|Wall mounted heaters...|
|Cavendish Memorial Hall - all cleared away...|
When I had a look round the space I was shown all the secrets - one of which is that the heating is powered by coin metres. So, I'd sad to myself the other day - make sure you've got plenty of pound coins. Which I did. I loaded up my wallet with them earlier in the day.
What I forgot to do was then put my wallet in my pocket. It was only when I was half way to Cavendish that I realised why my jacket felt a bit light. Quick u-turn and much swearing later I was able to pick the key up only a little bit later than planned.
Then I realised that I didn't know precisely how long a pound in the metre would last. An hour - more - less? This was a problem, because if I got it wrong it could conk out in the middle of the show and freeze everyone to death.
Which it nearly. Luckily, it conked out just as I was starting. 30 seconds later and the evening could have been ruined. As it was I could rush up to feed a few more coins in.
And then the show - which felt really strong. I felt on form. But, of course, I could be delusional - here's what the audience said.
"Great one man show!"
"Thought provoking - thank you."
"Totally memorable! Thank you."