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September, 2011

  1. Musicals

    September 12, 2011 by Amy Hansford

    Off to another fancy dress party this weekend! For Dave’s 50th, he’s having a musicals themed party – ‘come as a musical or character from a musical’ was the instruction. Cue another list for me to help me choose what to go as!

    Annie – Annie in her red dress with red hair, Daddy Warbucks in his expensive suit and bald head.
    Annie Get Your Gun – Think tan leather and tassles.
    Anything Goes – Reno Sweeney in a daring fiery red number, Moonface Martin the gangster.
    Avenue Q – Wear all black and grab a puppet!
    Batman the Musical – Batman, Joker.
    Beauty and the Beast – Belle in her blue dress with white pinafore, Belle in her famous golden ballgown, Beast, Lumiere the animated candelabra.
    Billy Elliot
    Bugsy Malone – Think pinstripes sharp suit with a tommy gun or flappertastic.
    Cats – lycra unitard with shaggy fur around the collar and matching headpiece.
    Chicago – All black but not much of it!
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Caractacus Potts Snr in his safari suit and pith helmet, or Jnr with his waistcoat and neckerchief, or the evil Childcatcher!
    Dr Doolittle
    Evil Dead
    Fame – Legwarmers agogo!
    Fiddler On The Roof
    Grease – T-Birds, Pink Ladies, nice Sandy, bad Sandy, the Coach, the dance off…!
    Guys and Dolls – Loud suit for the men, Sally Army for the gals
    Gypsy – Baby June in her white frilly dress, grown up Gypsy Rose Lee in a revealing dress, Miss Mazeppa, Dressy Tessy Tura.
    Hairspray – Tracy Turnblad, Edna Turnblad, Link Larkin.
    Legally Blonde – Pink skirt suit ready for court plus a toy dog.
    Les Miserables
    Lion King
    Little Shop of Horrors – Seymour with his tank top and a little Audrey 2 plant (Sock puppet through a plant pot), Audrey in her leopard prints, Orin the dentist
    Mamma Mia
    Mary Poppins – Mary in any of her guises, same for Burt.
    Michael Jackson Experience – Seriously?
    Oliver! – Fagin, Nancy, Oliver, Artful Dodger.
    Phantom of the Opera – The Phantom.
    Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Producers – Granny with a zimmerframe!
    Return to the Forbidden Planet
    Rocky Horror Show – Frank, Janet, Brad, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, Rocky, Eddie.
    Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens – All silver and sexy.
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    Shrek – Shrek, Princess Fiona (green or otherwise), Donkey, Lord Farquaad.
    Singing In The Rain – Souwesters
    Snoopy/You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Peppermint Patti, Lucy.
    South Pacific – Hawaiian skirt and coconut bra for the men!
    Spamalot – Knight of the Round Table
    Spiderman the Musical – Spiderman, Green Goblin.
    Starlight Express
    Stomp – Tie dustbin lids to your shoes.
    Sweeney Todd – Sweeney Todd, Mrs Lovett.
    Taboo – Boy George in any of his guises, Leigh Bowery in any of his guises, Marilyn in any of his guises.
    Thoroughly Modern Millie – Red flapper dress and bob hair.
    We Will Rock You – The Bohemians, Gaga kids, Scaramouche.
    West Side Story
    Wicked – Elphaba, Galinda.
    Wizard of Oz – Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Glinda, Wicked Witch

  2. It’s another day

    September 12, 2011 by Amy Hansford

    Dear victims of 9/11,

    I’m sorry that the media has been replaying graphic images of your horrible deaths continually the past fortnight.
    I’m sorry that your familes are surrounded by horrific reminders of what happened.
    I’m sorry that, for some, it’s not enough for your families and friends to have to deal with the grief of their loss – that the media feels the need to remind them, in intricate detail, exactly how you died, via every possible outlet, worldwide.
    I’m sorry that your unnecessary deaths have been glorified to an extent where people who had absolutely no link whatsoever with you feel the need to dig up the past declaring ‘never forget’.

    One day, they might actually let you rest in peace.


    An unrelated onlooker.