Amusing moment at the start of day 6 of rehearsals for #Roundthetwist.
At a few minutes to ten a web cam in the SJM would have picked up five blokes staring at a table in the middle of the stage. On that table running round and round was a small wind up engine, tender and Pullman Carriage. Who’d have thought that something going round and round endlessly would have so engrossed five grown men.
But it did..
The silence was only broken by our designer Ian saying ‘ of course somebodies bound to complain that that kind of engine wasn’t around then’
‘Or that the livery is wrong’ I piped up ‘ Green was Southern – not sure what Eastern was’
Our production manager – Steve – quietly coughed. ‘Erm Mr Linley you seem to be demonstrating a slightly geeky level of knowledge there. Something you want to tell us…’
Shamefully I was heard to utter ‘oh my dad is a big steam train fan’…and I exited stage left to go and make a cup of tea.