I’d normally wait til the end of the week for the next blog, but here’s a quickie about last night’s gig.
It was at Felsted College in Essex, a lovely school that has an excellent drama department, headed by one Charles Lee. Chas, as he is known, takes the kids to the Edinburgh Fringe every year, brings shows to Felsted, and takes the drama department productions on tour around the world – including an American Women’s prison.
Anywhoo, every year Chas invites me to perform at Felsted, and every year I accept. The audience is generally made up of fifty per cent students and fifty per cent adults, and are always tops fun to play to.
Last night was no exception, but as I chatted to various students I came to realise they all had really cool names. It started with a thirteen year old called Dirk Holmes (who I thought sounded suspiciously like a porn star. In fact it wouldn’t surprise me if his parents combined Dirk Diggler from Boogie Nights with John Holmes. He didn’t know who either of those people were)
Dirk’s brothers were called Brock, Garth and Tor (who I decided were an American soapie character, a country and western singer, and a Swedish explorer, respectively)
I then compiled a list of random audience members’ names, and came up with the following:
Guy Robinson Warry
Dominic Ian Tristan Oxnam
Grant Tyler Polkinghorne
Thomas Henry Fingal Edwards
Bertram Mortimore Nafial Wells (absent)
I was also approached by Edgar Jonathan Geoffrey Burchem after the show, who informed me there is a species of Zebra named after his family.
My two favourite names however were:
Hugonaut George Hilbery Chaplin
Brilliant! I don’t know what happened thirteen-odd years ago to give rise to such names, but well done their parents!
Gotta run now, off to Milton Keynes tonight. See ya.
Adam Christopher Hills