Our One Act One Night evening is coming on the Friday 28th September at St Michael’s Primary Schools – you can come along and pay on the door. We like people to try out new things and so Sally Fenton has decide to try her hand directing for the first time in a while – good for her we say – here are her thoughts on getting back in the Director’s chair!!
Here’s our Sally in full flow in our production of Love’s Labours Lost last year – lets hope she looks less worried for this one !
When I agreed (i.e. had my arm twisted 😉) to direct something for One Act One Night, I did so with some trepidation because I didn’t have a play in mind and I haven’t directed anything since 1999!
Fortunately, the experienced directors at Water Lane pointed me to the Lazy Bee website which has hundreds of play scripts available for use by amateur groups. For my new foray into directing, I was keen to do a comedy and to have a relatively small cast and so, after reading through more than 20 scripts, I picked Nickers.
Nickers is about four, rather incompetent burglars (the eponymous ‘nickers’). It’s not Ayckbourn but the script is witty, with well written dialogue and the four main cast members can be male or female – useful when casting.
So, my first hurdle is solved – I have a play; now to direct it successfully! You’ll have to ask me in a few weeks about my directing style! But I know I’ll be helped in this new adventure by my excellent & supportive cast (Nicki, Rachel, Penny, Amanda & John). I hope we all enjoy the journey – and I hope our audience enjoys the outcome!