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#2311 craftymiss

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:33 AM

View Posttheatremonkey.com, on 15 April 2014 - 04:45 PM, said:

[i][b] sheesh....

Is that a sheesh kebab we can create in the aisles?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:10 AM

LOL Steve10068.

A sheesh kebab? Well, if we go for a hog roast, then if we use a long enough spit, it should be possible to do...

... the only question is, how do we politely ask the orchestra not to use the pit during act 1 so that we can get a decent fire going in there and start cooking?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:29 AM

View Posttheatremonkey.com, on 16 April 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

LOL Steve10068.

A sheesh kebab? Well, if we go for a hog roast, then if we use a long enough spit, it should be possible to do...

... the only question is, how do we politely ask the orchestra not to use the pit during act 1 so that we can get a decent fire going in there and start cooking?

May I suggest two alternatives:-
#1 Quietly lean over the orchestra rail and inform the band that management are about to switch to recorded music for this show.

#2 Invite them to join in - musicians are invariably starving and travel vast distances for free food. Only trouble is there may not be much of the hog left for you.
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

#1: would save building a fire too - we could cook using the (justified) instant ballistic explosion.

#2: Hadn't thought of that. Factor in the stage crew as well, now you mention it... So the prosc. opening of Her Majesty's is 10.5m, the average hog roaster is what, 1.5m? I'm thinking 3 set up in a line should be ample?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

Off topic, but I'm reminded of that shop in Edinburgh where each morning they start roasting a whole pig in the window and sell hot pork sandwiches all day until the pig runs out. (I mean, until they run out of pig)
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:33 PM

Wires arnt a trip hazzard if u shout 'F**K OFF' to anyone that comes near

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:35 PM

View Posttheatremonkey.com, on 16 April 2014 - 01:32 PM, said:

#1: would save building a fire too - we could cook using the (justified) instant ballistic explosion.

#2: Hadn't thought of that. Factor in the stage crew as well, now you mention it... So the prosc. opening of Her Majesty's is 10.5m, the average hog roaster is what, 1.5m? I'm thinking 3 set up in a line should be ample?
Actually if you did a roast on the stage of Her Majesty's you wouldn't need to build a fire, just use the jets of flame that come up from the stage at the end of the Graveyard scene!

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:35 PM

Doesn't "spitroasting in the stalls" warrant a whole subset of bad behaviour at the theatre??!

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:11 PM

French woman behind me at We Will Rock You tonight spent the whole show translating it to her son despite many glares from me.  Then started singing during the curtain call so loudly I could barely hear the actor who was singing on stage.

And there was someone about 3 rows in front of me who couldn't sit still...

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:29 AM

Good point Dawnster. I'd forgotten they had gas jets fitted. We can't spoil the second half for folk, I don't think, but of course it'd save loads of time (and carrying firewood) if we borrowed them during the first half...

And are you talking about that infamous "muck up matinee" of "Spring Awakening," perchance, Richard 2711?




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