Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Signalling Man

In the audience during the curtain call for Buddy, the West End production of 1989, I noticed that one of the cast members appeared to be waving at me.

Initially, I couldn't bring myself to wave back, but when he started cajoling me by pointing, and then, I felt, almost frowning disapprovingly at my reluctance, I lifted my hand hesitantly whilst keeping my elbow hard by my ribs, and did a sort of coy "toodle-oo" with my fingers.

The cast member continued to point and wave. I looked around and saw Colin Welland sitting behind me, just as he was starting to notice the signalling man.