For all those youngsters out there, Hi-de-Hi! is a comedy set in 1959/60 at Maplins holiday camp. Following my success in Acorn Antiques as Mrs Overall, the loveable old cleaner, people thought I might audition for Peggy, the over-enthusiastic chalet maid who is desperate to become one of the entertainers, the Yellowcoats. However I didn't want to be typecast as a frump in a pinny and couldn't for the life of me get her Lancashire accent right. I did rather fancy the role of Gladys, the Welsh Chief Yellowcoat,
|Nicky Kelly as Sylvia Garnsey|
I don't have many lines so not too much to worry about. Instead I'm looking forward to being with my pals once a week and enjoying the fun of the rehearsals.
So, what else have I been up to?
Mum came for a visit around the time of my birthday so we had another glorious day on the North Norfolk coast, watching the boats at Burnham Overy Staithe before having a delicious lunch outside on the decking of Briarfields in Titchwell. Highly recommended.
Rory has now broken up from school. We took him and his girlfriend to see a National Theatre Live (encore) performance of Macbeth, starring Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, screened at our local theatre/cinema from a recording at the Manchester International Festival. We kept meaning to book to see one of these live screenings (should have booked to see Frankenstein and The Audience) and eventually got round to it. It didn't disappoint. If you get the chance to see this at your own local cinema, do go and see it. Breathtaking.
Now packing for our holidays. Off to Austria soon and will therefore be having a blogging break. I'll be taking an old-fashioned notebook and pen, scribbling down our adventures and will write them up when we get back.
I hope you all behave yourselves whilst I'm away. Will catch up with all the gossip when I return.