Playing Alfred Doolittle!
I’m afraid once again I’m in something of a dash tonight as I need to get back to my rehearsals of “My Fair Lady”. On Saturday I was in the recording studio re-mastering some of my tracks for the show. This included a few little extra additions such as running horses for the Ascot Gavotte, a glockenspiel in the appropriate places and cut and shutting the tracks so when I preform they play immediately when they are commanded to do so.
I also managed to finish off my dustman’s hat for Alfred Doolittle which just goes to show what you
Me as Professor Higgins!
can do with an old cut down bowler hat and a bit of leatherette! I was even able to pick up an old watch strap buckle to finish off the strap. As for Freddie Eynsford – Hill I’ve ordered a grey top hat on line which I hope will be with me any day now.
On Sunday I spent all day rehearsing in my scruffs and although I’m confident with the songs I still have a few little niggles to put right. I’m now busy with Valentine shows and I’m starting to panic a bit with how little time I have left before I open with “My Fair Lady” on the 1st March. Interestingly I’ve been enjoying playing Eliza’s father Alfred Doolittle the most which is so different to all the other roles I’ve played in the past. Once I’d made my dust mans hat and started rehearsing with it his character came alive for me and I love singing “With A Little Bit of Luck”, which believe it or not was banned by the BBC back in the day for being immoral!
Wouldn’t it be Loverly!
I’m going to leave my blog here tonight as I must get back to work. I’d like to wish you all a very happy Valentines day and I hope you all receive lots of lovely cards on the 14th. In the mean time this is my 1000 blog since I first started writing back in March 2011. It’s true I’m one of those rear eccentrics who actually kept their blog up. Goodness me the things I’ve done and the places I’ve played since then.
Thank-you every-one for your support, keep following and Toodle Pip! 😉