Act One and a dog called Theodore

We’re a month into rehearsals for Michael Frayn’s Here, performed by the Southsea Shakespeare Actors, and at the weekend we attempted a run-through of Act One, the first half of the play. I was really pleased with it, especially considering it was the first time off book for certain scenes. My three lovely actors, Ben, Faye and…

One day to go…

It’s now just one day to the first performance. As the moment approaches, I feel a strange sense of something momentous drawing near. This isn’t like any play I’ve done before. It’s not like a well-worn Shakespeare, where there’s been a hundred Portias live and breathe before yours. Anne is mine, and I am hers….