Wouldnt it be a fun role?

A sense of fairness means I’d have to proclaim this story, even if it wasnt so good, because I suggested the concept for this. Well, the flapper bit at least, the genius author did the rest!


This guy has already done a couple of pieces on the EMCSA which are pure scripts, and yes, he knows there are several parts I’d love in those. In fact, in Occulus, he was the one that suggested I read the part of the Inspector’s wife for myself, and yes, its a part I’d love to play, given the chance. There is the slight snag that she is supposed to be in her 40’s, and I’m 60, but apart from that, I’d sure give it a try!

But yes, fine, in Flapper, I’d die to play dear sweet Edna, and would think I’ve gone to heaven if I did. Of course the snag is, the age difference is even greater, and fine, I’d need the opposite treatment to her, to be hypnotised to speak with a Southern accent instead of my own! OK, y’all? And yes, I think the use of Johnson as her surname was pretty deliberate too. Not mine, but a name close to my heart, so…

But go on, read it, and have a little bit of fun. Just imagine a twenty something me, complete with entranced ‘natural Southern accent’ reading that part, and indeed performing that role. Yes, wouldnt that be good? And of course, in a hypnotised state, Edna is living without a care.

Well, if those two lines, plus the blog title havent given a clue to the song, I dont know what I have to do! One thing to fool you, no Nik Kershaw to be seen. I know little, or nothing about modern group, but I gave this Placebo live cover version a try, and I’m impressed, so…


The Eye has it!

Back in the old days, when acting, I have ‘fond’ memories of seeing a script for the first time, and wondering what you were letting yourself in for. I mean, most of them were based on well known plays, or books, so you had a good idea of what you were going to get. Equally, there would be a few occasions when you were given something new, or a writer wanted you to be involved in a read through of his piece, and though most were ‘normal’, its fair to say there were a couple of weird ones that I saw in my time.

Sadly, because I was only ever involved in small productions, no major film companies, or studios came rushing for my services. Nor did I ever get to appear on a major stage, though I might only be saying that for about 4 months more! Blackpool Winter Gardens might not be Broadway, but its far bigger than anything I’ve done previously in 60 years. No, it will be for 1 night only, I’m sure, but will be amazing if I do get to do it. Anyone that wants more details on performance weekend, feel free to ask, as my lodgings are now booked, I’m happy to let you know more.

I wouldnt say this is the first time I’ve seen a story that is pretty much just a script. Indeed, this author has done one previously, with ‘Sword & Rose’ but that script really didnt have a part suitable for me. But then he showed me this one, and suggested I could be ‘considered’ for the role of the Inspector’s wife, so… Fine, this is never going to reach stage, or screen, but I’d love the role if it did!


I know, she’s only in her 40’s, but other than that…

To say it achieves its aim, to come across as a Hammer Horror movie, it works, totally! And in truth, the other story mentioned would work equally brilliantly in its niche, that of the 70’s spy programs on TV. So yes, go read it, and inspire someone to bring this story to life, but just remember who’s playing the inspector’s wife!

The title of the blog? Well, if you read the story/script, you’ll find out why, just saying…

I did use this video before, but given it was almost 5 years ago, who cares? Slight difference in number of eyes, just saying…