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JRR Tolkien’s ‘Leaf by Niggle’ -

Our new show is reaching completion and we are excited to be sharing it with you. Here’s a quick primer on the main what, when, who and why of it.

Leaf by what?

Yes we often have to repeat the name of the show. Leaf by Niggle is the same title as the short story we are telling. At one stage we thought we might call it Tree and Leaf after one of the books in which the short story has been published or even just Leaf. But we’ve opted for the orginal title because being faithful to the story seemed more important to us than having to say something twice.

Why haven’t I heard of it before?

Some people light up when we mention that we’ve adapted this story for the stage because it’s been a favourite story of theirs for years. But if you haven’t heard of it, you’re certainly not alone. Although it’s by the 20th century’s best-selling author, it’s WAY less well known than many of Tolkien’s other works, especially his worldwide blockbusting epic Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. As well as being published in Tree and Leaf alongside a seminal essay by Tolkien “On Fairy Stories”, it also appears in The Tolkien Reader, Poems and Stories, A Tolkien Miscellany, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. However, so far it hasn’t been published as a book on its own.

What or who is Niggle?

Niggle is our protagonist. He’s a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do – don’t we all! For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas – a curious picture of a tree with a vast landscape stretching out behind it. The painting keeps getting bigger and bigger but Niggle has a journey to make. He doesn’t want to go, but he cannot get out of it …

So Niggle is a human?

Yes. And so are the other characters in the story. There aren’t any goblins or dragons or wizards but nonetheless the story has layers of magic in it.

What is it about?

On the one hand it’s about Tolkien and his desperately long to-do list. But it’s also about the creative process and our life’s purpose, collaboration, neighbourly duties, distractions, the purpose of art for individuals and society. So it’s not a matter of life and death? Well – it’s kind of that too.

Who is it for?

We think there’s relevance in it for all artists and for everybody. We expect that Tolkien fans and Tolkien avoiders alike will enjoy it. We’re saying it’s for adults and children over 10.

Is this a sequel to The Man Who Planted Trees?

Yes and no. It is the first new show we’ve done as Puppet State Theatre Company since we launched The Man Who Planted Trees back in 2006. Similarities: It’s another stage adaptation of a short story by a well-known 20th century writer, written mainly for adult readers but aimed at a broad family audience. It has trees in it. Differences: Leaf by Niggle is a one-man show whereas The Man Who Planted Trees relies on two performers. Although objects and props have special significance in Leaf by Niggle, there are no puppets – and in particular no Dog.

Has Dog retired?

No! Dog has been keenly interested in the progress of this project and remains a healthy, happy working creature. The Man Who Planted Trees is still a big part of Puppet State’s work and there are new tours in the pipeline that we’ll let you know more about here in coming weeks and months.

Who have you been working with?

We’ve been pinching ourselves at the quality of the creative team we’ve been working with on this project.

Andy Cannon, writer, performer and professional storyteller, who was Creative Director Performance of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, has been our marvellous and wise director and very directorial he looks here.

Andy Cannon

Andy Cannon

Sound skills have come from the great combination of the award-winning, spell-binding Karine Polwart with a gift for melodies that say just enough without overstating her case AND Cork-born, Glasgow-based composer, musician and songwriter Michael John McCarthy who has an impressive track record of making theatre shows sound just right.

Production manager, Gerron Stewart, when not creating and tending an orchard, is unflappably seeing to our technical needs. The production side of things is tenderly held under the wing of the wonderful Alice McGrath of Red Bridge Arts.

Janice Parker is bringing years of experience in choreography and movement to the subtle task tuning up a one-man storytelling show.

Another line of continuity between The Man Who Planted Trees and Leaf by Niggle is illustrator, puppet maker, performer and designer Ailie Cohen who is giving us design support with set and costume.

Alasdair Anderson has brought his ingenuity, intelligence and craftsmanship to some props making tasks, from the large, fiery welding end of things right down to fiddly, miniature, delicate stuff.

How long did it take to make?

Very good question! This is probably best answered in Richard Medrington’s own words:

“I first read Leaf by Niggle in 1993 and was so taken with it that I approached the Tolkien Trust to see if they would allow me to adapt it as a puppet show. In the end they didn’t feel puppets were a suitable medium for the story, but they gave permission back then for me to perform it once as a storytelling piece at the Carberry Festival. However I couldn’t get the story out of my mind and in 2013 I decided to approach them again. This time they said yes! The story seems to offer different things each time I come to it, changing like the weather. Unlike most of Tolkien’s stories, there are no wizards or elves, but it’s a little bit magical all the same.”

Richard Medrington storyteller

Richard Medrington storyteller

Where and when can we see it?

The first ever tour of this production begins with a premiere at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 14-16 April and runs at venues across Scotland and Cumbria until 30th July. There will also be a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2011 which is part of the Made in Scotland showcase.

Thu 14 – Sat 16 Apr, Edinburgh Festival Theatre Studio.

Sat 23 Apr at Macrobert Arts Playhouse, Stirling.

Fri 29 & Sat 30 Apr at Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

Sun 8 May Howden Park, Livingston.

Fri 13 May The Kirkgate, Cockermouth.

Sat 14 May Brewery Arts, Kendall.

Wed 18 May Mull Theatre, Tobermory

Fri 20 May Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Wed 25 May Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Thu 26 May CatStrand, New Galloway

Fri 3 Jun Eden Court, Inverness

Sat 4 Jun Woodend Barn, Banchory

Fri 10 Jun Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Sat 30 Jul Universal Hall, Findhorn

Full tour date listings and links to venue booking pages are on our Touring page.

Detail of set of Leaf by Niggle

Detail of set of Leaf by Niggle

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Alasdair tests the bike stand

Photo credits Brian Hartley

 
 
5 Post-Cards from Down Under All in a Wonderful Oner -

Auckland Arts Festival

We performed in not one but two lovely venues, the Glen Eden Playhouse for our schools shows then at the Town Hall Concert Chamber for public performances at the weekend, including an extra show added on due to popular demand.

The Auckland Arts Festival was resplendent with pink posters, fluttering poetry flags and abuzz with memorable acts. We saw some great performances – notably I ♥ Alice ♥ I and Cantina – although our dates and times meant we couldn’t see the other Scottish-based theatre shows Pondlife McGurk and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.

There are reviews from Auckland and beyond here. And we received some lovely feedback from the Auckland Steiner School and Glen Eden Primary.

A captivating likeness of Dog

A captivating likeness of Dog

Glen Eden letter

A play inside of a play

Capital E Festival, Wellington

An uncanny thing happened when we arrived in Wellington and were welcomed by Derek Simpson who drove us to our accommodation. Elspeth asked if he could turn the radio on just in case we heard the interview that Richard had done via Skype for Radio New Zealand. The very instant that he did so, we heard the presenter Lynn Freeman saying: “I spoke to Richard Medrington of Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre Company.” Here is that whole segment in which Lynn and Richard discuss where puppetry is at today.

Wellington is a beautiful city and the Capital E Festival makes great use of its many downtown, walkable arts venues to provide young people with a smorgasbordic moveable feast of live performances. We treated ourselves to as many other shows as we could – in particular the delightful Duck, Death and The Tulip – and also took advantage of the England-New Zealand test match at Basin Reserve and went to see Rodriguez, the songwriting legend and star of Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man.

Wellington's Basin Reserve

Wellington’s Basin Reserve

Thanks to Derek and the whole festival team as well as Rick’s renowned clown friend Fraser Hooper for his ticky-tour to Scorching Bay and Wellington’s resident whale expert and magician Anton Van Helden for his dumbfoundingly dazzling card tricks.

 

Castlemaine State Festival

How appropriate that John, our welcoming driver to bring us to the historic gold-mining town of Castlemaine for our French-smelling theatre show, has also been a guide on Aroma Tours specialising in the most aromatic sites of Provence.

And how lucky we were to be hosted by some of the town’s friendliest arts-loving folk. Rick was hosted by Lynne while two doors down Elspeth and Richard were chez Ken and Lynda Pollock who are wine growers. Their Blackjack winery has a deservedly splendid reputation for their wonderful hearty shiraz. The harvest began the week we were there and we had a fascinating peep into the hard work of the plunging process.

Rick plunging the new vintage

Rick plunging the new vintage

Our shows at the packed-out Phee Broadway Theatre went down amazingly well but perhaps our highlight of the week was giving an extra show at Ellery House the local hospice for an audience whose average age was in the late eighties. With hair as white as Old Elzeard’s and eyes as twinkly as Dog’s they were a really beautiful audience.

Elzéard at Ellery House

Elzéard at Ellery House

We had a lovely time reconnecting with puppetry friends Eliza-Jane Gilchrist and Mark Pencak who used to live in Edinburgh and now are Castlemaine locals – or ‘blow-ins’ as you’re called if you’ve only lived here a generation or so. Their compact and bijou show Transplant was so captivating, transporting, intricate and funny. Thanks to Martin, Matt, Iggy, Coll, Callum, John and everyone who helped make for a really memorable week.

Sydney Opera House

If ever there’s a time when we have pinched ourselves in disbelief at our good luck, this was it. (And the two weeks in 2010 when we were here as well, but too swept away to blog about it.) Going to work in the morning and walking towards this iconic building was a real privilege. Even the people who work there the whole time think so!

Sydney Opera House from the Botanic Gardens

Sydney Opera House from the Botanic Gardens

One bonus feature of our run was taking part in the Sydney Opera House’s first live stream of a performance to multiple remote audiences. In addition to the audiences in the Studio Theatre, 500 pupils in 16 classrooms across New South Wales were able to watch the live stream and many of them also experienced the multi-sensory elements. Our ingenious puppet maker Ailie Cohen shared simplified design ideas for schools so children could make their own tree-shaped fans, flying birds and customised ‘weather system’ plant sprays. The live streamed shows came off with barely a hitch and we even managed to extend the post-show question and answer session to the remote audience too. We felt very honoured that our show was chosen to reach digitally beyond the sail-like walls of the Opera House.

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Mike switching between feeds from the cameras

Some of our other performances had enhanced access by being audio-described for audience members with visual impairment and we enjoyed introducing the puppets to people in the pre-show touch tours.

In Sydney, we relished the opportunity, as we did back in Montreal last year, to connect with Agnes Durbet and Pauline Ramsey, the granddaughter and great granddaughter of Jean Giono.

And although we didn’t like to mention it at the time, now that the UK seems to be edging out of winter, perhaps it’s safe to admit that we had a little time off on Sydney’s Northern Beaches back in March – Australia’s late summer.

Arts Centre Melbourne

In 2010 we also performed here but it was called Melbourne Arts Centre back then and our performance space was smaller, squarer and darker than the wide, curved pink embrace that is the Fairfax Studio. Our public shows this time have been part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. One review even gave The Man Who Planted Trees “five stars for side-splitting comedy as a highlight of the MICF.” Chief among our own Comedy Festival highlights are the constellation of shining stars who form The Chipolatas.

We had a very fitting partnership with Tree Project who handed out native seeds to our audiences – ones chosen to germinate well at this time of year and suitable for planting in gardens or contributing to the organisations wider land regeneration initiatives.

Arts Centre Melbourne spire at dawn

Arts Centre Melbourne spire at dawn

For many students, our education shows have been subsidised the First Call Fund while the experience in the theatre is enhanced by these excellent teacher resources. Several schools are also benefitting from interactive video editing workshops at the Digital Learning Hub as part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s ‘Sustainable Visions Digital Project’. At these sessions, students create a short video that illustrates their response to a discussion question such as: ‘What would the world be like without trees?’ or ‘What would the world be like if animals could talk?’

After performing this show for almost seven years, it has been really encouraging to see the innovative ways that people continue to respond to the stimulus of Jean Giono’s enriching story.

Here is a particularly heart-warming piece of feedback we received during the tour via our facebook page:

Just wanted to say thank you for The Man Who Planted Trees. I was in the audience (full of school kids!) on Wednesday morning, and I am still thinking about your beautiful show.

It has inspired me to think about my life’s purpose, as I see those trees as the metaphor for the legacy we all leave behind. I want to encourage young people to engage with their imaginations, that is my forest! And one person (little by little) can make a difference.

Thank you for telling such an important story with integrity, tenderness and hilarity. It highlighted for me a simple truth in life: from little things, big things grow. X Sarah N Dippity

So, that’s 52 performances over 7 weeks to 10,500 people. We’d like to say a very big thank you to ALL the lovely, talented and inspiring people we’ve met right across New Zealand and Australia for a truly memorable trip!

Richard watering a tree with used prop fountain water

Richard watering a tree with used prop fountain water

 
 
L’homme Qui Plantait Des Arbres à Montréal -

 

This six-week tour of North American began in Montreal and what a good start to the tour that was. Pourquoi? Well, il y’a 5 bonnes raisons (that’s 5 good reasons):

1) Louise Lapointe.

Louise is Director of Casteliers, Montreal’s puppetry-promoting arts body, and was there to meet us at the airport. We first met her in September 2011 in France at the Charleville International Puppetry Festival. We’d taken on the challenge of performing The Man Who Planted Trees in French for that festival and felt that it was a big vote of confidence when Louise asked us to do a Version Française for two of the shows we were already booked for at Theatre Outremont. That was a few months ago so we were nervous about dusting down the parlez vous but the reception from Montréal audiences was heart-warming. Louise made us feel very much at home and we enjoyed meeting her husband Daniel Butcher and can (controversially) confirm that her sister Claude’s bagels are at least a match for those we’ve devoured in New York. Not only that but she introduced Elspeth to her delightful coiffeur, Stephan W who, as a native of Charleville, not only does very chic hair styling but also gives good puppetry chat!

 

2) Ronnie Burkett

Renowned for his incredibly skillful and high-energy marionette performances, Ronnie Burkett is a huge name in international puppetry so we were thrilled to get to see his latest show Penny Plain at la Place des Arts. It was compelling and impressive, funny and tragic. There is a short video here and a selection of images of the beautiful puppets at Ronnie’s producer’s website here.

 

3) Agnès Durbet

Agnès is the granddaughter of the French author Jean Giono whose wonderful fable The Man Who Planted Trees is the inspiration for our puppetry and storytelling adaptation. We first met her in New York’s New Victory Theatre in 2009 and it was a great pleasure to see her again – and her wonderfully sparky teenagers Pauline and Timmy. Agnès helped coordinate the screening at Theatre Outremont of the documentary about her grandfather, Le Mystere de Jean Giono – through which we learnt that while Giono spent most of his life in Provence, it was Scotland’s mountains and lochs that really captured his heart. Thank you, Agnès, for your hospitality. Who knows where in the world we might cross paths again …

 

Louise Lapointe, Frédéric Back, Rick Conte, Agnès Durbet, Richard Medrington
Louise Lapointe, Frédéric Back, Rick Conte, Agnès Durbet, Richard Medrington 

 

4) Frédéric Back

Oscar-winning Canadian animator Frédéric Back came to see our second French show in Montreal – a great honour for us. We were nervous about what he would make of our adaptation. His animation of The Man Who Planted Trees is a 30-minute long gem of painstakingly animated artwork that lovingly represents the characters of Jean Giono’s original story. Our show is made of hessian and cardboard and is padded out to more than an hour with unscripted banter with an irreverent dog puppet. Fortunately, because he is an advocate for animal rights, he was actually very pleased that we let the dog’s character shine.

As well as attending the film screening one night, our show the next, Frédéric Back still had it in him to come out the next day plant a tree to mark the start of Montreal’s Earth Day.

Frédéric Back meets Dog (apologies for strange aspect ratio)

5) Earth Day

Originally we were going to be performing on 21st April, Earth Day, but the scale of the event this year meant that pretty much all of our audience would be out on the streets. There’s a greater sense of urgency than ever before about demonstrating to politicians that business as usual is not in the best interests of those of us who depend on the planet for our livelihoods – and at the end of the day, that’s all of us. Also in Montréal there’s a strong feeling that a large mining project in the North of Quebec, Le Plan Nord, has got all its priorities wrong. This Montreal Gazette piece reports that there were 250,000 of us out on the streets.

This video shows Frédéric Back planting an acorn as the bells chimed to mark the start of the march.

Even if you don’t understand the French voiceover, the sight of this generous man planting a single acorn and the hundreds of thousands of people making the shape of the tree/hand are very powerful. It was a privilege to be there.

 
 
Whizzing Across The Map -

I hope you enjoy clicking above on the video whistle-stop view of where the tour took us in March. (It’s made using a snazzy slideshow feature that comes with iPhoto ’11 in case you were wondering.)

Thanks in New Bedford go to the Zeiterion Theatre and the Whaling Museum as well as Ailie Cohen’s family and friends who took good care of us there. Don Cuddy wrote a lovely piece about our show for the regional press. (Oh and Elspeth’s grubby nose is from overly keen sniffing of ambergris.)

Congratulations to Leslee Silverman at Manitoba Theatre for Young People on getting a big national award while we were there. And to MTYP’s Derek Aasland for valiantly fielding headaches relating to shipping our set from Canada to New York while we were on our break in Georgia.

The Atlanta spell was a break between performing engagements when we enjoyed the hospitality and company of Rick’s family and friends. (Elspeth made the spring-themed
painted poem plate at All Fired Up.)

In Kingston we performed courtesy of Bardavon Theater (where Mark Twain used to perform) at Ulster Performing Arts Center (where Garrison Keillor was on stage the day after us). The puppet in the slideshow who looks like Elzeard Bouffier’s girlfriend was made by Grian MacGregor of Ivy Vine Players. Many thanks to Kay Churchill for welcoming us warmly and sending us away with special stuff from Tuthilltown Distillery, New York’s first legal whiskey distillery since prohibition.

(And we didn’t visit the Yankees Stadium, by the way. But it was a landmark on our way upstate.)

Talking of baseball, however, we’re in Seattle right now and have just tonight seen the dress rehearsal at Seattle Children’s Theatre of the fabulous civil rights baseball drama Jackie And Me. Wonderful wonderful stuff!

There will be pictures and music to come from our lovely long run in Seattle. But for now, two reviews: one from Seattle’s Child (“No Mom, not funny,” my 8-year-old corrects me. “Hysterical!”) and one from The Seattle Times. My favourite pull-out quote: “And it smells good, too.”

(And the North American tour tally up until Kingston: 33 performances to over 6,000 people. That’s not including the Seattle shows. With them included – 69 shows for well over 15,000 people!)

 
 
Who Knows Where the Time Goes? -

A whole month has mysteriously slipped away into the silent realm known as “shows done”. How did that happen? We were in New York, now we’re in Nashville and in between times we’ve been in a lot of other places. For any patient person out there who hasn’t given up checking this space for updates, here is a bird’s eye view of our recent peregrinations (click on the photos to see the full gallery from each part of the tour):

We left New York in mid March and the pouring rain. Very hard to un-velcro ourselves from the Lincoln Center which had begun to feel like home. Good news is the shows went down so well they want us back. We spent a week in New Jersey, which was experiencing really bad flooding. Our shows in New Brunswick were nearly cancelled due to power cuts, but the energy company, who happened to be sponsoring the shows, managed to get things going just in time.

Techies at New Brunswick State Theate being giants

From there we drove to Woodstock, Vermont (no, not that Woodstock, another one) where we stayed in the nicest hotel you can imagine and had some great shows in the Town Hall Theater. Woodstock is a picturesque little town with covered wooden bridges and quirky shops. It was Rick’s birthday while we were there – celebrated in style with oysters and a tennis lesson. The weather was unseasonably wonderful – there was still some snow on the ground but the sun shone all the time we were there.

Covered bridge in Woodstock, Vermont

On to Burlington, Vermont where Rick met up with two cousins he hadn’t seen for many years and their lovely families. Thence to the town of Roxbury, New York in the Catskills. Sleepy village but a lovely venue with staff to match and very appreciative audiences including some real life Elzeard Bouffiers, deeply involved in reforestation projects in the area.

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Clued-up question and answer session in Roxbury, NY (note pretty leaf lighting on the white proscenium arch)

Back in the car and heading for Hudson, New York, where we stayed at the beautiful Country Squire Bed and Breakfast.  We had a great time at Stageworks, a theatre that reminded us of the Netherbow in Edinburgh, as it used to be back in the old days, to standing ovations.  This was organised by Gary Schiro of the Hudson Opera House. According to the guide books, Hudson had been an important centre for shipping and trade, but early last century it had gone into a decline and become a “mob-run den of mayhem”. It is now what is known as shabby chic, with lots of antique shops and good restaurants. One of the cool towns.

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Stageworks' 99-seat theater in Hudson, NY

It was quite cold there. But a few hours later we were in Texas and roasting. I couldn’t believe we were in the same country. And some Texans tried to convince me that we weren’t. The Lutcher Theater in Orange Texas is a phenomenon. The gift of a wealthy local family (who, ironically, made their money from the timber trade) it is an seriously well-equipped place, and attracts the big names. It is probably the biggest space we’ve played in, though they restricted the audiences to around 200. On the first evening after the show, we took part in a community tree-planting event at a local Methodist church. We fell in love with the East Texas audiences who were really appreciative, and the hospitality of the staff was second to none. Special thanks are due to Jim and Lynae. We even got a special guided tour of Orange’s beautiful Shangri-La Botanic Gardens (endowed by the same family as the theater) including a boat trip on the bayou, with Mike, the director of the garden as our guide.

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Community tree-planting event in Orange, Texas

On to San Antonio, where we met up with Michael and Teresa Holden, our wonderful agents, plus their staff Sarah and Stacy, (who have doen a really brilliant job of organising this tour) and some family members. We were in a big theater again, with a slightly over-ambulatory audience. We arrived at our hotel tired and a little crotchety after a long day on the road, and as a result of my (Richard’s) slight disgruntlement with a noisy ventilation system in our otherwise very acceptable room, we were upgraded to a palatial suite with jacuzzi, separate living room and a balcony overlooking the town square and river walk. San Antonio is like a cross between Amsterdam and Cambridge given a Mexican makeover.  On the second morning the sky was slightly overcast for about half an hour. Ah well, into every life a little rain must fall.

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San Antonio's Riverwalk

The tour had been fairly relentless up till now. Time for a break. Michael and Teresa took us out to their ranch in the Texas Hill Country near Austin. We now have a new definition of peace and quiet. They showed us around, cooked us a lovely meal, and then the five of us sat in the hot tub beneath the stars and talked of this and that. The next day, after a real Texan barbecue in Llano, The Holden’s took Rick into Austin for the weekend, and Elspeth and Richard headed back to the ranch for three more days of utter tranquility. We all met up again in Austin a few days later, well rested (apart from Rick) and the team set off for Madison Wisconsin for shows at the Overture Center for the Arts.

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The Holden and Arts crew: Sarah Saltwick, Stacy Meshbane, Michael and Theresa Holden

Madison is a beautiful city, and the Overture Center for the Arts is a splendid place. I think for the first time ever we had a standing ovation from an entire audience. In fact all the audiences were extremely appreciative. It seems like a real theatre-going town. We also got to attend a great Bluegrass concert. There was one hazy day that may have had something to do with a trip to a Karaoke bar. I really don’t remember very much. It was cold again.

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Richard and Rick with Tim Sauers, The Overture Center's wonderful Education guy

And then we flew to Florida and it wasn’t anymore. We stayed in the same hotel for the best part of a week and performed at three different venues. In Clearwater we were playing in the Ruth Eckerd Hall, at the same time as David Gray (remember him? Babylon etc), though not in the same space. (Obviously).  Susan Zelenka and her staff went out of their way to make our stay a joy. Rick’s parents, Dick and Bobbie, drove up from their winter quarters in Fort Myers to see us and we all had a superb time. Oh the stories…

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Rick with parents Dick and Roberta Conte and family friends Carol and Jim West

At our last show in Tampa a ten year old boy came up to Richard after the show and said “So how old was Elzeard Bouffier?” I said “Well, he was 89 when he died.” And the boy said, “Yes but how old was he before he died?”

I’m still thinking about that one.

Elspeth and Richard went to visit Richard’s cousin Kevan out beyond Orlando and had great fun playing games with Kevan’s son Brendan. These included various riotous shoot ’em up games and a bizarrely traditional game of hide and seek.

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Richard with cousin Kevan and his son Brendan

And now we’re somewhere else.
Ah yes, Nashville.
And it’s Saturday.
No shows no drives no flights.
Time to catch up with the blog.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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