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Oh No #15

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Funny thing about Patricia Hodge that Allegra, her uncanny lookalike, had the opportunity to meet the actress in person at the Old Vic in a production of Noel and Gertie in 1986. Some tease to wander around the theatre bar in the interval clutching a large gin and tonic milking the reaction. But oh no! On arrival the dreaded notice in the foyer proclaimed that Patricia whom all had come to see was indisposed. Still had the gin and tonic though - the theatre goers were befuddled - some asked for their money back but most were satisfied with just a glimpse.

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    Neville Hunt 9 months ago

    Love it! True?

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    Neville Hunt 9 months ago

    Great title btw Steve!

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    Steve McBrevity 9 months ago

    True - we did go to see her, she was substituted and I’m sure we had drink in the bar as one does!

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    Steve McBrevity 9 months ago

    Allegra remembers telling her mother how disappointed we were at Patricia’s non appearance and she said something like “ don’t fret darling - surely someone took her place?”!

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    Neville Hunt 9 months ago

    I’m absolutely sure you had a drink in the bar! Not sure if the points of exact detail of my drabble have withstood the test of time, but I know Sir Ian at least said hello.

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    Neville Hunt 9 months ago

    That sounds like her mum!

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    Neville Hunt 9 months ago

    “You said ‘ello? You c...”

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    Steve McBrevity 9 months ago

    You’re right about Sir Ian - he bought the pub and became the rather illustrious landlord although not behind the pumps. Too busy filming.

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    Neville Hunt 9 months ago

    Yes, we saw him sweep in, looking like a tramp one time we were visiting you.

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    Drew Martyn 9 months ago

    Great drabble and what a great title, nice one Steve.

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    Steve McBrevity 9 months ago

    Thanks guys - Allegra’s still chuckling too! ..... and there’s a sequel in the offing.

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    Neville Hunt 9 months ago

    Sequel? Bring it on!

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