The sun has been shining ....ish. The summer is here and Doggy Harry is still on the lead. Who said having a dog is easy. Poor Harry is now limping slightly. But enough to worry us. We took him to the Ralf (the big vets hospital where they did his operation) and they said there might be some muscle wastage (that spelling doesn't look right) and he has to be kept on the lead for another two months.....Oh Jesus this is just crazy. So we took him to a place where they put him in water and video him walking on a treadmill. So that threw up an interesting situation. It seems he is limping because his back leg is slightly lame. So it looks like the accident affected his back leg and no one originally noticed because his front let was broken. So now he has to go for 8 sessions for water therapy. They seem very confident that he can be 'fixed' with the therapy. I really hope so.
Now for my career.....what career you say. Still not a lot happening although I firmly believe that panto at the Kings will happen this year. We have the script. I have been measured for new wigs and costumes and everyone (the boys) are very excited about the prospect of walking on that wonderful stage again. All being with very sad feelings. I have a few ships in the book but I'm not holding my breath about them.
I took the bull by the horns and booked my play,( which I've finished during the lockdown), into the studio space in the the Festival Theatre, for a weeks run. It's called Maggie and Me. It's about the last night of the Kings panto just before it closes for refurbishment and it takes place in the dressing room with my dresser Maggie. In real life Maggie has been my dresser for 15 years and we have a very funny and interesting relationship. So it's basically what it's like ( a few bits of artistic licence have been used) behind the scenes. I talk about my life and career as well as perform some panto scenes. Not sure if that explains it very well .....I must give it more thought. Anyway that will be October 2022. I have also booked the Kings for the end of March 2022 for my big big variety show. .....Ok I know the last one was to be the last one, but that was before we had the worst 2 years in history and I believe we are in need of some great entertainment. It will be the biggest show yet. I'll really go for it. I promise you.
Right I'm off to make the dinner.