It was March 2017 when I begun at KHT,
Shiv James-Elliott..or maybe Elliot-James beginning with me,
We were told to be professional and not drink the night before,
“You’re no longer at uni” we were told, incase we weren’t sure
First problem arose: do I tread the boards in hot pants at the Edinburgh Fringe?
Or join Loot as AD and have a boozy binge?
The option was obvious, directing was for me.
No more Maggie Thatcher, but reading Orton with glee
I discovered the joy of something called a PS Swap
An incredible thing to do which I enjoyed ALOT
At no point did I whine or become real diva
But enjoyed PS Swapping as much as a fever
Roll on Holy Crap! and all that musical mayhem
The MT gang accepted me and I was one of them
I sang tunes in my head everyday for weeks
I even found anal beads as a prop for the piece
I joined Mike Fentiman on a small show called Loot
Did you hear of Billington’s 5 stars? Yeah, it was pretty good
At first quite scary with all those talented folk
But it was grand experience and I was able to cope
I even went to Newbury to see The Watermill
A quaint little place that was the real deal
In amongst the geese we redid the show
I noted everything and gave it a real go
Then into the office back on Upper Street
A chance to get my shoes off and release my feet
Fiona’s desk was a resting place for most of my things.
Oscar and I certainly enjoyed having a good old sing
In amongst this we’d all begun to run
Apparently it was all in the name of bonding and having fun
A 10k first, then a half and then a full!
KHT Running Club is super damn cool!
What a year I’ve had at this wonderful place
It’s always put a smile all across my face
Thank you to everyone for being so brill
But don’t worry, I’ll be hanging around for some time still
Best of luck with the move to your new home
If you need me I’m always on the end of the phone
The Kings Head has been life changing for me, your oldest TRD,
Much love to you all, from me, JCB