Friday, September 30, 2011

38: Backstage at The Full Monty

This last week I've been performing in the Alexandra Musical Society's production of The Full Monty. here are a few pictures of my fellow cast members.
Genna Bruce and Bridget McArthur
Sally Davies
Bronwyn Barnes
Kate Mulvihill
Kelly Keenan and Suzanne Russell get their hair done
Kieron Ingram looks terrified in make-up
The Molly wig
Tim Cadogan gets double treatment
The cast listen to the pre-show briefing
Bridget's praying mantis impression
A rare quiet moment in the women's dressing room

Saturday, September 24, 2011

37: Blossom

It's springtime in Central, and that means blossom on the fruit trees, particularly in Alexandra where they hold a blossom festival. All these bashful trees are blushing for the cameras.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

36: Meet the gang 'cause the boys are here

Of course I went over to Arrowtown Primary School when some of the England rugby team came to visit...  and as a team, I give them a glowing report card.

Most likely to succeed: Chris Ashton

Most likely to get his head kicked in: James Haskell
Teacher's pet: Alex Corbisiero
Mr Popularity: Mark Cueto
Class clown: Dylan Hartley
Actually, they were all utterly charming. Read the full post on Kate's blog.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

35: Friends in Springtime

Bad Fairy
While I've been commuting back and forth to Alexandra for rehearsals I've been lucky enough to stay with friends on Springvale Road in their charmingly rustic and incredibly cosy converted woolshed.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

34: Queenstown Beer Festival

The Queenstown Beer Festival is certainly better than it used to be. There were a few breweries with their beers on offer, including the Arrow Brewery and Moa. The oompah band was ok and didn't force you to join in as much as it used to; the covers' band were excellent with music ranging from The Kinks and The Jam to The Strokes and Oasis, via The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The drummer was 'very relaxed' and I was very impressed.

The atmosphere was light and warm (rather than the dark chilly marquee we have been crammed into before) and, by the end of the evening, it started to feel like a real festival, although more craft beers and knowledgable local brewers would not go amiss.

Him Outdoors seems to like his beer (yes, that's a 'like' face)
And it's thumbs up from the Dairy Queen

I think this is one of the Moa boys

And this is another