AAAAAANNNNND we’re back! Wow did that seem like an awfully short evening of sleep, if I do say so myself, mumbly, dreary-eyed and lacking sufficient caffeine. And I just sat around yesterday writing and social-media-ing it up. Everyone else actually DID stuff worthy of a day of rest and yet they made it here, excited, maybe moving a bit slower but ready to exude massive amounts of creativity.
As I mentioned, the designers weren’t overly challenged yesterday. However, I would challenge anyone to create a giant papier mâché head of Donald Trump in a single day and our designers knocked it out of the park like it was easy. But today is a different story. There will be horses, houses, cars and lampposts. There will be no laurels upon which to rest today. No. No there will not!
From where yours truly is sitting, the band sounds like they’ve nearly completed two to three songs for the shows already and it’s not even noon. I also heard them listening to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme song.. so that’s awesome.
And everyone else SHOULD be either sleeping (STUART – SERIOUSLY GO TO BED) or working on their plays.
Here’s who wrote what, who’s directing what and who we’ll be seeing on stage tonight:
Play #1: Partybags!, by Tom Allsopp
Director: Paul Rogers
Cast: Emma Bamford, Nick Edwards, Rob Gredzinski and Liam Thornton
Play #2: Shot in the Dark, by Jessica Lovett
Director: Karran Collings
Cast: Jonathan Collings and Christin McGowan
Play #3: It’s not the End of the World, by Stuart Reid
Director: Eleanor Grey
Cast: Sarah Beebe, Amy Danneker and Jade Pearce
Play #4: What’s Under the Lexicographer’s Bed?, by Dave Pitt
Director: Matt Beames
Cast: Damien Dickens, Paul Johnson, Kirsty Mealing and Michael Southan
Play #5: %@^$*#*%(*#)$^ – aka Expletive, by Kat Wootton
Director: Bob Christer
Cast: Pamela Cole-Hudson, Trick Danneker, Alex Turner and Daniel Yorke
Play #6: End of Austerity, by Jess Green
Director: Emily Sly
Cast: Kirsty Munro, Lily Portman and Fran Richards
Play #7: Everything is Fine: The Musical, by Hayley Thornton
Director: Claire Chandler
Cast: Joe Ellery, Michelle Jennings, Stuart Keen, Sam Simkiss and Molly Southan