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Record: 360 Thu 24/03/2005 16:50
Name: Patrick Markham
e-mail: patrick@broadbent.org
From:
Lincoln
Referred by: I began it all ;-)
Comments: Yay! This is the VERY LAST entry in the Guestbook ever! All interaction to this website should now be in the discussion forum.

THE GUESTBOOK IS DEAD!    LONG LIVE THE DISCUSSION FORUM!!!

 

Record: 359 Wed 23/03/2005 17:15
Name: nass
e-mail:  
From:
lincs
Referred by:  
Comments: great site i missed the workshop last sunday whens the next one ?

 

Record: 358 Fri 04/03/2005 22:49
Name: David Holehouse
e-mail: DHolehouse@aol.com
From:
Canada
Referred by:  
Comments:
Man, I just got whisked back 35 years so fast I almost got whiplash. Someone e-mailed me a link to your site . . .  I was one of those small wretches from De Aston who found their only glimmer of excitement in life by hanging onto the coat tails of the Ballards and the Broadbents and the Makins and the Lewises. I helped with Oliver!, and then the resurrection of the old Methodist Church. I have the Rasen Mail's review of Oliver, and its call for a "real theatre" in the area.
Anyway, my continuing respects to your theatrical ancestors, and thanks for your website.
 
David
Canada

 

Record: 357 Wed 23/02/2005 16:04
Name: Christopher Hughes
e-mail: monkey_wrench10@hotmail.com
From: Middle Rasen, UK
Referred by:  
Comments: just a quick note to say well done to everyone who was involved with Captain Hook's Revenge - and I mean everyone - we pulled it together and it ruled!

 

Record: 356 Tue 22/02/2005 11:09
Name: Arnold Hadwin
e-mail: Marine958@aol.com
From: Langworth, Lincs, UK
Referred by:  
Comments: My first visit to the Broadbent on 19 February couldn't have been more impressive. New Perspectives presentation of The Ghost Downstairs was a real tour-de-force.

Choreographed as beautifully and sensitively as a classical ballet, imaginatively and powerfully enacted, stage managed with precision and panache, it was a theatrical experience of great moment. Thank you for an evening that gave enormous pleasure and intellectual stimulation.

 

Record: 355 Fri 11/02/2005 23:14
Name: SAMANTHA
e-mail: SAMANTHA_BURKE_8@HOYMAIL.COM
From: NEW ZEALAND
Referred by: GOOGLE
Comments: MARY KATE U RULE THE HOLE WORLS ASHLEY DOSE 2 U GYS ARE COOL I LIKE ALL OF YOUR SHOWES BYBY

 

Record: 354 Thu 10/02/2005 11:01
Name: Kat Boyce
e-mail: kboyce@amdram.co.uk
From: London
Referred by:  
Comments: Cracking panto this year - most enjoyable. All round great performances - I liked the rats and their bad jokes a lot!

 

Record: 353 Sun 06/02/2005 15:10
Name: Dawn Donnolly
e-mail: cmickdawn@aol.com
From: Worksop/Notts
Referred by:  
Comments: Went to see Captain Hooks Revenge Sat4/02/05 Everybody put their heart and soul into the performance. Tonkerbell and Capitan Hook were fantastic. We will be coming back to this little theatre.

 

Record: 352 12 January 2005 14:36
Name: jil
e-mail: djillal2003@wanadoo.fr
From: paris
Referred by:  
Comments: Very good
http://djillali.nn.cx

 

Record: 351 28 December 2004 21:07PM
Name: rosey
e-mail: rosey@lincolnshirecam
From: heighington lincoln
Referred by:  
Comments: As always a wonderful site.  I am hoping to come to one of your productions soon as i have heard really great comments from people who have been recently well done all.  I was behind one of you in my discovery the other day in lincoln, like the number plate!!

 

Record: 350 19 December 2004 15:32PM
Name: Nora Murray
e-mail: norahyslop@hotmail.com
From: Perth Western Australia
Referred by: search engine
Comments: Have followed Jim`s career over the last 30 years. My brother was at R.a.d.a  with him, but sadly died in London in 1973. I remember Jim taking me to the Shakespeare theatre in the park (doing Austin a favour) I would just like to say I am delighted to be able to watch such a brilliant actor. well done Jim.

 

Record: 349 13 December 2004 15:46PM
Name: David Cruchley
e-mail: david_cruchley1@hotmail.com
From: London
Referred by:  
Comments: My name is david and I was doing a search for Innacurate conception when I came across your site. I'am doing innacurate conception for my AS-level Drama exam and wondered if anyone knew where I could find a copy of the script on the internet. I hope it went well and my best wishes for the future.  David Cruchley

 

Record: 348 01 December 2004 16:09PM
Name: Richard Coleman
e-mail: rcoleman48@aol.com
From: Warrington
Referred by:  
Comments: I hope that Captain Hook's Revenge is well received. As the author I'd love some feedback. You seem a really enthusiastic, professionally run company. I might even try to obtain tickets myself, but I bet they're sold out!

 

Record: 347 29 November 2004 17:05PM
Name: Stephen Gill
e-mail: gill.bolus@virgin.net
From: Bolton
Referred by: search
Comments: Just a note to say that I hope soon to come over to the theatre. It seems that during the war my dad was one of the conciencous objectors who was stationed there and was instrumental in helping to start the theatre along with Roy Broadbent. I am now housemanager and director at Bolton Little Theatre.

 

Record: 346 28 November 2004 02:28AM
Name: Linda (Broadbent) Capitan
e-mail: lcmountainrose@hotmail.com
From: Placerville, CA, USA
Referred by: Typed in 'Broadbent ancestors
Comments: Just looking for branches of the my tree.  Happy Holidays to all.

 

Record: 345 Sunday, 07 November 2004 20:43PM
Name: Marion Plenderleith
e-mail: plantationgrower@yahoo.com
From: Scothern, Lincoln
Referred by: I guess I was into it from the beginning.
Comments: "Steel Magnolias" was brilliant - quite the best thing LRP has done for ages.  Well done, all cast and crew.  The set was wonderful, acting superb, and the difficult-to-do accents didn't fail.  Special mention to Gloria for taking over from Christine and doing a marvellous job on the Saturday night.  We hardly knew she had a script there at all.  Thoroughly enjoyed this terrific production. Keep it up.

 

Record: 344 Sunday, 05 September 2004 15:01PM
Name: m.d
e-mail: plantationgrower@yahoo.com
From: west mids
Referred by: google
Comments: i think jim broad bent is a excellent actor and i wish the theater every sucess it deserves

 

Record: 343 Tuesday, 31 August 2004 13:06PM
Name: Rosey
e-mail: rosey@lincolnshirecam.co.uk
From: Heighington Lincolnshire
Referred by: www.lincolnshirecam.co.uk
Comments: Well done Patrick for getting the guestbook going again.  The site is a credit to you.

 

Record: 342 Friday, 30 July 2004 01:40AM
Name: Jake
e-mail: jake_simpson@mailbox4free.com
From: USA
Referred by: Google.com
Comments: Thanks for the excellent site

 

Record: 341 Tuesday, 20 July 2004 14:39PM
Name: David Broughton
e-mail: davidbroughton@broadbent.org
From: Lincoln
Referred by:  
Comments: Just to record LRP's great success at Skegness Embassy Centre when they took three awards: Tim Bradford for the Adjudicator's Best Actor award, Patrick Markham and Jayne McLean for Best Technical award and the company for the Adjudicator's Special Award for Backstage work. Congratulations all round!!

 

Record: 340 Tuesday, 06 July 2004 06:21AM
Name: Eric
e-mail: ead17@aol.com
From: U.S.A.
Referred by: Drunken Driving On The Information Superhighway, Dearie
Comments: The usual, Carl.  And let me just say how devoted we here in the U.S. are to all things Broadbent.  It's been a good year for things in general, and stuff keeps happening all the time, and you never know when something will happen, if anything does at all, right!?  Oh, I'm exhausted!  Jim, when are you coming to America?  I'm buying you a drink, and I won't take no for an answer.  Not at all a boring drunk we hear, now down the hatch you little tease.  God knows we both need one.  Oh, for God's sake to be in England now would be heaven, just heaven.  You're big, Jim.  I mean over here, in America.  What did you think I meant?  Oh, for God's sake.  Now I'm blushing.  Stop it. Oh my God I can't stop laughing...oh you're awful, Jim...really!

 

Record: 339 Friday, 02 July 2004 18:54PM
Name: Gramp's Lamps
e-mail: gonewiththewindlamps@yahoo.com
From: London
Referred by: yahoo.com
Comments: http://grampslamps.com,  Great Site! Thank-you & God Bless!

 

Record: 338 Tuesday, 29 June 2004 18:53PM
Name: Clive Broadbent
e-mail: goscote@aol.com
From: Avondale, Pa
Referred by:  
Comments:  On the odd chance that the family reads this book?
My family came from Old Clee. William James Broadbent.
All our males have the high forehead (hehehe) that Jim sports. Old Clee is not a big town. If there is a genealogist in his family, please send an email. Ta clive

 

Record: 337 Wednesday, 26 May 2004 10:28AM
Name: Geoff Saunders
e-mail:  
From: London
Referred by:  
Comments: Just to wish the cast and crew of THE INACCURATE CONCEPTION all the very best for the production - and GOOD LUCK in the festival in Skegness! Have fun!, 

 

Record: 336 Sunday, 28 December 2003 11:11PM
Name: Charlotte
e-mail: charlottebroughton@broadbent.org
From: Lincoln
Referred by: !!!
Comments: I forgot to mention that we thoroughly enjoyed "The Young Visiters" A top film. Well done Jim and everyone!

 

Record: 335 Sunday, 28 December 2003 11:06PM
Name: Charlotte
e-mail: charlottebroughton@broadbent.org
From: Lincoln
Referred by: I guess I have known it for a very long time!
Comments: I hope you all had a happy Christmas. Happy New Year to everyone!
The pantomime rehearsals are really funny so the pantomime should be really great. If you haven't booked yet, do so quickly. Seats are selling fast!

 

Record: 334 Wednesday, 24 December 2003 22:05PM
Name: Lou
e-mail: so_ki55_me@hotmail.com
From: Lincolnshire
Referred by:  
Comments: Just a quick message to thank everyone at the theatre for helping me this past year and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lou xxx

 

Record: 333 Thursday, 18 December 2003 14:23PM
Name: Carol Coombes
e-mail: brookecoombes@hotmail.com
From: London
Referred by: Google
Comments: Jim, please may I have Anastasia's Email address - lost all contact details - want to say how good her work was in Notting Hill show.  Thanks, Carol

 

Record: 332 Wednesday 03 December 2003 12:14AM
Name: kate
e-mail: katedehaviland@yahoo.co.uk
From: Lincoln
Referred by: search engine
Comments: i have just found out about this sight, and have to say its very interesting.

 

Record: 331 Wednesday 03 December 2003 10:20AM
Name: kate
e-mail: katedehaviland@yahoo.co.uk
From: Lincoln
Referred by: search engine
Comments: I confess.. this is my first time of hearing about LRP, but i have to say.. im very impressed

 

Record: 330 Tuesday, 18 November 2003 21:48
Name: Christopher Hughes
e-mail: monkey_wrench10@hotmail.com
From: Middle Rasen
Referred by:  
Comments: Shameless plug time - everyone from the LRP - I'm expecting to see you all at the Market Rasen Xmas Fayre this year! come into the Arena Cafe between 7 - 9pm to see some top class entertainment. Well, me with my guitar and a friend of mine doing some stand up comedy! Dec 4th, Market Rasen. See you all there!

 

Record: 329 Friday, 07 November 2003 18:07PM
Name: andy boryszczuk
e-mail: pimprockandy@yahoo.com
From: detroit Michigan
Referred by: yahoo search engine for:boryszcuk
Comments: just saying hi to michelle email me if you want
take care

 

Record: 328 Saturday, 01 November 2003 17:10PM
Name: Amy
e-mail: i_dnt_do_mingers@hotmail.com
From: London
Referred by:  
Comments: Hi Jim
lovin this website! i was bored so i was searching! hope 2 see u soon. luv ya
amy
xxx

 

Record: 327 Wednesday, 29 October 2003 15:29PM
Name: Lou
e-mail: Lou@louisecutler.com
From: -------
Referred by: the one and only PATRICK
Comments: Patrick, You have missed putting The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe on my profile and some other peoples profiles. Also that dreadful picture of me is still on the profile list page.

Just wondering if there are any photos out there of recent shows that could be put up as they are nice to see when visiting the pages.
Apart from that the site is looking very very good and keep up the hard work :)

 

Record: 326 Sunday, 19 October 2003 18:28PM
Name: byron
e-mail: byrantha@fsmail.net
From: legsby
Referred by: dear hat trick patrick
Comments: my first e mail didn't know who to send it to, so i thought i'd send it to everyone can i have it in the guest book as it took me 1 hour to work out what to do. will be coming to reading of panto............PS thankyou to everyone who sponsored the fell walkers up illgill head hope to do something else next year.. byron{swot}scott

 

Record: 325 Sunday, 19 October 2003 18:16PM
Name: Lou
e-mail: Lou@louisecutler.com
From: Sixhills
Referred by: Contacts darling!
Comments: Well done to all the theatre members involved with 'Much ado about clubbing' and 'World Premier'. We all had fun and it was worth all the work at the end.
See you all soon hopefully!
Love Lou xxx

 

Record: 324 Friday, 10 October 2003 21:13PM
Name: Hannah Gough
e-mail: hannahmrgough@hotmail.com
From: lincoln
Referred by: i'm a member of the theatre and aother theatre member told me about it
Comments: hi i have never been on this site before but it's very good. bit upset i'm not in any of the pictures but never mind. Hope the theatre will keep runnig and putting on great shows as normal.
Hannah xxx
Patrick replies: Don't worry Hannah, we'll soon have that put right!

 

Record: 323 Thursday, 09 October 2003 22:10
Name: Christopher Hughes
e-mail: christopher.j.b.hughes@btinternet.com / monkey_wrench10@hotmail.com
From: Market Rasen
Referred by: Mum
Comments: Hey everyone, I'd just like to add a word of encouragement for the casts and crews for the up and coming one act plays - having heard both scripts being read (both are hilarious) I'm looking forward to seeing the finished productions. Shameless plug time - as my membership to LRP hasn't been sorted yet - hence the lack of a profile - I'd just like to add that if you like the music for 'Much Ado About Clubbing' and would like a CD, please contact me through my email address and I will be happy to provide you with one (for a small charge - I have to cover my costs.)

I will be starting a regular music/comedy/poetry night at the Arena Cafe in Market Rasen closer to Christmas - keep your eyes peeled for posters, which should be appearing towards the end of November. 

 

Record: 322 Monday, 15 September 2003 20:56
Name: Tim Thornalley
e-mail: t.thornalley@virgin.net
From: leeds
Referred by:  
Comments: Congratulations on such a comprehensive site!
Nostalgia has kicked in and a heavy dose of curiosity, what has happened to some of the old timers from my era?
it would be lovely to hear from any body who is still out there and maybe we could have a reunion before we all pop off!

love to all who remember me

Tim

 

Record: 321 Tuesday, 08 July 2003 17:15PM
Name: Myra Bierlein
e-mail: phelansteve@hotmail.com
From: Market Rasin
Referred by:  
Comments: Hello Jim
I still about - and entertaining - now living in Market Rasin - Hope to see you some time - If you want to meet and talk about old times - Let my brother know at his E Mail address - He will give you my addess in Market Rasin

 

Record: 320 Sunday, 06 July 2003 16:34PM
Name: Oggy
e-mail: julie.hogg@broadbent.org
From: Tealby
Referred by: Mr. Patrick...who else!!!
Comments: Well done all involved in "The Inaccurate Conception".....I laughed so much it hurt.  Great directing Lisa and the whole cast were excellent.....although I have to say...CHARLOTTE BROUGHTON WHAT A STAR!!!!!!....still laughing about it typing this...thankyou all for a throughly enjoyable evening.

 

Record: 319 Thursday, 03 July 2003 10:35AM
Name: Geoff Saunders
e-mail:  
From: London
Referred by:  
Comments: BREAK A LEG! to all involved in THE INACCURATE CONCEPTION. I hope you will have lots of fun with it so it really becomes Christmas in July! Yours, Geoff Saunders
Patrick replies Thanks Geoff.  I will also print your message and pin it in the green room.

 

Record: 318 Thursday, 12 June 2003 14:55PM
Name: Lou
e-mail: louise.cutler@broadbent.org
From: Lincs
Referred by: My memory.
Comments: Hannah Gough and I manged to get into the week long summer project run by the Little Theatre guild. By the end of the week we are to be preforming a shorter version of the Tempest by William Shakespeare. I attended The Globe theatre course last year which was very educational and I am looking forward to this one.
Lou xxxx

 

Record: 317 Thursday, 12 June 2003 14:50PM
Name: Lou
e-mail: louise.cutler@broadbent.org
From: Lincs
Referred by: - - - - - - - -
Comments: Well done to everyone involved with the youth theatre production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
It was absolutely fantastic and it wouldnt have gone on without all the help we had.
Thank you!

 

Record: 316 10 June 2003 20:38
Name: Rebecca
e-mail: hollymoon_13@hotmail.com
From: Santa Cruz of Tenerife
Referred by: google.com
Comments: OH... I love moulin Rouge... And "LIke a virgin" is very good, too. I cannot speak a lot of english, because I begin with english in the 5th class, but I saw the film Moulin Rouge... and I am soooooo interesting to learn english!!! (I hope i wrote this good _

 

Record: 315 Tuesday, 27 May 2003 04:03AM
Name: Richard J Broadbent
e-mail: richb@en.com
From: Wickliffe,Ohio USA
Referred by: Search engine
Comments: Just Looking around for other Broadbent's

 

Record: 314 Sunday, 11 May 2003 18:12PM
Name: NIGEL DRING
e-mail: nigeldring@broadbent.org
From: LINCOLN
Referred by: LIFE
Comments: WHAT A GREAT SHOW ISLAND WAS ON SAT NIGHT 10TH MAY. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. GREAT FOR GOOD NIGHT OUT

 

Record: 313 Sunday, 11 May 2003 17:11PM
Name: Charles (Chic) Ross
e-mail: charles.ross@btconnect.com
From: Binbrook, Lincs
Referred by: Link from Patrick's e-mail
Comments: I have just accessed the site for the first time, and it's very impressive, although you are obviously still working on some of the pages.  I was surprised to see that there was an entry for me under Membership.  I had no idea that you had examined the records for so far back, but it's a good idea and provides a continuity with the past and those of us who were around in the early days.  I see that I was the sound technician for some twenty years, but if you care about the history of the Braodbent, you may bre interested in some more information.

I became involved with the Broadbent when another member took me along to a reading.  As I did not have any ambitions to end up on the stage, I volunteered to do the sound work, because I had an interest in hi fidelity domestic equipment and the theatre had just acquired a new tape recorder, record deck and amplifier,but had nobody to operate them.  The Broadbent at that time had had a history of high quality productions, but this had fallen to the level of producing one play per year, generally a pantomime, which made a profit but which barely paid the interest on the fairly substantial overdraft.   It was obvious that there was no leadership in the organisation, as whoever was the director of the current production told everyone what to do for that production, and everything then slipped into abeyance until the next production.  Everyone just did their own thing.  However, one of the things which annoyed me greatly at the time was that there was a division into the 'artistic' (acting and directing) and 'non-artistic' (technical and other) members of the theatre.  Only the 'artistic' group were allowed any say in the selection of a new production; the others were expected to accept their decision and fall into line.  I very much hope that this has changed: I perceived it as an unusual arrangement for people whose roots went back to the conscientous objectors of WWII and who would normally have been supporters of the principle of equality of all people.

Productions did not always go well.  One was never able to relax during a production.  Believe me, there were productions where I would be waiting for a sound cue three pages on and suddenly we would be right there, having completely skipped a large chunk of the text.  That was bad enough, but having delivered the effect with a scramble to the controls, a cast member would then sometimes remember the lost text and switch back, so the sound cue would come up again.  This was obviously not a feature of every page of every production, but it was not uncommon.  Things eventually came to a head after a production at which the cast was so badly prepared that even at the dress rehearsal, people were walking through their parts with their scripts in their hands.  The post-production party was the usual self-congratulatory stuff, mainly because very few if any members of the audience would have noticed missed lines and cues and, once again, we had got away with it.  I happened to say that I thought that it wasn't good enough, whereupon the then Chairman and Secretary, Keith Jones and Keith Rylands-Bolton, walked out and told me that if that was how I felt I could get on with it.  To my great surprise, I left the meeting as Secretary, Treasurer and General Administrator, having arrived as a humble technician.  I was handed two carrier bags full of scraps of paper as the 'books', and promptly passed them on to my girlfriend Jacqueline Buck to knock into some sort of acceptable accounts..

I started by calling regular Committee meetings to coordinate the work involved in getting back to a respectable theatre status and wrote comprehensive minutes for each meeting.  You will probably still have these in the archives.  By the end of three years, we had paid off the overdraft and moved into profit, established a programme of four productions per year by the Lindsey Rural Players and brought in an average of eight further professional productions per year after investigating and obtaining grant aid from parish, local and regional authorities, all of whom wished to bring quality productions to a rural area.  During this time, we completely refitted the theatre with new seating and provided new sound and lighting equipment after raising funds through various enterprises, enabling us to avoid the crippling cost of hire and transport which had previously been the case.  With Graham Davidson, a great servant of the Broadbent and a pillar of support for me in what were difficult times, I investigated the possibility of charitable status, with its attendant advantages for a group in our position, and the Theatre eventually achieved charitable status after providing the Charity Commissioners with acceptable accounts, thanks to Jacqueline.  I also edited the Newsletter during this time.

As a result of my work locally, I was invited to become a consultant to Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts (LHA), responsible for reporting on productions funded by them and by the local authority.  In this capacity I was required to attend meetings of the Finance Committee to advise on the allocation of the LHA budget with specific attention to drama and dance.  During this period, the professional LHA officer responsible for organising tours of external professional drama and dance companies into the region resigned and, due to financial cutbacks, was not replaced.  Seeing how this could adversely affect the Broadbent, as well as the other small theatres in the Lincolnshire circuit, I volunteered to take his place and subsequently arranged many artistically and financially successful tours by professional drama and dance companies throughout the county schools and theatres.  This ended when LHA was eventually absorbed by other county groups under the Palumbo reorganisation.

Things ended on a sad and bitter note when I felt that some members had acted inappropriately towards Jacqueline at the Christmas Dinner.  I felt particularly strongly about this, not simply because she was my girlfriend, but because she had done so much hard work in the background for the theatre.  She had also on one occasion been robbed of the takings for an entire production when her house was burgled before she had time to bank them, and she replaced every penny from her own bank account.  This was discussed at the next Committee meeting and recorded in the minutes.  They were given to the Chairman, Graham Davidson, to be signed, but came back with this section deleted, because one of the members named had said that it was defamatory and Graham had felt that there was a possibility of legal action.  In deference to the difficult situation in which Graham found himself, I left it at that, but shortly afterwards we had the AGM.

Once again, we had the usual (and sometimes even deserved!) round of self-congratulations.  Everyone from the stage sweepers up were congratulated - this was ever the way of theatrical AGMs - except Jacqueline, who had provided printouts showing a summary of the monthly income and expenditure of the theatre, the first time this had ever happened.  However, an elderly gentleman who had recently become a member stood up and said that they were unacceptable as accounts as they were summaries and did not show every individual item of expenditure.  He wanted me to photocopy every page of the accounts books and to send copies to every member of the theatre for inspection, after which the accounts could be approved at the next meeting.  I said that this would be extremely expensive and time-consuming, and that the original books could be inspected if anyone particularly wanted to see them.  This guy then said that without everyone seeing the full accounts, nobody could be sure that they were an honest record of income and expenditure.  That, fairly predictably for those of you who remember me, was it.  I went home and wrote to Graham resigning all my positions and resigning on behalf of Jacqueline, with immediate effect.

My areas of responsibility were eventually divided out between about five other members of the Committee and I'm well aware that the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby today continues to be a thriving part of local community life.  I have many happy memories of my time with the theatre, and remember particularly excellent actors such as Joy Walker, Keith Rylands-Bolton and Douglas Ballard, directors such as Ken Frost, Keith Jones and Frans van Baaren and good friends such as Graham, Joy and John and Janet Dring to name only a few.  My best artistic memories were the two productions of Krapp's Last Tape with Douglas Ballard, where I was the tape recorder.  Accurately co-ordinating my cues with every movement of Douglas' hands on stage for such an intensive play was technically and emotionally extremely difficult.  It was a great compliment aftrewards when a member of the audience said that she thought that Douglas had actually been playing the tape on stage.  For the first production, we recorded a reverb tape, to give the effect of a younger voice, at a professional studio in Wragby.  This superb tape recording was lost, as we had so little money that I had to use the same tape for the next production and had to record over it.  Some twenty years later, we did it again with the same actor, director and tape recorder operator.  It was something which Douglas dearly wanted to do while he was still able.  We recorded the tape at the Lincs FM studios and, once again, Beckett's great monologue held the Broadbent audience completely spellbound.  I remember that the silence was so intense that I had to ease the tape controls to their positions rather than just switch them - the tiny click would have been audible down in the theatre.  So, to paraphrase Beckett, here I end this letter.  Perhaps my best years are gone.  Fade to blackout.  Curtain.

 

Record: 312 Wednesday, 08 April 2003 15:16PM
Name: Geoff Saunders
e-mail: sfedit.globalnet.co.uk
From: London
Referred by: Google
Comments: I am delighted that the Lindsey Rural Players are due to perform THE INACCURATE CONCEPTION as I was half the writing team on this play! I may be able to come up and see it and will encourage Richard Ahsam to join me. I hope you have a lot of fun with it and that it brings in lots of  punters. GOOD LUCK!!, 

 

Record: 311 Wednesday, 02 April 2003 02:52AM
Name: Norman R. Broadbent
e-mail: shoreview@juno.com
From: Shoreview, MN   USA
Comments: My children have been begging me to write to Jim Broadbent, saying, "Dad, you are a mirror image of each other!"  This is a Broadbent to Broadbent inquiry.  My immediate family ties go back to Aberdeen, Scotland, to the period around 1870, when my ancestors came to North America through Newfoundland.  I don't know if Jim has any interest in corresponding with an American Broadbent, but this is the only Email site I could locate on the internet, so thought I'd take a chance.  I am a United Church of Christ pastor, hold a doctorate in theology, with a background in music and theater.  My mother was a theater major at the University of Washington, and spent her career as a choreographer in sacred dance.  We have thoroughly enjoyed all Kim's film work, make a point of seeing every new release, and keep wondering whether there are very distant family ties.   Thank you for passing along this note.

 

Record: 310 Wednesday, 12 March 2003 03:02AM
Name: Graham Barraclough
e-mail: graham@gwprom.fsnet.co.uk
From: Mirfield, Yorkshire
Referred by: Search engine
Comments: Hullo,

My pantomime scripts have been presented by amateur theatrical groups from Northumberland to Devon, purely on the basis of word of mouth recommendation, but now I am spreading the news with a website.

It tells you that the scripts contain all the vital ingredients to delight your audiences - but then you'd expect it to, because I wrote that as well!

However, you don't have to take my word for it - perusal copies are available, so you can look at all the words, from Overture to Final Curtain. Ten titles are available, and I am still writing. Please take a peek at www.gwizzpromotions.co.uk

Thank you, and every success with your shows - no matter whose scripts you choose.

Graham Barraclough

 

Record: 309 Friday, 07 March 2003 11:20AM
Name: Gregory Guillemenet
e-mail: greg.g@email.com
From: Paris
Referred by: Google
Comments: The website's great. It brings back a lot of warm joyful keen memories. Thank you

 

Record: 308 Tuesday, 11 February 2003 20:3PM
Name: DAVID HOGG
e-mail: khogg@lineone.net
From: BROADWELL GLOUCS
Referred by: LOU &RACHEL
Comments: CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! HIGHLY ENJOYABLE WITH A REALLY STRONG CAST AND GREAT EFFECTS ,LAUGHED A LOT AND DAUGHTER MANAGED TO EXTRACT A TEAR AS WELL, LISA WAS USUAL LUNATIC SELF ( DONT EVER STOP) AS FOR DEVIL AND HER ASSISTANTS WELL I ALWAYS THOUGHT HEAVEN WAS OVER-RATED!

 

Record: 307 Tuesday, 11 February 2003 13:14PM
Name: mel
e-mail: melbolus@aol.com
From: middle
Comments: Congratulations all fantastic panto well done oggy and patrick hard work paid off.
cathy what a voice well done and as always Ray was brill have to say love the ugly sisters Ian your a star

 

Record: 306 Saturday, 08 February 2003 21:25PM
Name: Marion Plenderleith
e-mail: marionplenderleith@broadbent.org
From: Scothern, Lincoln
Referred by: Old hand at this web site.
Comments: Cinderella: refreshingly different from the usual story but always retaining the necessary elements to make a brilliant panto.  Congrats to director, cast and crew on a great show, laughed my socks off.  Superb set too, lovely costumes, great acting and direction, pretty damned good all round.

 

Record: 305 Friday, 07 February 2003 15:51PM
Name: Cinderella
e-mail: rachel.hogg@broadbent.org
From: Tealby
Referred by: I'm a member
Comments: Has everyone seen the panto or booked as it's near enough a sell out!!!

 

Record: 304 Wednesday, 05 February 2003 17:56PM
Name: Cinderella
e-mail: rachel.hogg@broadbent.org
From: you're noisey
Referred by: mind your own bees wax!!!!
Comments: Congratulationsto everyone involved in Cinderella as today it has been discovered that we have sold 995 tickets so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Record: 303 Tuesday, 04 February 2003 20:22PM
Name: Princey Poo
e-mail: ben.blyth@broadbent.org
Comments: I dig your blurb about u ash! Im jelous....could i please be Number 3 in your master plan....( 2's very unlucky you know) see you all on thursday
Ben xx

 

Record: 302 Tuesday, 04 February 2003 19:04PM
Name: Cate Duggar
e-mail: duggar@webdsi.com
From: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Referred by: Through Yahoo
Comments: This has to be the definitive Broadbent website!  I'm so happy to discover that he had memorable roles in films before I even knew who he was (e.g., The Crying Game).  It occurred to me this week that he would be superlative in the role of Henry Higgins in any revival of My Fair Lady, too. 
Thanks for putting together such a terrific site.

 

Record: 301 Tuesday, 04 February 2003 09:41AM
Name: Ray
e-mail: rachel.hogg@broadbent.org
From: i'm a wodering gonad
Referred by: phycic
Comments: Hey Rob, you missin me?i can get a number for him if you want.How's it goin?

 

Record: 300 Sunday, 02 February 2003 21:01PM
Name: Lou
e-mail: louise.cutler@broadbent.org
From: Sixhills
Referred by: -------
Comments: Hey Rob!
It's nice to hear from you. How if life?
Panto is going well, 4 down 12 to go!!!!
Hope to see you soon.
Miss you!
Lou xxx

 

Record: 299 Saturday, 01 February 2003 15:20PM
Name: Robert Dennis
e-mail: robert.dennis@broadbent.org
From: Harlech, Wales
Referred by: Carrier Pigeon!
Comments: Hello everybody, long time no hello. Hope things are going well. Miss some of you! hee hee!!!
Has anyone heard or got a contact number for Richard Cartright, you know that nutter from a few years back. If anyone does please let me know!

 

Record: 298 Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:18PM
Name: elfy
e-mail: siobhan.hustler@broadbent.org
From: folkestone
Referred by: i fell from the sky and landed on it!
Comments: i would just like to make a point to ben, that im am still and always will be elfy, as members from long ago know that i was an elf! so sorry ben you'll have to find a new name as mine has been trademarked! ha that thwarted you!
love elfy!

 

Record: 297 Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:18PM
Name: Lou
e-mail: louise.cutler@broadbent.org
From: Sixhills
Comments: Well i know that now Ben!
Remember we had this convo on sunday, but it could also mean you, as you can be annoying too.
I can hate you soooooooo much!
anyway I will be seeing alot of you at the shows and i'm looking forward to it.
Lou xxxx

 

Record: 296 Monday, 27 January 2003 16:02PM
Name: Ben
e-mail: ben.blyth@broadbent.org
Comments: GRRRR,  Mr. B means Broadbent louise! That thwarted you ha ha!!

 

Record: 295 Thursday, 23 January 2003 22:04PM
Name: Lil Lou
e-mail: louise.cutler@broadbent.org
From: Look I know most of you no where I live!
Referred by: It is on my favorites list!
Comments: Mr B you are the most annoying person I no, Hello Siobhan dear, I hope you are well and I am looking forward to seeing you at the panto.
 WELL DONE CATHY!!!!!!!
Tonight went well and I can see this going somewhere really good.
Love to you all.
Lou xxxx

 

Record: 294 Wednesday, 22 January 2003 10:12AM
Name: Ray
e-mail: rachel.hogg@broadbent.org
From: do you really want to know?
Referred by: good question
Comments: Thought i'd come and say hello to you all as i seem to be in the discussion forum these days!Hope you're all comin to panto as i can safely say it looks like the best panto we've put on yet!Lots of illusions thanks to Patrick's expertees!see you all soon.By the way congratulations to Cathy on getting into drama school,however it's hardly surprising for us as that woman is sooo talented that they'd be crazy to turn her down!!!!

 

Record: 293 Tuesday, 21 January 2003 14:07PM
Name: elfy
e-mail: siobhan.hustler@broadbent.org
From: folkestone
Referred by: i used to be a member!
Comments: hi guys
 i havnt heard from any of you for ages and you complain that i dont contact you!
well in case any of you forgot im called siobhan i have brown hair and blue eyes, some of you liked me others didnt, but hey its nice to keep in touch!

 

Record: 292 Monday, 20 January 2003 14:25PM
Name: Prince Benjamin le 69th : )
e-mail: ben.blyth@broadbent.org
From: Faldingworth, home of the Scarecrows!
Referred by: I live here
Comments: Hello Guestbookers, it is nice to see excited americans and louise writing in the guest book this year howver we can't all have run out of things to praise Mr. B on! There must surly be some more people to take to... its a boring job being a little note in such a big guest book :(
I am wishing everyone pre-mature luck that the panto goes well, (including myself!) Because the chances are i'll forget nearer the date...which aint far away now!
See the rest of the cast later... and hopfully any one else at the show!
Ben the Elf

 

Record: 291 Thursday, 16 January 2003 04:28AM
Name: Eric
e-mail: ead17@aol.com
From: usa
Referred by: Mummy
Comments: I imagine he's bent a few broads in his time (snort!)  But by God he deserves it after that showing in Moulin Rouge, great stuff Jim!  We here in the US of A are just gaga over your stuff, man.  Crazy.  Love you, and let's have a drink sometime, eh poopkins?

 

Record: 290 Wednesday, 15 January 2003 22:02PM
Name: Lil Lou
e-mail: louise.cutler@broadbent.org
From: Sixhills
Referred by: It is stored in my favorites!
Comments: Now this.... is pathetic.
Why is no one signing the guest book? I'm sure everyone would love to hear your feelings towards this site that darling Patrick has put together!?!
Lou xxx

 

Record: 289 Monday, 06 January 2003 21:44PM
Name: tom felton
e-mail: withheld by request
From: surrey
Referred by: i did a search for her name
Comments: does anyone know where i can get into contact with a miss siobhan hustler?

 

Record: 288 Friday, 03 January 2003 21:38PM
Name: Lil Lou
e-mail: louise.cutler@broadbent.org
From: Sixhills
Referred by: I stumbled upon it!!!
Comments: I would just like to say..... HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!
I'm hearing alot of good things about this years panto, so keep it up!
Love you all.
Lou xxxx

 

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