This fabulous young woman and her chap are doing everything that we at Loony Literature sound off about. I am very proud to put this on the website.
Production shot from Decade 20
When you relinquish your little one to the mayhem of backstage that accompanies any children’s production you wonder whether you’re doing the right thing. It appears to be a mad disorganised crush of costumes, dropped make-up, stressed parents and performers and a half dressed chorus line looking bewildered.
I remember a strong desire to snatch Chelsea back to my suffocating bosom and cry ‘You’re not doing it’!
But I got over it, went out front and watched with amazement this perfect little pro overcome her own shyness to do what she loves; perform on stage. (You can read some of this in ‘A Funny Kind of Education’)
I’ve since found out how many actors are shy. Yet there followed from that day many a production, two or three a year, which we sat through and applauded with dripping cheeks, for the next twenty years –…
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