The show on Saturday 15th was a real doozy and enjoyed by all – I offer here a photographic record of most of what happened to better inform you, dear reader, of just what a blast our shows are 🙂
Osprey long ago put a water slide in for the more adventurous patrons to use – here is Jesper Prinz arriving:
At the start of each show Lucy goes out front and makes sure everyone knows to turn on (and leave on) their music:
Moments before she was waiting nervously backstage (contrary to popular belief, we all get nervous before a show to a greater or lesser extent):
Shortly afterwards, she was once again waiting in the wings (along with Karuna) for the start of the Lucita & Dummy act:
Meanwhile, ringmaster and boss Osprey is waiting…
…to start (the sadly unavailable and much missed) Caitlin’s great dance act!
Next up was yours truly with Margaux – will we ever get that ruddy coq au vin done?
The Bees were soon onstage – here you can see how we make the sets see-thru from the rear so if were are waiting behind, we can still see what is going on (we also try to make them phantom so we never get stuck)
Corporal Kitty arrived to raise the moral (and doubtless other things) of the troops – you *must* come and listen to her singing – live every time!):
The knitters were on fine form – I don’t think any fell off the track you know…
In this show we ran the ever-popular Irish Jig act designed by Maxie (come back soon, Maxie!) – I love this act!
Then it was time for Mme Caramel’s Trained Humans and there was a protest from PETH (People for Ethical Treatment of Humans) in the audience – I used the chaos caused to beats my feets out of the front door and away from the oppressor’s whip!
Here’s Mamoru Junkers, the PETH hero!
The wonderful Adfarm act came up next and Osprey grabbed a volunteer from the audience to drive the car…
…and it turned out to be a bloody zombie! I nearly dropped my lunch in fear but it turned out we hadn’t enough brains to interest him:
We finished off with the brilliant Cellophane Dancers act…
After the show we chatted with and thank the audience, but then when I left, I relaxed back on HBA Island and dreamt of new acts for next year’s show – I hope you’ll come and see them 🙂
Have a look at Osprey’s blog on the show here and here.