|Mad Hatter's Tea Party|
From Steve Wilinsky
Well I be dammed - Green Tops do listen to us.
A few months ago we were all invited to a meeting to be hosted by our friends at Green Tops. At the time I may have innocently mentioned that we were being invited to a tea party hosted by the Mad Hatter.
Well last night they treated us to a full performance of Alice in Wonderland.
We were hosted by the Mad Hatter - Eddie "I should have been in bed hours ago" Scott
Eddie's performance was wonderful. He had reinterpreting questions down to a fine art. His assistance to his friends was quite heart warming especially when he answered questions for the directors and their agents, and told people asking questions that there was no need for an answer as they were rhetorical.
We all hope that the evening helped him with his therapy.
We had a wonderful cameo by Richard "wait and see" Broome as the Dormouse.
He had very few lines but they were well delivered:
Q. Do you have insurance?
Q. Will you fix the wall even if you don't get planning permission?
He did have some trouble remembering his lines but you could hardly see Phil Bradby's or Mark Clynde's lips moving, as yet again they helped their friend.
Phil "trust me I'm a lawyer" Bradby put in a sterling performance as the Cheshire Cat
What a smile and the way he could disappear by crawling up his own arse - simple perfection.
I have nothing to do with Green Tops.
Well yes I do, but my company Mango Developments has nothing to do with Green Tops.
Well actually, if we get planning permission my company Mango Developments will be doing the development.
Mr Mark "I want to be your neighbour" Clyndes hardly appeared to be acting in his role as the Queen of Hearts
He delivers his lines with convictions.
Yeah we destroyed the land on the Heptonstall Road but so what? We learnt from our mistakes (and we'll probably learn from some more mistakes we make on the Mill Pond).
Yeah we cut down a tree with someone in it but it was a confusing day.
Of course we have insurance (see the Dormouse above).
Of course we will fix the wall even if we don't get planning permission (see the Dormouse above).
Let's hope Alice manages to rise up in the end of this tale as well
As in all classics there are a number of characters who are brought in to add that bit of comic relief. For our pleasure we had The Architect, The Engineer, and the Silent Arboriculturist playing the Hapless Gardeners
Character descriptions borrowed from Notes on Alice in Wonderland