Me: Where are the puppies?
Nell: Harriet is having a strong word with David about yesterday’s dress rehearsal.
Nell: The improvisation at the end was beyond belief.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: Bernardo does not return as a ghost to join in the finale.
Nell: Especially wearing sequins and wire flying. I thought Rupert was going to spontaneously combust.
Nell: Ron Gilbert fell off his ladder.
Me: Oh no.
Nell: He narrowly missed squashing a chihuahua.
Nell: The surfers all applauded of course and Jim and the farm dogs thought it was hilarious.
Me: It does sound funny.
Nell: But it was not supposed to be and it ruined Harriet’s moment.
Me: Yes, I’m sure he didn’t mean to upset her and it won’t happen again.
Nell: It better not. We are completely sold out.
Nell: Yes, we had a last minute booking from the Whippets Institute. They are sending a couple of coach loads.
Me: They are awfully good at making jam, aren’t they? Is Poppy a member?
Nell: Poppy is not a whippet and I don’t even know if they like jam. What are you talking about?
Me: My mistake. Sorry.