Monday, 18 January 2010


Been home a week now and I'm slowly wading through the washing and packing everything away. Loved doing "Snow White" in Weston and hope I get the chance to work with some of the cast again - they were all great to be with. Went to see Evolution's "Peter Pan" in Canterbury last Friday, with three mates in it - Ben Roddy as Smee, Louise English as Mrs Darling/Squatting Cow/Mia the Mermaid, and Dave Lee as Tinkerbelly (!). They were all great and it was a lot of fun. Off to see Nigel Ellacott in Ilford on Thursday, and then it's bye bye to Pantoland till next year.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

A week to go

Quite a few pantos round the country finish today but we've still got a week to go. Day off tomorrow - hooray! We only had a day off on thursday but these three days have been hard - don't know why.
Here are a few panto facts:
I have twelve costume changes per show - 3 of which are quick changes in the wings; for the others I go back to my dressing room which is one floor up from stage level (18 steps).
So I go up and down 360 steps per show.
In the course of our run here in Weston I will have had 564 costume changes,
and gone up and down 16920 steps (and that's in high heels!)