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Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:02 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Omg, HOW EXPENSIVE are pantomimes? Why did I expect them to be moderately affordable? An afternoon showing on an early December showing, cheapest ticket is £24.50?!

I’ve never seen one and I thought it might be fun for Darwin, but that’s so expensive (and that’s before all the additional ticket nonsense like Grim has just put up).


Been to the panto at the Hammersmith Lyric for the last few years and it is properly excellent. Top notch production, good music, magical, a bit political, very much proud of London's community. I've never actually paid as it's been a work jolly, but would imagine it's not terribly cheap.

But if you do have to fork out for panto, I'd say it's one worth forking out for.


Also, not a celebrity star in sight.

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:24 ]
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Bit far for us :D Also I dare say a bit expensive, sadly. Good to hear it’s been a good time out for adults as well.

Author:  Zardoz [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:26 ]
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Let's do a Beex Panto.

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:27 ]
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Apparently every slot to meet Father Christmas sold out for every single day for the NT place near here within an hour. That’s all day over eight days, and they only took bookings and payment by phone. Can’t imagine the logistics of that.

So, anyway, booking tickets for basically anything is just stupidly difficult and expensive.

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:27 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
Let's do a Beex Panto.

Who are you going to be?

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:28 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
Let's do a Beex Panto.


Who's the dame?

Author:  Kern [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:32 ]
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Christmas Past has a flat-top and Scottish accent.

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:41 ]
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Surely more a Scrooge. Isn’t Christmas Past a young childish spirit?

Author:  Grim... [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 13:23 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
Let's do a Beex Panto.


Who's the dame?

Yoo-hoo!

Author:  Warhead [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 13:29 ]
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The last panto I went to must have been about 1960. My aunt took me to see one. Can't remember which one BUT the big celeb was Ken Dodd. Afterwards I was physically exhausted from the almost constant hysterical laughter and my cheek muscles ached for a couple of days as well.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 13:31 ]
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When I was five or six, I was taken to a pantomime which had Grotbags in. She terrified me, as I sat gripping the seat in the dress circle. She strode up and down the stage, telling us children how she was going to cancel Christmas and break all our toys. I cannot remember what did it, what the breaking point was, but I was suddenly sobbing hysterically.
At the interval, my friend's parents took me home. I must have ruined my friend's birthday. Sorry, Karen P. But, this year, Clare Sweeney will be amazing

Author:  Cras [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 13:36 ]
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I got called up on stage in the 'preshow' where they had a clown doing balloon animals. He would blow up a balloon, hand it to me and of course let go just as he did so it flew around the room. I couldn't work out what I was doing wrong and bawled my eyes out on stage in front of a massive audience.




2014 was a tough year.

Author:  Malc [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 13:48 ]
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...and then the teacher got off the bus.

Author:  Kern [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 14:02 ]
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One of the joys of attending pantos as an adult is seeing how many risqué gags the cast get away with.

Author:  TheVision [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 14:09 ]
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Cras wrote:
I got called up on stage in the 'preshow' where they had a clown doing balloon animals. He would blow up a balloon, hand it to me and of course let go just as he did so it flew around the room. I couldn't work out what I was doing wrong and bawled my eyes out on stage in front of a massive audience.




2014 was a tough year.


This got me! Good work! :)

Author:  Cras [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 14:11 ]
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It is actually a true story, though obviously not from 2014 :)

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 14:17 ]
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Cras wrote:
It is actually a true story, though obviously not from 2014 :)

D’awwww!!

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 14:18 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
Let's do a Beex Panto.


Who's the dame?

Yoo-hoo!

Oh, come on… you don’t think you and Craster would do a good ugly sisters double act?

Author:  DBSnappa [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 16:11 ]
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Cras wrote:
It is actually a true story, though obviously not from 2014 :)
yeah, we all know it was 2018

Author:  Cras [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 16:20 ]
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Every single balloon, man!

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 20:15 ]
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Mimi wrote:
Omg, HOW EXPENSIVE are pantomimes? Why did I expect them to be moderately affordable? An afternoon showing on an early December showing, cheapest ticket is £24.50?!


I tell myself it costs £20 an hour to have someone keep a kid entertained and work from there. It Holds back the tears.

Coincidentally, £20 an hour is the arbitrary price i put on my leasure time so if I can pay someone that or less to do stuff I don't want to, I come out at least even

Author:  Cras [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 20:20 ]
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Huh, same.

Author:  Kern [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 20:20 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Omg, HOW EXPENSIVE are pantomimes? Why did I expect them to be moderately affordable? An afternoon showing on an early December showing, cheapest ticket is £24.50?!


I tell myself it costs £20 an hour to have someone keep a kid entertained and work from there. It Holds back the tears.

Coincidentally, £20 an hour is the arbitrary price i put on my leasure time so if I can pay someone that or less to do stuff I don't want to, I come out at least even


Real shame my going rate is £25ph.

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 23:52 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Omg, HOW EXPENSIVE are pantomimes? Why did I expect them to be moderately affordable? An afternoon showing on an early December showing, cheapest ticket is £24.50?!


I tell myself it costs £20 an hour to have someone keep a kid entertained and work from there. It Holds back the tears.

Coincidentally, £20 an hour is the arbitrary price i put on my leasure time so if I can pay someone that or less to do stuff I don't want to, I come out at least even


What don’t you want to do, though? You’re still going to the pantomime. With your kids. And presumably MrsA, so that’s £25x4. And you’re not freeing up that leisure time as you’re there :DD

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Nov 09, 2019 0:29 ]
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I don't have to entertain them.

Author:  Mimi [ Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:47 ]
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Aw :(

Author:  miki [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 13:15 ]
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Steve is an only child and then we had Katie and mother in law was over the moon and one of the things she was so looking forward to was taking her to a panto
so she was a few years old (maybe 3yo?) and she put on her prettiest dress and nanny got her a wand with a light and she was sooo looking forward to it
then the curtain went up and the music started up and Katie started wailing with fear and she didnt stop.
I took her out and back in but it didnt help, though the wailing did die down to a sobbing and trembling and hiding into me
we went home at intermission ...

Author:  MaliA [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 20:32 ]
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Absolute boss of a day, weatherwise.

Author:  JBR [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 20:38 ]
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Kern wrote:
We got the family-friendly JBR at Cottage X.

I thangew. Just a tiny moment of self-doubt at Meem's mention. "Was I meant to have rehearsed? Have I rehearsed? Am I me?"

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 21:28 ]
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A lovely walk on the long Mynd

Author:  TheVision [ Mon Nov 11, 2019 16:44 ]
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There's a plasterer doing some work down the road today.

His name is Kevin Watley and on his van he has the slogan "Float like a butterfly, skim like Watley"

Brilliant.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Mon Nov 11, 2019 16:54 ]
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TheVision wrote:
His name is Kevin Watley and on his van he has the slogan "Float like a butterfly, skim like Watley"


I read this and thought - thats one of the characters from Auf Wiedersehen Pet , but of course its not - its the actor and not quite spelt the same

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Whately

Author:  GazChap [ Mon Nov 11, 2019 17:21 ]
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TheVision wrote:
There's a plasterer doing some work down the road today.

His name is Kevin Watley and on his van he has the slogan "Float like a butterfly, skim like Watley"

Brilliant.

Not as good as if his surname had been Abbey.

Author:  BikNorton [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:15 ]
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But then he'd be a K.Abbey.

Author:  DavPaz [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:41 ]
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The Windows 10 eject sound reminds me heavily of the opening notes of the Monkey Island theme as played through an amiga.

Author:  Trooper [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 14:25 ]
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The Mac startup bong is the first note of "nothing compares 2 u"

Author:  Nik [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 14:49 ]
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I think it was either Windows XP or 2000 which had a shutdown sound that always reminded me of the vocal line ("here in my car") from Cars by Gary Numan.
I had a microwave that seemed to hum Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson.
My wife's old oven beeped the intro to Pure by the Lightning Seeds.
Our old front gate creaked the first line of Alfie by Cilla Black.
Best ever was a train that stopped right outside my (then) bedroom window, and parped the "der-der-de-derrr-de-der" intro to Hey Big Spender.

Author:  Grim... [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 17:01 ]
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Author:  Mimi [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 17:22 ]
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Mark Rylance isn’t Flop any more and IT IS ALL WRONG.

Author:  Dimrill [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 17:32 ]
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All I have is the sideboards that tell me to kill people.

Author:  Warhead [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 17:34 ]
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Mimi wrote:
Mark Rylance isn’t a Flop any more and IT IS ALL WRONG.

No, he's a great success. I liked him in Wolf Hall very much indeed.

Author:  MaliA [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 19:10 ]
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Warhead wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Mark Rylance isn’t a Flop any more and IT IS ALL WRONG.

No, he's a great success. I liked him in Wolf Hall very much indeed.


Hate Bing. Take home message is you can do what you want if you bat your eyelashes and say "Sorry" after. Unlike the Fast and the Furious which is about how you can't chose your family but you CAN choose your family and do right by all, and that is way better a message.

Author:  Cras [ Tue Nov 12, 2019 20:40 ]
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Mali knows.

Author:  Warhead [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:34 ]
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Cras wrote:
Mali knows.

I've never seen Bing. I thought it was only a search engine and an old American crooner with alleged links to the Mafia until I Googled it just now.

Author:  KovacsC [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:36 ]
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On a train to that London again.

I hate public transport. Reserved a table and window I got neither. Grrrr

Author:  DavPaz [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:50 ]
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Warhead wrote:
Cras wrote:
Mali knows.

I've never seen Bing. I thought it was only a search engine and an old American crooner with alleged links to the Mafia until I Googled it just now.

You never used a microwave?

Author:  Grim... [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:14 ]
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KovacsC wrote:
On a train to that London again.

I hate public transport. Reserved a table and window I got neither. Grrrr

Giphy "hello?":
https://media1.giphy.com/media/Cmr1OMJ2FN0B2/giphy-loop.mp4

Author:  Mimi [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:59 ]
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Warhead wrote:
Cras wrote:
Mali knows.

I've never seen Bing. I thought it was only a search engine and an old American crooner with alleged links to the Mafia until I Googled it just now.

Bing is (was?) beautiful. Flop is basically my parenting guru. I have a little bracelet that Russell bought me, engraved with ‘What Would Flop Do?’. Because kids don’t always get it right, and are always learning how to navigate their emotions and feelings, and Flop is unflappable. He’s so kind, and gentle, and he’s a calm guide through any situation. So, I love him.

Author:  DavPaz [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:26 ]
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Mimi wrote:
Warhead wrote:
Cras wrote:
Mali knows.

I've never seen Bing. I thought it was only a search engine and an old American crooner with alleged links to the Mafia until I Googled it just now.

Bing is (was?) beautiful. Flop is basically my parenting guru. I have a little bracelet that Russell bought me, engraved with ‘What Would Flop Do?’. Because kids don’t always get it right, and are always learning how to navigate their emotions and feelings, and Flop is unflappable. He’s so kind, and gentle, and he’s a calm guide through any situation. So, I love him.

Flop is clearly heavily medicated.

Author:  KovacsC [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:11 ]
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Grim... wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
On a train to that London again.

I hate public transport. Reserved a table and window I got neither. Grrrr

Giphy "hello?":
https://media1.giphy.com/media/Cmr1OMJ2FN0B2/giphy-loop.mp4


Howdy, looking at the google building... should i be looking out for a Gaywood?

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