On Tuesday I was contacted by a divine costume maker who was organising this event at The Mount Nelson. She needed a Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, King of Hearts and White Rabbit for the tea party/fund raiser that The Nellie holds every year. “Would we do it?” I couldn’t say no. I volunteered myself up as the Queen and managed to rope in three more of the TheatreSports players.
It all happened yesterday. What a jaul! I spent the afternoon shouting at about 200 hatted ladies who sat at gorgeous tea tables on the rolling lawns of The Nellie. I spent my time talking rubbish, sitting at their tables, drinking Verve Cliquot from a tea-pot and marshaling the trying troupe of little girls who insisted on following me around into a power selling team. I had them nagging every lady to buy one of the terribly expensive tea pots for charity. They were only allowed to come back to me once they had closed a deal. And if they managed I would deign to “hate the horrible little people a little less”. What an incentive!
It was a marvelous event with delicious cakes and stuff and the party goers (who had paid a fortune for their tickets and still pledged more) were so game. The woman who won the best hat had made all the figurines out of marzipan. We were a marvelous crew of spontaneous entertainment and I would be delighted to do it again and again.