So, it's the "premiere" of our 2008 Festival entry tonight: 3 extracts from All In The Timing, a suite of short plays by David Ives. We're playing at the Woking Drama Festival, curtain-up at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, available on the door
Rehearsals have been great fun and, of late, more than a little nerve-wracking, as the first and last plays have proved very difficult to learn for the actors. That said, we had a very successful dress rehearsal on Sunday and a smooth technical later on the same day, so we're as prepared as we possibly can be.
Woohoo! What an excellent night! While our performance was not trouble free (a couple of fluffs, including a long speech missed out) the problems were expertly covered by the actors, so the only person in the audience who knew was the adjudicator (which is a damn shame!). But the audience, in general, thought that we were excellent. Which is what really counts. Some good construnctive comments by Rex Walford, the adjudicator, about the timing of the mini-scenes in the first play, which we will try and get together and work on before next week's Spelthorne & Runnymede Festival.
I'm very excited about how well it went. Hoorah!