Theatrical Viagra / Talent Ahoy!

Theatrical Viagra / Talent Ahoy!

Ok, no, so we’re not talking about Nicole Kidman in The Blue Room. In case you were wondering. No.  But I am fresh from having my full-production cherry merrily popped by Alison Farina’s Butterfly Psyche theatre company and the Rondo Theatre in Bath.

Last Wednesday to Saturday was Water’s Not So Thick‘s first full-scale outing. After two thrilling, grilling rehearsed readings (Tobacco Factory & Ustinov Studio), in ’09 and ’10, the script was finally taken to the stage by Alison Farina and her amazing cast, lines in their heads and talent ahoy.

To say I have been fortunate is an understatement: the theatre, cast and director were a Dream Team. The audiences couldn’t have been better if I’d slipped drugs in their drinks. It has all been an utter delight.

And so now (Anaesthetic rewrite aside!) it’s down to polishing the script, seeing whether there are “missing scenes” that could be written and seeing how I (or even “we”?) can breathe more life into this show, because four nights has left even (or rather, especially) me wanting more!

Hats off to: Alison Farina at Butterfly Psyche; Ian McGlynn at the Rondo; Pavel Douglas (without whose Donald at the Ustinov last year this wouldn’t have come to pass); Dee Sadler; Gerard Cooke and Charlotte Ellis. Thank you.

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