Saturday, 21 November 2009

Resting at last


I've had a pretty busy last six months. The rehearsal period for a play is normally three months from audition to performance and my biggest commitment since writing an adaptation of A Christmas Carol last year and seeing it successfully performed to full houses on stage last December was playing Laurence Moss in Abigail's Party in September this year. This was for the Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham. I was happy to be working once again with a group of friends with whom I had worked in the past on various shows. It was great fun and all the hard work paid off.
Following that production I was straight into the next working as a German language tutor to the young woman lead in Kindertransport and also I was commissioned to take the promotional photos for the same studio production at the LMT.

I was expecting to rest up and spend some time finding work but last minute I was roped in to performing in the new production of Festen on the main stage. This time I had only one week to learn a small but important role of Kim the chef. I spent every day going through the lines and moves and by three rehearsals later I was ready for the first night. Phew.

In the last few days I have been watching Andrew Davies' BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' Little Dorritt for the first time on dvd and my love of acting gave me the impetus to create this blog to record my thoughts about my passion for the theatre and cinema.

6 comments:

Janette Jones said...

Love it - looks really professional and can't believe you've been in all those many productions - will have to sort out times for the film recording soon!

Phil said...

Thanks Janette. Yes there's been a few over the years and the list doesn't count all those where I helped out on either. Looking forward to doing your film.

Gail's Man said...

So besides photography, we have something else in common; treading the boards!
I've been in a number of amateur productions down the years, and always get involved in Hanby & Barrett community productions. The last one being about Bilborough earlier this year.

Phil said...

Gail'sMan, without sounding rude the productions I have been involved with aren't your average 'am dram' productions and my backlog of work since 1990 are mainly semi-professional. Good luck in your own endeavours my friend. Phil x

Marian Barker said...

Great blog - well done

Phil said...

Thanks Marian.