There’s Been A Change Of Plan

17 Apr

Alexander Cosgriff (Alec Iconoclast) in The Iconoclasts, by Dear Hunter Theatre (Sheffield), at NSDF 2017.

So, there we were, all set for his radio debut, and what happens?  Alex comes back from the National Student Drama Festival with a horrendous chest infection and no voice.

He arrived home on Saturday and immediately set to with hot toddies of honey, lemon & ginger; Vicks in a bowl of hot water; a good night’s sleep; no dairy or caffeine – all of the usual remedies.  He went off to rehearsal in Sheffield yesterday with high hopes of a miracle occurring in the hour it took to get from home to hall.  His people dosed him up with more of the same; he opened his mouth to sing…and out popped a box of frogs.

The interview and live singing (by Debra Finch) is still going to happen today, 17h50 GMT on BBC Radio 3, but without Alex. 

Sad faces all round.

Alex is tucked up in bed here at home, disappointed but stoic.  As his mother, I’m less stoic and more gutted to my very core, but I’m a tad more dramatic than he is.

He had a great time at NSDF, at least.  Silver linings and all that.

The show he was in (The Iconoclasts, from Dear Hunter Theatre) is available to watch in its preview form.  It was recorded last year but has changed quite substantially since then.  His big number has remained, however; you can find it at 48 minutes:

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15 Responses to “There’s Been A Change Of Plan”

  1. patrecia upton April 17, 2017 at 11:34 #

    How disappointing for you and for Alex…maybe thete will be another time

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  2. sharechair April 17, 2017 at 11:40 #

    oh dear. He is SO very talented, I’m sure another opportunity is waiting right around the corner. Hope he makes a speedy recovery!

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  3. Grannymar April 17, 2017 at 11:57 #

    I am so disappointed for Alex and for you Tilly. Just go give that young man a lecture about drinking out of wet glasses! Mind you, I cannot for the life of know how anyone can do that when the glasses are on the end of your nose. Get well soon Alex, bigger and better awaits.

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  4. nicolahulmeblog April 17, 2017 at 14:37 #

    It takes nothing away from his talent. His time will come xxx

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  5. slpmartin April 17, 2017 at 15:02 #

    Best to totally heal before pushing the voice…a number of singers have failed to do that and have paid a dear price….best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  6. Janie Jones April 17, 2017 at 18:31 #

    Bummer. It is no fun to be sick in the first place but then to miss out on such a special opportunity is such a shame. But as others have said, he’s so talented I am sure there will be more opportunities.

    Best wishes to all!

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  7. McGuffy's Reader April 18, 2017 at 14:55 #

    Wishing him a speedy recovery!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive May 1, 2017 at 17:34 #

    Aw what a shame – I’m sure there will be another opportunity before too long.

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