Posted on March 9, 2008 - by MG
Argghhh, but I just can’t help myself, our daughter was just so darn GREAT in her Stagecoach performance of “We Will Rock You”!
Now’s the time to confess that in my time I have taken my daughter along to an audition for ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ (and listened from behind the door with tears in my eyes to my little 10-year old belting ut the Shoop-shoop song…), driven her back and forth from theatres to be in the chorus for the Bill Kenwright productions of ‘Joseph’, dabbed a hanky to my eyes watching her in the Ellen Kent production of ‘Turandot’.
I even started writing in hope that maybe I could make enough extra cash to send her to an independent stage school…but now she doesn’t want to go.
So it was with immense pride that we watched her finally blowing an audience away with the talent we’d seen at home but never seemed to quite find the right role. As Scaramouche she sang “Somebody to Love”, “I Want To Break Free”, “Under Pressure” and “Who Wants to Live Forever” (the last two as duets). And she totally ROCKED. A crowd of twenty friends from school showed up to support her, and practically carried her out of the theatre…!
We weren’t allowed to go to the Fan Club After Party, of course. We are Old and Sad and must make a Graceful Exit after the appropriately cordial congratulations.
Here’s a photo of our daughter as ‘Scaramouche’ with her co-star – ‘Galileo Figaro’. No video sadly, no photos or recording was allowed.
Plus – another way in which the 15-year old daughter has already surpassed her old mum; her blog has attracted several readers who have no connection to her except the blog (as serafina67 crows in ‘Big Woo’, Susie Day’s LOLarious forthcoming novel about a teen blogger – “I have INTERNET friends!”)
I’m not allowed to disclose the blog address though. It’s anonymous…and a bit scandalous. She’s no Peaches Geldof, still goes to church but…it’s a close thing.