|Ingestre Hall - image pinched from Sherry Trifle's blog!|
The company "Quick Release" had loads of fun Bond themed activities planned for their lucky employees, from helicopter rides to nearby shooting ranges, archery, ninja games and of course the "From Russia with Love" Kiss Kiss Bang Bang burlesque show.
When I arrived Sherry and I put our faces on and squeezed into posh frocks waiting for the choppers to ferry in the hoardes for our planned Bond photoshoot with Rebecca Cooper. It was a fun hour of playing with fake guns and fake martinis!
|This gun was really a lighter|
|Sherry and I playing with firearms|
Darren and Suze from local film company Junction15 were there making a mini Bond film for QR, which I got roped into helping out with (ok, that's a fib, I volunteered and LOVED it). My Bond girl role involved slipping a suspect powder into Bond's drink and later smashing him over the head with a bottle (sugar glass, not real).
|With the ever so lovely Stage Door Johnny|
|Backstage. Lady Liberty vs The Cobra Woman|
|I didn't do very well!|
|Sherry and I playing Robin Hood|
At the end of the afternoon we were invited to sit in on the company's "de-briefing" meeting and were presented with a huge bouquet of flowers each, which was a lovely surprise!
Sherry and I then scooted up to Lichfield for our second show of the weekend. A charity show run by Cherry Vanilla.
We were there with comedienne Barbara Nice and it was lovely to hang out backstage chatting the evening away until we performed.
I was very glad to be back in my own bed on Sunday night and very unimpressed to have to emerge again for work on Monday morning!