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Diary of a Play #10: Hooray, Hooray, itsa Halfway Through the Play

And so it began … For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd D8n page. Thursday night – opening night. I sat in and watched the first performance, an understudy tackling my short but enthusiastic cameo. This was the first … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #9: Putting It Out, Putting It In, Putting It On

Did I mention busy? For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd D8n page. After the languorous postings about the writing process, the rehearsal period has flashed by far faster than I blog. So fast, that tomorrow is Opening Night. … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #8: It’s kicking off, Pru!

The rehearsal schedule has emerged, and suddenly it’s all on. Realisation that the show goes up in a month’s time – holy crap! For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd D8n page. Props are being collated, desks constructed, in … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #7: Ditching the Pre-Contraceptions

The read-through – that moment when all the voices in the playwright’s head are suddenly made real. Well, the voices regarding the play anyway. For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd D8n page. The writing process is largely solitary. … Continue reading

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24 Hours to Ulcers – Part 1: A Priori

I think I’ve done a silly thing. Admittedly, my history isn’t short of silly things done, said, or apologised profusely for. But this is a case of knowingly ignoring reservations and that tiny voice saying “Don’t do it, you fool!”, … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #6: In the Name of the Palaver

And lo, the Facebook event did go up. And lo, the good people did look upon their screens. And they were hence to say “… oh”, then scrolled to the next item on their newsfeeds. But hey ho, here it … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #5: The Elegant Art of the Excuse

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams It’s always nice to emulate your heroes, even if only their feats of blatant procrastination. In this modern, fast-paced world, there are always … Continue reading

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