The Stage Manager, Ray – with the cockney accent – pulled over a couple of chairs for Enneas and Ezekiel and the solicitor listened as Dudley explained that he had received a letter from the Licensing Committee stating that the Entertainments License for the Village Hall and the Bandstand in Nutwood Park had been granted to a Mr Gill Grabber and anyone wishing to put on an Entertainment – or rehearse such an Entertainment – would require the agreement of Mr Grabber on whatever terms and conditions he chose to apply so long as the Entertainment fell within the general conditions applied by the Parish Council to those venues; so Dudley had written to Mr Grabber and received, by return post, a brief note assuring the Nutwood Players that they could continue with their planned rehearsals and performances on receipt by him of the sum of £200 for each day on which they required the premises: "it's daylight robbery," said one of the Players, Alfie, and: "we all know he's a crook," said Joe, "and this is proof – we finance our shows out of our own pockets and charge very little from the audience, kids get in free and we provide tea and coffee and juice for the kids in the interval, free, gratis and for nothing," and Brenda: "we do the shows because we love doing them and want to give something to the Community, at the end of the day we're only covering the rental of the Hall and Bandstand and maybe the Performing Rights we've paid to the Author, we've all been professionals, but this is strictly voluntary, we don't make anything from putting the shows on and I'm damned if I'm going to put money into that Grabber's pockets!" which garnered a round of '"hear, hear," and "good for you, Bren!" which was when Enneas offered to write to the Licensing Committee requesting that it revoke it's decision and return the arrangements regarding the two venues to their previous, traditional form, as they had been 'since time immemorial, and long-established precedent," but Bernie muttered: "aye, natheless and not doubting your knowledge, but what'll that cost us? we can't afford to go to Law to get an Injunction against a man like Grabber," and there was murmured agreement, so Enneas explained: "there's no question of me charging a fee, if you accept Ezekiel and myself into the Company, I will be acting in that capacity, and I'm confident that the Licensing Committee will take heed," then Karel, the Director asked: "how long will it all take, this Licensing Committee? we are due to open next week and if we are not allowed to rehearse in here, it is going to be very difficult for us, you see?" but Ray chipped in: "don't worry Charlie, you're just a 'alf-empty guy, I'm 'alf-full and I think that Enneas 'ere is bold enough to make a bona roll of it, aintcha?" addressing Enneas, who coloured slightly because he didn't understand what Ray had said, but he nodded: "if I write the Appeal tonight and hand it to the Town Clerk in the morning, I'll ask for an Emergency Meeting because of the short time you have and I'm sure it will be sorted out very soon, maybe the next day," at which Morrie, the Gaffer, asked: "so am I getting my Best Boy?" and Ray assured him: "yes, Morrie, you're getting Ezekiel to clean your paint-brushes and separate the hakes from the badgers, the camels from the hogs and the sables from the stables, he's a fit young fellah, an he'll pull and haul and lug and tug you to your heart's content, but I'm getting Enneas as my ASM and he's the bestest, so there, put that up your pipe and suck it!" at which the Company collapsed in laughter and Dudley apologised to Enneas: "just ignore Raymondo, he's highly-strung and over-excitable, and his middle name is Innuendo – Raymondo Innuendo La Martine – but he's the best Stage Manager in the business and he'll keep you right, but just remember, as novices in a highly structured world, you and Ezekiel are on the bottom rung of the ladder and will have to take direction from, in your case Ray and in Ezekiel's, Morrie," and to demonstrate their good faith, the new members shook hands with their bosses, who high-fived in triumph as the vacant positions had been putting a considerable strain on their separate work-loads: "so," said Ray to Enneas, "what's your nickname, or what does your wife call you, Enneas is a bit of a mouthful," and he winked, and Enneas replied: "well, she tends to call me Enn," and Ray asked: "just the initial, N?" and Enneas shrugged: "I always assumed it was E, n, n, but you could be right, N, it sounds the same either way," so it was agreed that he would be referred to and listed in the Programme by the initial N and his surname.