‘Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog…’

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‘Wool of bat and tongue of dog…’

Tonight’s the night! Well, the first of two, given the ‘Day of the Dead’ celebrations for the local Mexican community.

This morning’s training dissolved into chaos for the young ones – experiments with fake blood, painting out some of their teeth, creepy white make up with will glow in u/v light… Chet has set up an amazing lighting routine for our little shows this weekend, and the sound track which has some of the familiar tunes which keep us ‘on track’ has been augmented with wails, screams and screeching owls…

‘Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting…’

Don’t think we could ever mount our shows without Chet’s professionalism. He’s been working with the girls for over 20 years – since before Dave and I even came to the States. Not to mention his excellent and accident free touring-bus driving.

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‘Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing…’

The three young ones (Jaymee, Leo and Chris), are all missing a huge High School Hallowe’en celebration tonight. I asked them what they would rather do – and the answer was unanimous… PERFORM! I guess it runs in the families…

‘For a charm of pow’rful trouble

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble…’

But, wait, you three witches! Jump ahead to Hecate’s response:

‘O well done! I commend your pains

And every one shall share i’ the gains…’

Isn’t that a lesson from the Bard that we can all admit to? ‘No pain, no gain!’?

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Black and white seems appropriate tonight… continuing our theme of training and performance, then…

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Another cabaret acrobat:

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In our show tonight we shall leave the contortion to Felipe! This next is more ‘me’:

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A favourite:

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And finally…

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Dave and I, the girls and the kids wish you all a Happy Hallowe’en!

About tony

Born Northampton UK
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