Miss Von Trapp (missvontrapp) wrote,
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Not Long For This World... (Dr. Theatre calls in the bill?)

I had a hot bath full of glitter (Lush Bath Bomb) last night before going to work, and it STILL did not make me feel any better...went to work dosed up on Lemsip capsules, and took a litre of Orange Juice with me, which got me through the night.

I'm feeling a little better today, but have a stupid chesty cough which will not go away, and am still stuffy as hell. I actually had to cancel my last two theatre shows...something I NEVER dream of doing unless in extreme circumstances, and, would not ordinarily do even when I have a willing double as I do at the moment. In fact, I've NEVER cancelled due to illness before...even played my cello with a temperature of 103 at a school concert...driven out there, played, driven home as soon as my solo was done lol!!

So Mal (my double) did my last two shows today, whilst I stayed at home, not long for this world, under two duvets.

I'm extremely disappointed about not performing in the last two, but...

It would have been unprofessional of me to actually go and perform in this fluey state...I couldn't risk the effect the combination of bright lights, hot costume and extreme energy consumption would have on my system...didn't want to even envisage the possibility of being dizzy on stage etc etc...there is a lot of sand and wooden bits/machinery about backstage and it would be hazardous. Plus I didn't want to pass flu onto the rest of the company...send them off with a cough after all this lol!!

"Twasn't the cough that carried her off,
Twas the coffin they carried her off in!!"


I'm going to take a short rest...ooh...for a WEEK before the New Year theatre activities kick off again...the Weird Cabaret, and other theatre groups/music projects etc etc...not to mention packing up this flat to move house in March...big job that will be. I have a LOT of stuff...

Need a cup of tea...hopefully I'll be feeling better later, as I've only just woken up right now.

*blinks blearily*

Tonight I could be with you
Or waiting in the Wings
Lift your heart with soaring song
Cut down the puppet strings
Cut down the puppet strings

I wear a coat of drums
And dance upon your eyes
Turn the tables upside down
Change the lows to highs
Change the lows to highs

I fill you up with butterflies
Crown the heads of kings
Be glad of first night nerves
For fear gives courage wings
Fear gives courage wings

If I am on the sidelines
Chances are you'll miss
Wait alone and spotlit
For Doctor Theatre's kiss

The stage becomes a ship in flames
I tie you to the mast
Throw your body overboard
The spotlight doesn't last
The spotlight doesn't last

I could be with you
Or waiting in the wings
Lift your heart with soaring song
Cut down the puppet strings
Cut down the puppet strings

I may tap you on the shoulder
And whisper "go" in red
Strip your feet of lead my friend
Strip your feet of lead

Call the curtain
Raise the roof
Spirits on tonight

Call the curtain
Raise the roof
Spirits on tonight

Call the curtain
Raise the roof
Spirits on tonight

We love our audience!


- Bauhaus : Spirit
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