… And Then You Open

In 3000 years of theatre no one has yet come up with a better way. There’s a fortune to be made when they do.

You rehearse. You rehearse some more, then you technically rehearse and you drink too much coffee. Then you have a production week complete with long days, previews, coffee, tweaks, adjustments, new ideas, things you should have thought of before, oh, and coffee.

And then in an unholy melange of caffeine, nerves, uncertainty, mid hysteria, anticipation and fatigue … you open.

We opened last night. Come and see us if you’re nearby!

 

10 thoughts on “… And Then You Open

  1. dcreaghand

    You left out the post mortums in the local hostelry.

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  2. Kevin Dean Hackett

    Looking forward to seeing it and you Colin Brandy & Kevin

    On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 11:07 AM, McPhillamyActorBlog wrote:

    > Colin McPhillamy posted: “In 3000 years of theatre no one has yet come up > with a better way. There’s a fortune to be made when they do. You rehearse. > You rehearse some more, then you technically rehearse and you drink too > much coffee. Then you have a production week complete with” >

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    1. Colin McPhillamy Post author

      Thanks Ann, much appreciated. I won’t read Bob’s review until after the run – seriously! And in the next post I will tel you why! Very nice to see you both at opening. All best wishes, Colin

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  3. Bonnie Monte

    Colin, Hope your opening went great! We’re opening as I type! (Merchant of Venice). And yes, we just went through the same ritual as you describe in your blog above, and while it sometimes feels like torture, I hope no one ever invents a “shortcut” or alternative easy method to replace the “unholy melange” that you describe. It just wouldn’t be right! Sending much love, Bon xx

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