Headmistress Cranfield is a real gem, the best I have visited in the North West. A lot of women offer a ‘strict headmistress’ service, but their heart is not really in the role, and they use from poky unconvincing premises.
Miss Cranfield is the real McCoy! It is a treat just to step foot in the lovingly furnished Victorian study, complete with a chaise longue and antique barometer, as well as cane-racks and strategically placed mirrors. After sketching out a suitable scenario over tea and biscuits, we went straight into role, with Miss C taking a cane to my bared bottom.
The strokes were laid on immaculately, leaving neat parallel stripes, and the severity level was just right for me. And her acting skills, if anything, exceeded her caning skills! It really was like being transported back in time to a painful school experience – re-enacted with the help of a stern female authority figure of much glamour and charm. I’ll be back!