Shows at the Octagon have finished for the summer but that does not mean the work is over. The Octagon is going through lots of changes, some that patrons will notice, like a new Bar on the first floor, and some they may not like changing from oil to gas.
However, having the evenings free means it’s time for a little friendly competition. The Octagon Rounder’s Match was held at Mudford Rec on Friday 26th July. Every department featured meaning that the friendly competition went out the window pretty quickly. Its seems that each member of staff had their own version of rules for rounders!
It started out well for Theatre Manager Adam Burgan who surprised everyone with a rounder first go. Game on! After a few games to warm up the teams were changed and renamed “Team Glee” & “Team Smash”. “Team Smash” batted first and lost 2 members early on; their final score was 7½ rounders. Next, “Team Glee” batted to tie the score at 7½ each…you simply could not make this stuff up.
Then came the sudden death round…
“Team Smash” set a score of 5½ after some great fielding from “Team Glee”. When it was “Team Glee’s” turn to bat they looked nervous and worried; however, well-handled pressure by the team saw them beat “Team Smash” by 1 rounder.
The capacity crowd had a great day at Mudford Rec and now means back to work for the Octagon staff who are getting set up for the Summer Schools starting on the 5th August for more info please visit http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/events/2013/august/summer-camp-rocks!.aspx