Monday, 4 September 2017

Cinderella - the original pantomime!

Sorting through some old papers I found a brown envelope headed up "On His Majesty's Service" and, in my mother's handwriting, the word "Cinderella".

Memories stirred, must be over 60 years ago at 37 Watcombe Road, Southbourne a play written by me and my brothers to perform for parents and (maybe, I can't remember) close neighbours.

The play was typed on a manual typewriter with handwritten edits on paper which had obviously come home with my father from his work as the back has technical stuff printed, probably on a Gestetner duplicator and a date of 1946!

Our parents obviously treasured our work enough to keep it and reading the pantomime after all these years, it wasn't too bad!

I wonder if my brothers remember and would like a copy .....


  1. Perhaps we should re-enact it next time we all get together, except I can't remember which parts we each played!


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