The midnight hour

By mrswoolybill
The clock, played by Mary, sounds midnight. Cinderella, played by Pat, is panic-stricken. Prince Charming, played by Mrs JawDborn , is puzzled.
On the left, the Fairy Godmother and Ugly Sister look on. They too are obviously in the grip of powerful emotions.
First of two uploads from an alternative version of Cinderella.
Another day in the life of our Parish Hall. In a small community we have to make our own entertainment.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Humour and fun Community photography

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
16 Dec 2013 7:39AM
No sign of enjoyment here but it is a fine candid to enjoy.


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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 7:40AM
This was the minimalist approach, Albert. One of the funniest things I have seen in ages, but it took the audience a while to twig what was going on.
termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 7:42AM
What a happy bunch.....great image
16 Dec 2013 7:46AM
I'm so sorry I missed it! This is a very funny image Moira.
16 Dec 2013 7:53AM
Samuel Beckett, watch and learn...

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Dec 2013 7:57AM
I guess you have to be there in person to understand why the very long faces, Moira Smile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Dec 2013 8:12AM
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 8:56AM
A wonderful capture of life in your community. Do you ever take part in such events or do you always wear the photographer's hat Moira? Incidentally what colour is your hat? I often visit school and say I'm here with my governor's hat on - its the one with green feathers !!!
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 10:43AM
Love their expressions.Smile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
16 Dec 2013 10:54AM
You can tell who knows their words and who doesn't!!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 11:54AM
Cheers everyone, I'm home for a quick lunch. Some people obviously get this, some don't. The whole performance was entirely deadpan, monosyllabic, very slow-paced. Passion and happiness expressed with totally blank faces.
As for hats, they are a state of mind... Do I take part in this? No, I'm busy doing my thing behind the camera. But I am/have been involved in running, now let me see, The U3A, the Town-Twinning, the Community Partnership, the Community Allotment, the Town Show... I keep busy.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 12:26PM

Quote:This was the minimalist approach, Albert. One of the funniest things I have seen in ages, but it took the audience a while to twig what was going on.


Regards Nathan
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 Dec 2013 12:26PM
What a fun group. How you ever kept still (laughing yourself silly) to take this is beyond me. Some of their expressions just break me up.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
16 Dec 2013 12:27PM
They certainly are taking their jobs seriouslyGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Must have been a real hoot to see.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 12:42PM
Nice candid mono MoiraSmile

JawDborn Plus
6 1.2k 1 England
16 Dec 2013 12:56PM
i don't fancy the miserable old bugger in the middle.Blush
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 Dec 2013 1:02PM
Stars in the making here Moira.
They will get a part in EastEnders no bother.
Plenty deadpan and emotionless characters on that !!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
16 Dec 2013 2:04PM
Wot? No guest appearance by Stephen Lewis (Smiler from Last of the Summer Wine)?

Priceless, Moira, priceless.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Dec 2013 3:44PM
They look a real happy bunch, don't they! Grin Just love the expression you've captured on all their faces, Moira - as Malc says, Stephen Lewis would fit in well here! GrinGrin A wonderful capture for Mirthful Monday! Wink
Trev Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Dec 2013 3:48PM
Time is ticking.....for all of them !!!!! Moira !
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 5:22PM
Time is ticking for all of us, Ron...
Thank you everyone, and special thanks to Nathan and Trev for their UAs. I like the Smiler references, he would have been at home here. He would have made a good Prince Charming - which is not to criticise Sue's performance.
16 Dec 2013 5:31PM
All the fun of the Panto Moira Smile ------------------------------ O yes it is Grin

John Smile
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 6:18PM
Nice to see the spirit of Christmas is alive and kicking!

P 3Grin
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 7:02PM
Very well observed Moira. Wonderful expressions.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
16 Dec 2013 9:03PM
You know, this is the kind of stuff that great community is made of - and good memories too. Mrs. JawDborn is looking particularly lovely.

I love all the different expressions, some introspective and others concentrated on the task.

I live in a small town, and although it is growing we still have community events that seem wonderfully intimate and memorable.

jovanovic 6 26 France
16 Dec 2013 10:24PM
Brilliantly funny Moira! Every day that we do not laugh is lost forever.
Second Handsome man (I) is grateful for your GEA!SmileSmileSmileVery!
Potra 5 Venezuela
17 Dec 2013 1:35AM
It must have been hilarious judging by their committed expressions.
Excellent capture, Moira.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Dec 2013 8:05AM
Terrific, I don't know why I missed it yesterday.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
17 Dec 2013 9:18AM
Actually, it's the fairy godmother and the ugly sister who look a bit puzzled. And a bit troubled too. I bet they're wracking their brains what to have for tea later Grin

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Dec 2013 4:52PM
This lot could indeed be characters from Last of the Summer Wine or another sitcom of that ilk! The expressions you've captured are priceless, it looks as though they are there in body but not in spirit!Grin

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