The Last Five Minutes

14 Apr

We’re going to see Alex in The Last Five Years this week.  If you’ve recently defriended me on Facebook, then you’ve probably already heard that. 

Alex doesn’t get nervous before a show, though he will confess to butterflies. I confess to a whole swarm of caterpillars, and I sweat like they’re shedding their coats in my stomach, especially in the last five minutes before he goes on.

Afterwards, of course, I never doubted for one minute that he’d be fantastic and not forget his lines or hit a bum note or come on stage from the wrong side.  He’s never done any of those things so I don’t know why I worry.  I’m a mother; I just do.

It doesn’t help that my nerves are already jangled from the drive up to Sheffield: Snake Pass in the rain, snow or fog (it’s usually one of those three) is not for the fainthearted; I am the faintest of hearted but I’m a mother; it’s what I put myself through.

This is me before a show:

And after:  

See you on the other side.

21 Responses to “The Last Five Minutes”

  1. sharechair April 14, 2016 at 12:27 #

    Looking forward to your ‘review’!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Laughing Housewife April 15, 2016 at 16:52 #

      Yes, it will of course be completely impartial and unbiased and I’m also as thin as I was at eighteen and almost as young-looking. 🙂


  2. April 14, 2016 at 15:16 #

    I didn’t know you could dance! xox ViV

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  3. katharinetrauger April 14, 2016 at 15:58 #

    I do not believe that road! How on earth does one navigate it during a downpour? Maybe with a boat?

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Laughing Housewife April 15, 2016 at 16:51 #

      With GREAT caution 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • katharinetrauger April 15, 2016 at 17:57 #

        And sheep graze alongside without fences around them? And it appears, no lighting out there at all. Probably no phone reception… You are nuts to have driven it! Glad you are still alive!

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        • The Laughing Housewife April 18, 2016 at 15:59 #

          We passed a dead sheep by the side of the road. So the Hub tells me; I had my face buried in my Kindle all the way from Marple to the first stop sign past Snake Pass 😉


  4. slpmartin April 14, 2016 at 16:40 #

    Oh that drive looks absolutely lovely…well from here!

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Laughing Housewife April 15, 2016 at 16:51 #

      It IS beautiful; I’ll give it that. I couldn’t find any photos of how dangerous it is so I went for gorgeous instead.


  5. Crowing Crone Joss April 15, 2016 at 03:05 #

    a delightful post, again. that road looks lovely but not in fog, or rain, or at night or….

    Liked by 1 person

  6. anotherday2paradise April 16, 2016 at 01:54 #

    I’m sure you’ll enjoy every minute. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tom Merriman April 16, 2016 at 21:51 #

    That Snake Pass can jangle your nerves on a crisp, clear, sunny day, Tilly!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive April 17, 2016 at 15:44 #

    I’m looking forward to the review (with photos and video?). 🙂 Snake Pass looks very aptly named and something to avoid unless it is a bright day I would think.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Grannymar April 17, 2016 at 15:52 #

    I’ll join the queue to read the review. Enjoy!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Rorybore April 20, 2016 at 17:06 #

    The Carleton will never Not be funny!! Enjoy the show – looking forward to hearing how awesome he was. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Gobetween May 20, 2016 at 17:21 #

    I enjoyed the Carlton, but the other video has been removed, what do you do after?


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