For readers who want to know what happened.....Between the Lines....played to good houses on both nights. Audience feedback was fantastic with so many people stopping on the night to express their pleasure and appreciation - followed by many emails the following week. The city's leading theatre critic was in attendance on the Saturday night and the paper displayed a great half-page review on the Wednesday after the show.
The cast did a great job on the Saturday night although - typical of amateur theatre - made numerous errors on the Sunday night including missed cues and lines. However, they recovered admirably and the audience was for the most part none the wiser.
So where to from here?
Well there has been some discussion about taking the show to other areas however my feelings are;
- [a] there's too much work involved! and the current cast is so busy that the same problem of not being able to commit to a regular rehearsal schedule will limit the ability to bring it up to a higher standard
- [b] performing in front of a home crowd is very different to performing in front of an unknown audience who are likely to be less forgiving
- [c] I'd want to do some re-writing which I just don't have time to do yet ... and
- [d]because the music is an important part of the project, I'd really like to have more singers in the cast to do it justice
I'm gonna stick to writing for people to read!
Hmm, might turn Between the Lines into a book next year.
thanks for travelling this journey with me! My next post will focus on the new project -