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Apropos of last week’s question about the water in Singin’ in the Rain, John writes in to tell us something which, in its own way, explains why the hosepipe ban might not pertain:
As a painter in theatre, I meet a lot of crew with many and varied stories about theatre, T.V. and rock stars. My friend Steve was a member of the crew of the touring version of Singin’ In The Rain which led directly to the West End revival; he is usually a reliable source, and tells me that one of the stars was such a massive cock that a part of the set-up in any new venue was for the amassed crew to meet in the fly tower to piss in the water tank.
The tour consisted of 64 dates of being pissed-on in the rain.
Readers, if you’re thinking of attending a watery stage show, do NOT sit near the front.
Do not get a job in the orchestra pit either; those poor guys are effectively working in a latrine.