Bad dreams and costume failures.

Sorry I’ve not updated the blog recently. The thing is, I’ve been busy with real things. Never mind, such trivialities as life means that my preferred status as a ‘flight of fancy’ seeker are disrupted at times.

However, panto rehearsals have been long and frankly ill tempered at times, work has been predictably busy too.

The nearer I get to a show, the more anxious I become. This week I’ve had dreams where I’m swearing profusely at a gorilla on stage, despite the audience being made of up children.

Then had dreams where my costume had a hunchback sewn into it.

All perfectly normal prior to the show opening of course.

I remember one dream prior to a show, where the director asked me to include a speech about Richard Nixon half way through. Others have featured mega-stars in the audience who boo loudly!

I’m not overly concerned though. I know that by February this panto will be spot on.

NB Panto runs 6th of Jan till 21st Jan.


My subconscious wife and I

I was reading about how Kate Winslet saved Richard Branson’s 90 year old gran from a fire on his private island. The thing is, Kate Winslet is the woman who has featured in my own nightmares. Kate is not the woman of my dreams, but instead she in my dreamstate is instead a demanding, baby popping, attention seeking, whiney wife.

I can’t say I’ve seen many of her films other than Titanic and some rubbish thing years ago called Holy Smoke.

I can’t say that I am interested in her life.

Yet this woman haunts my subconscious. In my reverie she is married to me and I hate it. She is morbidly jealous, weeps at every possible opportunity, is constantly pregnant and has 6 children about her all the time.

The dreams cause me to awaken in a panic stricken state, for this to me is the very idea of hell on earth. I am prepared to admit that of course it’s not the real Kate Winslet, it is simply my minds construction of her, so therefore I am Kate Winslet. I probably need to find the root cause of this anxiety and maybe one day I will be able to watch one of her movies without hiding behind the sofa.