Check out a pic of Inez (Billy) in the International Business Times . Wooo! This means that lugging that coffin around the streets was worth it in the end!
The funniest thing happened. Nine of my relatives came to the last performance. They all have the same surname, (also Gwanny’s maiden name): Stiven. There is a line in the show when Jem is chucked into the Deadhouse with all the dead bodies and shouts, ‘YOU CAN’T LEAVE US IN ‘ERE WITH ALL THE STIFF’UNS!’ My cousins all heard ‘YOU CAN’T LEAVE US IN ‘ERE WITH ALL THE STIVENS!’ and thought we must have planned some jape on them. There are several other not-very-polite mentions of the ‘stiff’uns’ and each time there were big guffaws from the clan. We really had no clue why people were laughing at such inappropriate places and just thought that weekend audiences must be a bit more bonkers than Monday-Friday ones, until my cousin Davy-lad told us they were a bit offended about all the Stiven jokes and how they were going to do a musical next year taking the piss out of the Tingeys!
We thanked our lovely team at SPACE venues with two crates of beer, as they were absolutely brilliant and very patient with us, considering the size of our cast and props list.
Here are some pics from the last couple of days. Megan, as well as being on keyboards, had several parts one of which was a very scary sewer rat:
This is the musicians jamming on the street:
Here’s our picnic up Arthur’s Seat. God knows where all the food is. I think we had eaten it by then.
Here are the final bows after Saturday’s sell-out performance:
And here is our goodbye final picture of the cast in their Edinburgh Jammy Dodgers Hoodies apart from Jem who doesn’t want it all to end and is still in his rags. You couldn’t have wished for a more lovely cast. They were all amazing and we are feeling the LOVE:
And here is Tabs crashed out in the van on the way home:
Ah Bleeeeeeesssss. We are all absolutely knackered but very happy. Splendiferous lols were had by all.