
And talking of last minute things. One minute I’m saying goodbye to the parents, the next I’m being asked last minute if I can make it to Birmingham by 19:30 there is a show I can go to.
As it happens, there isn’t. The next train is at 18:59 and gets into New Street at 19:39, meaning I’d be there at about 20:00.
It is agreed I should come anyway. I get changed again and head to the station.
Oh I love chu chu travel
I arrive at New Street and head towards the back door exit.
And head towards Broadstreet.
The Big Wheel of fortune.
And arrive at THE Symphony Hall. I ask where floor 3 door 7 is at the information centre, which may seem odd. But the floor I was on, was floor 3. But no I was directed upstairs by 3 floors.
Climbing very high and thinking I’m in the wrong place, there was a steward there at a door. I ask them if they have a ticket for me. And so they give me one with my name on it. I can’t go in until there is a break.
At which point the door is opened for me and another girl confirms who I am inside and says follow me sir. And off we go for a long walk to the front.
Well the view of the orchestra is good.
People play their instruments and
the conductor waves his arms around. We have Superman,
Amongst a few.
And to finish we had a special Star wars set in honour
of Carrier Fisher and her mother.
It is over though before you know it.
The lights come on
and the crowds leave.
We head to New Street, I take Sarah the quick way and via my local Sainsbury's local for tea. Which to her horror consists of a large bag of crisps. She keeps pointing at the sandwiches. I ask her if she wants some?
And then I get my first ride and a Wales Arriva train to Wolverhampton. Ermthese seats are so much more comfortable than the London Midland ones. And with that she drives me home.