thought this might make you laugh

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    hi guys, thought this might brighten your day a bit

    Right, so i was performing with another load of ccp actors last night in our play at the barons court theatre, We were nearing the end of our performance, we have a chaise longue on stage which is used frequently, anyhoo i come running on stage to say my line at which point the 2 guys fighting on it end up on the floor as the chaise longue broke under them!!!, they are trying to fight but they keep sliding off the chaise longue because now it resembles a sprawled out cat, to make it even better, the protagonist walks on stage and sees the chaos and snorts as the lights go down.

    now picture all that in your head but 10 times worse!!!!

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    And it's precisely at those moments when you think...'I'm glad I'm not stuck in an office!'

    Hang on.....I am stuck in an office. Help! I'm an actor, get me outta here!

    x

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    In 'Run for your wife' tour one of the hardest things to accomplish was the scene where the door was supposed to collapse stage left under pressure of people pressing up against it at which point I was supposed to enter from the stage right and utter the line 'Who's for sugar? PAUSE I'll let you put your own in.'

    On only one occasion did the door refuse to collapse. There was a really long gap as they tried to MAKE it collapse until finally the panels of the door broke through leaving everyone (as they were supposed to be) sprawling out on the floor as I entered with a smashed door frame around them.

    My line became 'Who's for sugar? PAUSE. I think you may have had too much already!'

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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

    Actor

    Ahhh the perils of props and Animals.

    I was in a production of "We'll meet Again" and the first half closing was the full cast paying tribute to the services, we'd all be wearing various uniforms of the time etc etc, very nostalgic.

    We had a magician who used animals, her trained Samoid pooch had had puppies and needed to be with their mother so she'd brought them along, HUGE mistake. The cast are cooing over the puppies and not realising the Comic had cut his spot slightly, the intro started and the Comic uttered "please welcome back onstage when I dashed into the dressing rooms (no monitors, cheap place it was) telling them we were on, well we made it onstage but were that rushed one girl tripped on a tread and everyone behind her fell into a mess ontop of her, we couldn't sing we were laughing so hard, it was awful, but the audience's laughter made it worse and ontop of that our MD was visibly fuming.

    It's now I can look back and laugh, but god it was awful!

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  • Sheri Copeland

    Actor

    more please! love the mishap stories!

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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

    Actor

    Another one that was funny, was at The Morcombe Dome" we were doing panto and a Music Hall tribute back to back there.

    It's one of these venues that allows Drinking in the audience, unfortunately one woman had had way too much and was dancing trhoughout the show and singing "off-key" I may add, along. It was very off putting!

    I had to do a 7min Ivor Novello medley for my solo spot, what could I do?

    I had to play to her as she was (thankfully she never acheived it) get onto the stage and perform with me. With it being an audience of OAP's mainly, there wasn't security of any depth and how I never collapsed in tears is beyond me, but The audience were in hysterics and the cast were strainging to see what was going on while stifling their own squeels of delight, it brought the house down though, hey ho!

    It was very funny when I look back at it

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    That's funny!! I'm rehearsing at the Barons Court on Saturdays for a play on in April and I have seen the chaise longue you speak of. Thank god I didn't sit on it!!!

    Hope you have fun with the rest of the run!!

    xx Shannon

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    chaise longues is now fixed (for how long i don't know). Other memorable bits from last night...

    1. One actor lent for what she thought was a pillar but was empty space

    2. another actor ran on stage and tripped over somebodies foot

    3. (Saturday night), i am meant to throw water in an actors face, missed him, went over the shoulder and got my friend soaked in the front row

    4. I'll keep you all updated of the mishaps at 'The Crimson Conquest'

    phillyx

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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

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    heh, looking forward to them Philly :-)

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    i'd like to confirm that WE ARE THE MOST ACCIDENT PRONE THEATRE COMPANY EVER!. Before we even arrived in edinburgh last year i had been in hospital on and off for about 6 months, the cast member driving the set up there got a speeding ticket then crashed his car at 50 mph into another car that had crashed, then halfway through our run i spent the day in A and E. Accident prone or what!!!

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  • Victoria Denard

    Actor

    I have over the last fews years ended up with a black eye, broken foot and battered knees from a variety of productions.

    Fortunately i was told that the black eye and the limp worked well for the characters!!

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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

    Actor

    I've had a few bumps and bruises along the way, worked with a broken ankle once(the polka was disasterous) but that was caused outside work.

    And yeah, you seem to be very accident prone, as with the compnay lol!

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    How's about the touring panto we were doing last year?

    We were in Brighton, had a fantastic show and then had Pizza Hut pizzas for supper. The next day was Swansea but all but myself went down with vomiting and...you guessed it!!

    I was driving the minibus with all of the rest of them using Marks and Spencer's bags on a very regular basis. By the time we'd crossed the Severn Bridge, all of them still saying 'The show must go on!' I think we knew that it was just not going to happen. So we drove back to Manchester and dropped them all off at home before I went to collect my car from the 'secure car park' to find someone had scratched a dart down the side of my car and also let down two tyres and stuck the dart in another!

    Sorry Swansea! Pizza Hut is not my favourite place in Brighton any more.

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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

    Actor

    I am not surprised AL lol!

    Gosh that minibus must've reeked

    Ewwww

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    No accidents last night, but hell we got 2 shows today which should be interesting!!!!!!!

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  • Alan Brent

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    Think of them as 'Variations on the Theme'! When you get a bit older and are recounting these stories they will keep your pals 'rapt' with attention!!

    With the 'Bouncers' tour coming up with Rob Madeley, Richard DeLisle and myself in the cast I'm sure there will be a host more stories to relate!!

    We might even start a 'Tour Blog' on this site so you can all have a good laugh!!

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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

    Actor

    Hah! Now that would be fun.

    Do it Al!

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  • Tammy Heath nee Wakefield

    Actor

    I was at school at the tender age of 13-14 and in our drama class, we had to improvise a hero and heroin scene. so it came to showing our piece to the whole class, really serious meolodrama. I looked great in my long pink gown, struggling on the railway tracks that I'd been tied down to as the train was approaching.....The whole audience starts to chuckle as I struggle to set myself free which then turns into hysterical laughter ... to my horror and the embarassment then i spot my drama teacher whose face turned red i look down to see my small left developing breast out on show for all my class mates to see................... ITS SCARRED ME FOR LIFE.....no only joking it was quite funny xxTammy

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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

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    Eeek Tammy!

    The nightmares of those being naked onstage was almost true in your case.

    It's nice to be able to look back and laugh at those things though!

    Glad you find it funny now :-)

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    The old stage instruction is 'Unexpected laugh, check your flies!'. Your own Richard and Judy moment!!??

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