I have to apologise for having been so quiet for the past 3 weeks. I hope no one is feeling too neglected by the lack of communication. Seems like I haven't had a second even to breathe amid the multiple and relentless deadlines of actually getting a show on in the West End.
During that time, we got through the final week of production work, a week of rehearsal for the new space, a crazy three days of 'tech' ie hanging lights and installing the set and putting all the lighting changes/sound/music in place, and then three preview performances, opening night and three more performances.
Soooo, we are now actually playing on the West End and I'm back on the Blog!
Many thanks to all our backers on Sponsume - you are the best! Of course, there's still room for more if anyone else would like to be part of the production. Click on the Queen pic on the right to find out all about it. Essentially, it's a way to spread the huge cost of commercial theatre production over a few more shoulders and save myself and my co-producer from loosing our shirts!
Audiences have been smaller than we'd like but we are working hard to get the word out and encourage people to come.The partnership between us and The Madness of King Lear in our Double
Bill is lots of fun. The two plays are quite different and make for a
very interesting and varied program which audiences are really enjoying.
We have our fingers crossed that the reviewers will like it, too, but
we have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, we are getting a huge kick out of performing in the friendly, warm atmosphere of the Arts Theatre and almost as big a thrill from seeing our banner up in lights above the theatre and our posters on the escalators at Leicester Square tube station!
Do come and see the show if you're in London. It seems incredible that, already, there are only 2 weeks of performances left!
See you at the Arts!