I do feel that I am doing something I am not sure how I am going to do and that is good. It is making me question and think up ideas that I would not normally think of. It is making me work harder.
We had a little time in the space before the 1.30pm sharing to the school party. This gave me time to pace about, get my music stuff together, have a bread roll, have some grapes, record Horace's voice. Horace is the rabbit I speak to during the show. Come and see the show and find out more.
I have been in family shows before and enjoyed it very much. This is the first time I have performed for them on my own with my own material and I had no idea how to pitch it. Some good advice came from Twitter. Just be yourself, people said. That was nice of people.
I saw the children outside the window coming into the theatre and I did get a wave of fear. When you see children in the flesh en masse they are so interesting and if you are about to perform for them, unnerving. Be myself. Be myself. Hi. Thanks for coming. Thanks for coming. Good to see you. That's it, sit down. Lovely.
To do a little warm up and get them laughing, basically please like me, I let them speak into the microphone and I changed their voices with a pitch lowering effect. They laughed. Phew. Phew. They like me.
Okay let's start the show...
I think it went well. People from Omnibus said it went really well. I enjoyed it a lot. More than I could have hoped. I learnt loads.
They want to see an actual rabbit
Having an assistant playing the drums is good fun
Interaction is good. More of this please
They are impressed with my magic tricks (wow)
7-11 age range is an interesting one. Will challenge me in how I make a show for them
That's it for the minute. I had a latte and a brownie as a treat to myself.
I had a pint and macaroni cheese for dinner.
See you in Reading in a couple of weeks for Weeks 2 and 3.