Thursday, 4th May 2006 in May/June 2006.
Had forgotten how beautiful Bath is – if you are coming to England, go to Bath – it has just about everything including, at this particular time a Spiegeltent, at which Neil and Tom were to perform.
The Spiegeltents are fabulous spaces loved by audiences as much as performers and they seem to attract a huge variety of eccentric and flamboyant acts. Neil has usually performed in The Famous Speigeltent in Edinburgh which, I believe, is the original. This was The Orange Speigeltent – just as ornate and pretty as the original. The place was packed and the audience were with Neil from the beginning. Tom had to work really hard as the rhythm section but it was a brilliant show. The organisers also put us up at a funky hotel which we would never have found ourselves but which we will definitely go back to if we come to Bath again.
Neil with Chris Daniels (discussing Neil’s possible appearance in The Slapstick Silent Movie Festival in Jan 2007) in the hotel’s garden