Last week meant admin. Oddly enough, Ray was perhaps more excited by the prospect of agendas, minutes and projectors than he has been before any rehearsal, but it wasn't long before I realised he might not be as sad and boring as I first thought!
It was a great chance to clarify ideas, make plans for the coming months and discuss all those little things which make up the production of a show, and the running of a company.
Among the more exciting news is the future for Bits & Box. We still can't quite believe the reception it received, and all of the comments and compliments people were so generous to offer. As you'll know, October 3rd will be a big day for us: three performances, back-to-back at Redbridge Drama Centre and plenty more opportunities to hear how Bits & Box can be honed and improved before its tour next year. We soon got ourselves carried away talking of far off venues in distant lands, but in reality I think we're just shocked that the show has the chance to tour, and that we get to take our work further.
Another item on the agenda (one that we were both clearly itching to leap into) was Show No.2. Our next production has had the time to simmer in our heads over the past month or so, and our research and development looks to take us somewhere new and very exciting. There isn't much I can reveal as yet, but I can tell you that this show and its predecessor have next to nothing in common... bar the cast list!
So, keep January 16th free if you'd like to sample something a little different from 'AndOn Theatre. We'd be delighted to invite you to:
Watch two men climb while their friendship falls and enemies make war just for sport.
Observe the hard-faced thrill of an ever-growing competition.
Think fast, think ahead, think success at any cost.
Let’s play a GAME.
Watch this space for the very latest on Bits & Box, Game. and everything else we get up to. Thanks for reading.