Sophie and I have been busy with rehearsals for The Sound of Music over the last couple of months. We’re now only a few weeks away from show week. There are a few events planned over the coming weeks to help promote the show. The first of these was at Pinner Village Show, at Pinner Memorial Park. It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day – perfect weather for spending an afternoon at the village show.
We’ve only been to Pinner Memorial Park once before – to meet up with friends for a play date a few years ago. The weather was very different that day – cold and grey. Still fun though – we had the playground to ourselves for quite a while and I remember feeding the ducks afterwards with Jessica. Memories that came flooding back as soon as we turned the corner and saw the ducks around the pond. Oh how I wish we could have been there with Jessica once more.
We headed over to the WOS Productions stand to help hand out some flyers to promote the show. Sophie was a little shy at first but was soon going up to passers-by, standing determinedly in front of them holding out a flyer until they took it from her.
We spent about an hour handing out flyers before the lure of the nearby fairground rides became too much for Sophie to resist. There were quite a few rides there for her to enjoy – starting with the little cars. It seemed to be a bit of a free-for-all with getting on the ride though. This turned out to be the case on a few of the other rides too. Having one entrance point for each ride and a queue would have been much better.
Some of the rides were better managed though. Sophie particularly enjoyed the inflatable bumper cars. I’m not sure she quite got the hang of how to steer, but she certainly looked like she was having fun!
There were a few different food vans and stalls around the show. We went for the crepes which were huge and had a good range of sweet and savory options.
Sophie had a go at trying to ring the bell on the high striker but, even with Mummy’s help, wasn’t quite strong enough to do it. She still got to choose a prize for taking part. I have to admit my heart sank when she went for the glitter slime despite my best attempts at trying to steer her towards some of the other prizes! One to play with on the tuff spot in the garden, I think!
There was a candy floss stall next to the high striker. Sophie loves candy floss. She’d never seen it being made on a stick before though and was fascinated. It’s funny how times change. When I was little, candy floss on a stick was the norm. Now it tends to be candy floss in a bag.
We had a wander around some of the other stalls around the village show. There was another am-dram group handing out flyers for their show too. I noticed that they will be doing ‘Annie’ next year. One to keep in mind if Sophie stays interested in performing.
We finished off at the petting zoo where Sophie enjoyed feeding the goats. She was quite keen to return to the WOS Productions stand afterwards to help hand out a few more flyers until it was time to pack up and go home. Hopefully some of the people who took them will come and see the show.
The Sound of Music is on from 23rd – 26th October 2019 at the Winston Churchill Theatre in Ruislip. You can book tickets online here.