To pee or not to pee?
July 15, 2014
Second rehearsal seemed to go well, there is an awful lot of talking, I expect I will get used to it, probably the best thing is to have a little snooze while all that chatter is going on, though I suspect that snoring might be frowned upon...
Whenever my canine friends are asked to tread the boards in a live performance, the vexed question of 'comfort breaks' is always raised.
My friend German Shepherd Seiko appeared at the Coliseum a few years ago, in something or other called Carmen and an 'important person' called Edward Gardner actually asked if she was going to poo on the stage! In all other respects Mr Gardner seemed a very pleasant and sensible man, but, well really!
Here is my colleague Seiko who never put a paw wrong, in operatic action.
However, I have heard that a well planned 'accident' can be a big hit with audiences, as the legendary Lulu the baby elephant proved on Blue Peter many, many years ago, and it's something that I may consider if I feel that the performance needs spicing up.
The important people have now introduced what actors of the human and canine variety both dread. These are called 'props', and they seem to be deliberately placed to cause maximum upset and confusion, one of our props originally had wheels for added comedic value, but I did think this was going to prove too complicated for My Roger and luckily Simon Director agreed with me - the wheels have gone!
I'm not very demanding when it comes to my dressing room requirements, I'm a simple country girl at heart, I have a very basic list:
1. Dog Bed
2. Simple understated collar
3. Essential snacks
And finally 4. - A modest water bowl
Caddy and I will have our own room, it's apparently very luxurious, it's called a Portakabin, sounds very grand, I imagine it's rather like a top end Winnebago.
Well, off to do my normal daily chores, no prima donna am I...
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