Saturday 5 December 2009

A Panto Plug from Pugh


Available for hire.

Any pantos out there that need a ‘Blind Pugh’ character?

If so, are you are struggling in your search?

Due to a mishap when a bare foot met with a malicious plug in the early hours of Friday morning, I may have just the man for you. Props are no problem. He has his own stick with metal tip that will create an authentic rhythmic ‘tap, tap, tap’ on the boards, interspersed with the shuffling sound of a foot and occasional roars of expletives (which can be toned down if necessary). He has a beard that can be neatly plaited with beads, bones or even ribbons if desired and a head of hair just begging to be tied back with a bow and topped with a nice tatty tricorn. No parrot unfortunately, but he can supply his own rubber chicken (albeit one dressed as Elvis, but it is panto season so that should not be too much of a problem). This would-be pirate even sports a spot on his chest which could easily be dabbed with kohl for the black spot effect. He is, of course, prepared to drink copious amounts of rum and bellow "yo ho ho me 'earties" if required.

If it is a panto dame you are seeking, please do not reply – believe me, this particular gentleman would NOT look good in a dress!

Interested? Please apply to Corinna via the usual channels. Hourly rates to be agreed.


C-E B said...


That was hilarious.


Anonymous said...

Can you chuck Richard in as a cabin boy at mates rates prices? Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Ego Ronanus said...

I have always imagined blind Pugh as gaunt, emaciated, almost fleshless. Would your thespian conform to this description?

Corinna said...

You have hit the nail right on the head there Ego Ronanus - erm you were talking about the rubber chicken weren't you?

Corinna said...

Ooo-er Geordie-dave - 'the boy stood on the burning deck' kind of thing?