Date: 22 Dec 2014 8:34 pm Title: Chapter 2
Coming back to this after going to see Joseph, and Oh! the sheep! They had three inflatable sheep that popped up when they sang about sheep, and the bang of the flaps scared the bajesus out of everybody, the sheep in the middle got stuck, the sheep on the right ended up on its side and the one on the left came up OK but deflated halfway through the song, so that by the end, we had a woolly hill, a dead sheep and a sheepskin rug!
Date: 05 Dec 2013 10:46 pm Title: Chapter 10
As the famous Minecraft troll, Dyerzy, would say: LOL! I loved the little epilogue, Margot nearly knocking poor Verity-Anne off the stage, I jpined in again on 'Any Dream Will Do' and the fantastic finale number - patchwork, no less! LOL, LOL, LOOOOOOOOOL! Been great following this. (LOL!)
Author's Response: Lol. Glad you enjoyed !
Date: 05 Dec 2013 9:52 pm Title: Chapter 10
hahahahhahahhahaha! Joseph Megamix! Classic ending & love the PS on the end. I don't think I need an excuse to be humming it, as you well know (even though I've spent the week listening to heavy rock music). ;-)
Many thanks for this, Kathryn. It was fun to read & made me smile lots. :-D
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed ! :-)
Date: 05 Dec 2013 9:17 pm Title: Chapter 10
I've certainly been humming most of the various tunes since you started posting this, Beecharmer. As I said at the outset, it's been one of my favourite musicals ever since I first saw a school production of it, back in about 1973, when the performers were mostly some 2-3 years older than my own elder daughter! Forty years on and many productions later, I still know most of the music, if not all the words!
I wonder what EBD would have made of the show? The very first production was in 1968, the year before she died. 50-50 hindsight is a wonderful thing, but had she still been alive and writing a few years later, I do wonder if she would have worked a school production into one of her books? I reallylike the way you have done this, Beecharmer - I think the group of girls performing it were just the right age and stage - and talent - to really enjoy themselves, even if Kathy Ferrars did tear her hair out in rehearsals! Well done Vi - that was a huge part.
Thank you for the sucession of day-brighteners - I shall miss this!
Author's Response: Thank you ! Anything that brightens someone day is worth having, I think. Glad it has worked out ok. I like to think that EBD would approve most of it !
Date: 03 Dec 2013 9:50 pm Title: Chapter 7
I've only just found this - and you've got it so right!!! *giggling helplessly* love the show and music so much! Went to see it last year for a second time, and loved it all over again :D
Author's Response: Glad you like it :-D I love it too so was fun to do
Date: 02 Dec 2013 10:46 pm Title: Chapter 7
Ta muchly for another great chapter. One thing though (I'm being pedantic now) Shouldn't it be RIKKI as the butler, she was the jail butler, and in the story, she remambers Joseph from jail.
Author's Response: Thanks ! I'd had Ros originally, then decided to have her as Mrs Jacob so needed to change. Have changed, thanks !
Date: 01 Dec 2013 9:47 pm Title: Chapter 6
Love the interruptions there from Cecil & Felix. Am now singing Go, go,go Joseph, which doesn't quite sound right when i'm listening to Peter Gabriel....
Thanks Kathryn :-D
Author's Response: Lol, that is quite an odd mix !
Date: 01 Dec 2013 9:40 pm Title: Chapter 6
I doubt if there are ever many dry eyes at the end of Close Every Door - clearly this performance was a typical one there. I rather suspect too, that if Hilda Annersley had read the script of Joseph before saying the school could put it on, she might have had second thoughts about allowing it. But the girls are putting their heart and soul into it - singing beautifully and making the most of any comedy effects at the same time. As for the "comments" from children in the audience - they are totally believable too - and of course create some additional, unrehearsed effects.
Thanks, Beecharmer, I'm continuing to enjoy this.
Author's Response: Thank you, am glad you are enjoying it, and that it feels an ok mix of the two ! :-)