Stevenage. Next stop Theatreland.

Well this Parking in Stevenage lark is really catching on. Even my wife’s getting in on the act.

Why? Well our daughter’s been cast as a Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz at the Palladium in London’s swinging West End. Ahhh, she’s only little. She survived 3 rounds of auditions, the last of which was supervised by Arlene Philips herself.

So our daughter is part of 10-strong team which rotates performances with 2 other crack teams of Munchkins – one of whom has a famous father – Gary Barlow, seeing as you’re asking.

The poster, sans Munchkins.

Now this is all rather glamorous, but beneath the greasepaint and hairnets, there’s the reality of getting our little luvvie into Theatreland 3 times every 10 days. Hence the added Parking in Stevenage.

It’s a logistical feat in itself. My wife and I sometimes meet briefly at King’s Cross as she hands over our daughter. It’s not as romantic as it sounds. It’s more like a scene from Kramer vs Kramer (older readers) Sometimes we fight our way into London just to come straight back again, other times we’ll go into town and have dinner together. Now, that IS romantic.

If you’re looking for me, here’s a good place to start.

Even our other car gets to visit Swingate, which is nice. There’ve been times when both have been there at the same time. I SO wanted to take a piccie but they weren’t anywhere near each other. One for the desk at work, eh…? Never mind, there’s time yet.

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  1. It’s been a while since i parked in Stevenage. When I lived here, I never made a habit of it either. But now, i face the dreaded prospect of an overnighter this weekend. A bit nervous but think I’m going to go for Swingate, as it’s got a lot of positive press here. I think its going to be £8 for Sat and Sunday but a bit anxious its going to be a lot more. have you every pulled an allnighter?

    • pottaz

       /  December 2, 2011

      Yes Swingate is my default day to day, but for an all-nighter I would recommend the one across Lytton Way from the police station for obvious reasons. It’s well lit and the road’s nice and busy even in the wee small hours. Daneshill or Danesgate. Can’t remember. Shocking state of affairs…


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