Be Prepared! by Leslie Stone
Anarchic girl-guide musical comedy comes to Wandsworth Fringe, Be Prepared! is written and performed by Leslie Stone on 18 and 20 May.
A new one-woman comedy show telling the story of an innocent Girl Guide’s ‘quest to be best’ is coming to the Wandsworth Fringe in May.
‘Be Prepared!’, written and performed by Wandsworth actress Lesley Stone, tells of her youthful valiant struggles and amusing attempts to acquire multiple Guiding badges.
Now, resilient and mature as the quirky founder of ‘Guides Reunited’, she has become even more badge obsessed in this irreverent comedy caper.
Packed full of anecdotes, confessions and singalongs, ‘Be Prepared!’ is an anarchic and hugely entertaining show which is coming to Wandsworth ahead of a run at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. The show will be performed as part of Fragility Theatre’s Takeover at The Cat’s Back in Putney on 18th May (9.30pm) and 20th May (4.30pm).
Lesley said: “The idea for the show came to me when I found my old Guide uniform in the attic and after finding that it still fits, I started developing the piece through a series of devising workshops. It’s a varied and fun show combining music, comedy and audience interaction so there’s something for everyone and I can’t wait to perform it.”
A seasoned actress, musical performer and composer, Lesley has worked in film, television, theatre and radio. Local credits range from playing Homily Clock in The Borrowers at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon, to Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Wimbledon Studio. Other productions have taken her to the Traverse and Lyceum Theatres in Edinburgh and to the Orkney and Shetland Isles as Evelyn Glennie’s mother in Playing from the Heart. She has also appeared in popular children’s TV show Topsy and Tim.
Lesley is experienced in improvised theatre and storytelling and plays guitar, ukulele and piano. Her choral composition Waltz After Midnight was included in The Woods Cry Out, a musical and poetry commemoration of World War 1, featuring Timothy West, Wendy Gifford and Clive Merrison at Wandsworth Town Hall.