Last night’s show featured a number of audience members, but started with a man called Jason who took a photo of me as soon as I walked on stage. He said it was for his wife who couldn’t make it to the show as she is disabled. Turns out Jason cares for her full-time, and was having a week away at a Carer’s Hotel, while his wife went into respite in Southampton.
I then decided we should take a succession of photos of Jason as he enjoyed the show, and send it to her, starting with this one:
I also found an Aussie in the crowd called Ben, who was wearing a pair of socks designed to remind him of England’s historic Rugby World Cup win a few years ago:
To the right of both Ben and Jason was a young man called Fraser, who kindly went to the bar to buy a Magner’s for Jason. When I told him to keep the change, his mother Beena sternly made him return the money to me.
A few rows behind Fraser was a well-tanned man who I assumed to be an Aussie. He was indeed – Paul from Maryborough. I called Paul to the stage, where he displayed a handshake with a vice-like grip. I then set up an arm-wrestling match between Paul and young Fraser, that ended in a draw and looked like this:
While the lads were handy, I posed Jason for photo number two:
which eventually lead to this one with Ben:
and finally this:
We ended the show by calling Jason’s wife, Louise who closed proceedings with the final sentence of the night – “Thank you and goodnight”
It was yet another lovely show, made lovely by brilliant people in the audience.
Two more to go.
Thanks a mill to all involved tonight, but especially Jason for not only being a great sport, but for emailing me his photos afterwards as well.