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By Laura Simmons
“Funny how having yourself on a poster acts as an incentive to distribute them.” So spoke one of my actor this week, and it turns out that playing up to the fabled thespy ego may have paid off, because I’m seeing our posters everywhere. And I’m not going to lie, it’s a little scary. People have started to buy tickets. And I have to give them a play.
On a fun note, this week was our launch night. My marketing manager and I traipsed off to Babylove on Tuesday and pretty much wallpapered the place with pictures of our cast (most of whom got rather excited by the fact that their faces were displayed for all club-goers to see). Then we sat there, drinking our Blue Remembered Hills cocktail and didn’t get round to leaving until 2.30am. So, a good night was had by one and all.
Another highlight of the week was the fight choreography session, which entailed two of the actors attempting to beat the crap out of each other without actually touching. The end result looks amazing, even if it did lead to all involved somewhat regressing to the state of seven year olds.
So, with two weeks to go the play is pretty much blocked and most of the lines are learned. Now we just have to run it and, you know, make it good.
Gosh, it’s all getting a little bit close now.
–Caitlin McMillan, director of Blue Remembered Hills