Fri 29 Nov – Jack and the Beanstalk, New Brighton

Steamed on through blocking the script all the way through to the end, and in the afternoon I was quite pleased that I managed to do the harmony in my duet with the Princess. I’ve got the most live singing to do since I was in my last school play in 1996!

Finished the day off making up a sword fight with Mark Moraghan (who plays the giant’s assistant, Fleshcreep). As someone who has picked up the odd injury filming, and witnessed some much worse ones, I’m pretty keen not to end up with an eye out, although as fight scenes go it’s pretty comedy. We play it out to ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble’ by PJ and Duncan (AKA Ant and Dec), and towards the end of the fight I end up replacing the villain’s sword with a balloon one. So my eye should be safe by that point at least.

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