Sunday, 24 November 2013

"It was the nicest little whorehouse you ever saw..."

It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to the King's Lynn Players musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

It's been a LONG few months working on this production: every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday since May to be exact!  But the finished product was amazing. I am so glad I was cast in this production as it was just brilliant to work with so many talented performers.

If you don't know the story, read about it here!
I played one of Miss Mona's girls: Linda Lou.  I had my first lines and solos - which blew my mind as I had never had a proper part before!

The story starts out with the history of the The Chicken Ranch - the Whorehouse. Open "Since the 1890s" - and we rock some frilly pantaloons.

We then go to the present day where we meet Angel and Shy, a down and out and shy girl looking to join Miss Mona's Whorehouse.

Jewel, the maid, joins in with the girls telling Angel and Shy about the rules of The Chicken Ranch.
(Yep, that's me in the black)

"It's just a piddly squatting old time country place, nothing to high tone...just lots of good will and maybe one small thrill....but there's nothing dirty going on..."

Melvin P Thorpe from Watchdog News gets wind of the Chicken Ranch and is determined to close it down!  "Watchdog is gonna get you!"

I just love the fact that I was wheeled on a wheelchair making aeroplane noises.

Jewel tells the girls what she plans to do with her 24 hours off... "You've gotta make every minute count."

Lauren:  GIVE ME FACE!

The end pose of 24 hours...right before we entered the Oxygen tent.

Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd and Miss Mona discussing that Melvin P Thorpe character.

The lovely Doatsy Mae.  (Do you want piiiiiii with that?)


Look at those Angelettes go!

The winning Aggies get treated to a night at the whorehouse every Thanksgiving!  They are keen - can you tell?


Following the raid.  Check them guys out.

The Governor of Texas!

Crowds are gathering and hurling abuse at the girls.  Who would want to run us out of town?

"Me, I'll be just fine and dandy, Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas.  I'm barely getting through tomorrow, still I can't let sorrow bring me way down."

"Nothing surprises me nowadays. If someone told me it was snowing shit I'd ask them if it was cow or chicken and how many inches." (Probably my favourite of my lines)

The young Mona during the Bus from Amarillo

Probably the most sad ending for Miss Mona, the girls and the Chicken Ranch.

And finally - Our final bow/wave to the audience!  

I LOVED every second of this show.  It was fun, challenging and I've had a blast with the girls during our rehearsals.  I am so sad that it's over, but I'll never forget it.  

How could you forget the show where you had to muster up the courage to prance about in your underwear??  Our review in the Lynn News was glowing - nothing but the truth!

Just remember - there was nothing dirty going on...

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