I’m not kidding, there are only 28 hours until rehearsals start and I don’t know about the cast but I CANNOT WAIT to get started.
I was pretty damn excited at the casting read through all the way back in May. It all went a bit dormant until about a fortnight ago when I sat down and properly compiled thoughts about characters traits and development, set requirements, costumes, themes that run through the play – all the stuff that makes directing a play so much FUN!
And now? Now I’m raring to go. Roll on Monday!
But enough with the excitement, on to the important stuff!
What is Theft? It is a comedy by a very clever bloke called Eric Chappell. Here’s a summary:
Imagine returning from a pleasant anniversary celebration with your oldest friends to find that your house has been burgled. The burglar is still in the house and has you convinced, for a while, that he is, a policeman investigating the break-in. Once his true identity is known, the burglar reveals that he knows all kinds of uncomfortable truths about you, your spouse and your friends. That burglar is none other than Spriggs, who succeeds in turning your world upside down with his own brand of subversive observation.
What else can I tell you? The poster has been commissioned from a friend of a friend, a very talented lady, I am looking forward to seeing what she comes up with.
And finally, who’s the cast?
Trevor – CB
John – SR
Jenny – JHL
Barbara – CR
Spriggs – MC
Not to mention the crew:
Director – moi
Stage Manager – GC
Set/costume design – BG
Set builder – JG
Lights/sound – PF
You have no idea who these people are but let me tell you a more enthusiastic and hard working bunch you aren’t likely to find!
I am directing this play for a fabulous little group called Cowbridge Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS). Here’s the Facebook page and the website for more details:
I’ve already got the play opening worked out in my head and I am so looking forward to seeing if it actually works in reality on Monday. I will let you know how I get on :-D.