Birmingham Stage Company

Storm Clouds

22 July 2006

This tour of HORRIBLE HISTORIES certainly hasn't stopped being interesting! Today it was nature's turn to kick-start the fun. Half an hour after the arrival of storm clouds over Oxford, cascades of water started pouring into the back of the theatre. When I arrived at the half, it had already flooded the dressing room corridors and was creeping onto the stage. Quick action by the theatre staff using a hoover - and the abatement of the storm - meant that after a wait of 45 minutes, the audience were able to enjoy their matinee performance. And there was ample opportunity to ad-lib about the strange afternoon!

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