A week online a sprained calf and a red keyboard
Thoughts on making The Corona-tion of Celia
“Promise”. That is how it all ended.
That’s the last word of the play. Uttered from my lips at around 2.15pm on Friday 27 August 2021 at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden. Then – eventually – the stage goes dark, lights up and applause.
A bit dramatic, I know. But feels suitable to start describing my first play, which I managed to put on despite a week of rehearsals online (self isolation mandated), a tear in my calf on the final week of rehearsals and a slew of other obstacles, mostly related to being in various forms of lockdown for the past 18 months.Read More …
The challenge of creating worlds
One of the big challenges for us in staging The Corona-tion of Celia is creating Jim’s internal world.
Most of the play takes place “in his head” as he is gripped with the excitement and anticipation of meeting the woman he is so enamoured with. And we need to come up with a credible (and budget friendly) way of making a distinction between the real world and Jim’s world.Read More …