Director’s Notes 3

Director’s Notes 3

2013 has totally rocked. Looking back I cannot quite believe everything that has happened but I am so proud of what we have achieved as a company. ‘Love Left Hanging’ was a joy and we all learned so much about ourselves and each other as we went through the process of bringing Mariah and William’s tragic tale to life twice. From the freezing filming in Polstead Graveyard to performing miles from home in Leicester’s Upstairs at the Western, ‘Love Left Hanging’ was an adventure. Road trips, cheese on toast, Brighton, music making, editing, crates, moments of sheer theatrical magic.

Then began the long and complicated process of casting ‘Rope’, I didn’t sleep for about three months. I think there could be a film called ‘Searching for Rupert’, but what a Rupert I found and what a potent mix this cast turned out to be. We were joined by new friends with a wealth of experience and our ‘Rope’ was born. We immersed ourselves into the dark side of the 1920s and our macabre dinner party came to life. As a director I had the most joyous experience with a brilliant team. I also had some seriously good scrambled eggs and my coffee machine was cleaned out by an expert – both unlooked for bonuses and part of life’s rich tapestry.

Now ‘The Bricks of Burston’ is in pre-production. We are casting and writing and setting up venues and taking photographs and designing and preparing and re structuring and doing all the myriad tasks that need to be done before rehearsals start on the 1st March 2014. I have a good feeling about this next show folks so make sure you come and see it.

Happy Christmas everyone – we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!


Cordelia Spence

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