Baloo's Blog - Fun and Games

Writer Stuart Paterson on stage during Tech Week
So Monday's here. And after four weeks of intensive creative work in the rehearsal room we find ourselves finally in the theatre. The moment you've all been waiting for. Finally you get to stand in the right places and not to have to imagine the set. The sound effects are all perfect. The costumes are all ready.

Except anybody who has been in a technical rehearsal, or tech rehearsal as they're so affectionately known, will be able to tell you sometimes being inside the space can present its own problems. So part of the joy of tech week is to solve all of those problems and figure out all of the things you had to imagine in the rehearsal room. We open on Saturday; that's a whole bunch of teching in the theatre to sort out lights, music, microphones, costumes, entrances, exits, scene changes, props. You name it, that's what techs are for.

So during the 12 hour days, the hanging around and frustrations of figuring out entrances and prop placement, even the patience of a saint would be tested.

Thus, to help pass the time and keep spirits high I've got a bunch of Jungle related jokes which the rest of the cast have come to call: "Baloo's-unfunny-dad-jokes" (Maybe you guys agree, or maybe you think it's an unfair title)

Q: What do you call a wet bear?
A: A drizzly bear

Knock Knock,
Who's there?
Panther who?
My Panther falling down, pass me a belt.

Q: What do you call an elephant that doesn't matter?
A: An irrelephant.

Q:How does a snake shoot something?
A: With a boa and arrow

Q. Why did the tiger lose at poker?
A. Because he was playing with a cheetah

Q: What do you call a lost wolf?
A: A where-wolf!

Q: Why did the monkey like the banana?
A: Because it had appeal!

Q: How did Marvin the monkey find out his partner was being unfaithful?
A: He heard it through the Ape Vine.

Q: Why was the little bear so spoiled?
A: Because its mother panda'd to its every whim.

Q: What do you call an elephant at the North Pole?
A: Lost!

Now as I said, it's going to be a long week. So if you can think of any better, please let us know. We'll be ever so grateful.

Stay well, be kind to one another and Keep the Jungle Law,