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Monday, March 20

  1. page 1986 The Wizard of Oz edited ... Nicola Balfour as Toto - the cutest animal ever in any of the pantos. Despite lots of competit…
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    Nicola Balfour as Toto - the cutest animal ever in any of the pantos. Despite lots of competition.
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    and Emma TyrellTyrrell as Auntie
    On the right is Bridget Payne. A great stalwart of the pantos. Payne's, Witchers, Haywards, Leatherdale's we had some terrific actors in those pantos.
    The Toto Offenbach mix up - now it can be told
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  2. page 1982 Cinderella edited ... Memories of a "baddie" These pictures are funny. Its only looking back that you rea…
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    Memories of a "baddie"
    These pictures are funny. Its only looking back that you realise how we all just accepted that the panto was part of what we did in the year, I mean, where else would you get boys of 15, 16, 17 agreeing to be ugly sisters! I was the wicked step mother. I was glad to be a baddy and a bit sorry for Emma Tyrrell who was a perfect Cinderella, but poor thing, having to be sweet all the time!
    My favoritefavourite scene was
    Sally Hayward
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    for Emma TyrellTyrrell who was
    My favorite scene was when we were preparing for the ball. Some workmen came to look at the kitchen door from a company called "Better Knockers" (Nibby and Stuart Watts), unfortunately I had misunderstood their profession and thought that they were plastic surgeons, so asked them to do some work on my daughters. The Ugly Sisters lay on a table on the stage, a white sheet was lowered in front of them, and a strong light switched on behind them. The audience then only saw in silhouette what was happening, the men from Better Knockers then appeared to cut them open with garden shears and pull out things like strings of sausages, vast chains etc... It looked brilliant. Ann Gardner mentioned the other day that she had complained to Nick at the time saying that "Better Knockers" was too rude - it all seems pretty tame now!
    Sally Hayward
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    Love Conquers All in Flash Gordon
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    the poster done , we think,done, by Kate
    Below is a page from the original script. Note that it is cyclostyled (printed onto sort of skin masks that let the printing ink through where they had been typed on - then hand rolled page by page, it was all a messy process). This script was printed onto a computer fanfold print-out with a dump of Response Codes (whatever the hell they were) on the back.
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Monday, July 4

  1. page 1980 Jack and the Beanstalk edited ... Looking at this all-cast photo you can see what a happy time we were all having. But it's sad …
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    Looking at this all-cast photo you can see what a happy time we were all having. But it's sad seeing Gavin Smeed there, he was helping Steve and Alan backstage, I don't think that my sister will mind now if I mention that she had a crush on him!
    Sally Hayward (left of the front row with a stripey skirt)
    Bruce Dugmore - The Giant
    I was asked by my friend Nick Mellersh to play the part of the giant in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the Minstead Village Hall in 1980. The performance went on for a very long time as Nick seemed to have written parts for all the village children. After the show two elderly ladies we had taken with us insisted on being driven home immediately as it was well past their bedtime. I had no time to change and so, still dressed in my hugely padded Jack The Giant Killer's costume, with grotesque makeup, drove them across the New Forest in an old Volkswagen borrowed from my mother-in-law. It was a very misty night and in my rush to turn the unfamiliar car around after dropping off my passengers, I backed into the ditch - front wheels up in the air! In desperation I phoned a local farmer whose mother said that her son was returning imminently from a Young Farmer's Meeting and would be passing our gate, if flagged down he would pull me out of the ditch. I could see only headlights in the mist and so flagged down the first vehicle that came along; when the lady driver stopped and opened her window she let out a scream on seeing me and put her foot down on the accelerator; the second driver only slowed down enough to see me and she too sped off. Fortunately the next lights were our friendly farmer's Land Rover and I was soon out and on my way. I do wonder what stories the lady drivers told their friends of an encounter with a giant in the New Forest.

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Friday, March 27

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    x--Watch this Panto video on YouTube, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij0MaU-7HxQ
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