Today I’m welcoming the lovely Natalie Love to my blog. You will know of her, of course. Natalie runs the fabulous Raven Street Theatre in Soho.
I love this place and have seen some really cool plays there. My favourite has been the comedy musicals. And I’m thrilled, in fact I’m that excited I could pee my pants. Of course I didn’t. That may have put Natalie off me forever. I’m delighted because Natalie Love has expressed an interest in staging ‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ at The Raven Street Theater, how cool is that?
Natalie has just arrived. Ooh, my excitement overflows. Although I am rather worried that the title may offend her. Ooh it looks like she has brought a friend or associate. This bodes well.
Lynda: Hello Natalie, what an absolute thrill to have you here and your friend also, of course.
Natalie: Hello Lynda, its lovely to meet you (lowering voice) I’m sorry, this is very unprofessional but I had to bring my Gran, Anouska, with me… She’s a big fan of The Dog’s Bollocks and wouldn’t take no for an answer.
Anouska: Lynda. My darlink!
Lynda: Welcome Anouska.
Natalie: I promise she’ll be no trouble…
Lynda: Of course, come in, the more the merrier. What can I offer you to drink? I’ve herbal teas, coffee, fruit juice and I’ve made some scones, which we can have with jam and clotted cream. I hope you’re not watching your weight? I’m always on a diet. I have to say I wish I looked as glamorous as you two.
Anouska: Lynda, men like somethink to hold on to! I share the same diet philosophy as Miss Piggy: never eat more than you can lift. I vill take a scone piled high vith jam, and have you any sherry?
Natalie: I think tea, for me…
Lynda: *Thinks frantically* Oh dear, what did we do with that sherry from Christmas?
Lynda: Coming right up! So Natalie, what do you have in mind for The Dog’s Bollocks?
Natalie: We’d love to produce it as a musical, for our autumn season so that…
Anouska: (interrupting) Lynda darlink, vill you sign my copy of The Doggies Bollocks, before we get too drunk…
Lynda: Certainly. I have to say Anouska , I love your Jewellery. Where did you get it?
Anouska: Ah, this vas the jewellery my mother vore when she escaped the Nazis…
Lynda: Oh dear, that must have been a harrowing experience.
Natalie: She says they escaped. They actually got a lift with an SS Officer on his way to the shops to buy bratwurst.
Anouska: Say vat you like about the Nazis, but they knew how to dress…
Natalie: Look, Gran, I need to talk to Lynda about her book. Why don’t you…
Lynda: You could go and look at my garden Anouska?
Anouska: Ah yes, that vould be nice. I vill take my sherry… can I take the bottle too?
Lynda: Yes, of course… careful on those heels Anouska…
Natalie: Thank goodness she’s gone. Sorry again, Lynda.
Lynda: That’s okay. Tell us Natalie, how are things at The Raven Street Theatre? I’m excited you want to feature ‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ You must meet some interesting people?
Natalie: Yes, and we’re getting a lot of press interest in our plays. I think we might be able to get some big names for The Dog’s Bollocks: The Musical. Now for the lead character of Harriet, there’s a chance we could get Lindsay Lohan? We have to just check if she’s still tagged and on house arrest… and if she can sing…
Lynda: She would need to time a comic line too… Harriet is a very funny character.
Natalie: Yes, she is. Okay maybe not Lohan. We could go the more traditional route, someone British with good acting chops. We’d love you to write the script… Can you write music? I see there’s a piano in the corner of the room!
Anouska: (comes back inside) Bloody vooman!
Natalie: What is it Gran?
Anouska: Your vindow cleaner is very rude, he said I vas too old for him!
Natalie: what are you doing with the window cleaner?
Anouska: Nothing – yet. But I am single and, how do you say, free to mingle. There is nothing wrong with dating a vindow cleaner.
Lynda: That’s not the vindow, I mean window cleaner, that’s my husband!
Anouska: Ah. My darlink Lynda, you hev a nice husband if he cleans the vindows for you… I may hev tried to climb his ladder and kiss him… If I knew he vas your husband I vould never have done that… Although must say he is very handsome, and he has a very nice chamois leather…
Natalie: I’m so sorry… Look Lynda, maybe you could come up to London? I could take you to a lovely restaurant and we could talk more about The Dog’s Bollocks: The Musical?
Lynda: Yes, of course…
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Natalie Love has worked hard to have it all: she runs a successful theatre in Soho that’s about to host one of Hollywood’s leading stars. Her biggest supporter is her eccentric Hungarian Gran, and she even has the ‘perfect’ yoga teacher boyfriend – Namaste!
Life in the bright lights of London has always been Natalie’s escape from her chaotic country family in rural Devon and Jamie, the childhood sweetheart she left at the altar 15 years ago. And then he turns up at her theatre door…
With rivalry clouding old feelings, events in Soho bring Jamie and Natalie together in hilarious ways. Gran is loose in the city once more, it seems to be raining sandwiches and records are broken for Burlesque flash mobs. If she can keep her world together, will Natalie discover who is really Mr Right, and that perhaps she isn’t Miss Wrong?
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