Hello, hello all Tightlaced enthusiasts out there! We haven’t forgotten you! On the contrary, we have been working like mad to bring you lots of exciting stuff around now and in 2011! Here’s an update on what’s been, what is and what will be:
We had a short but successful run of Feline Fables: Peach, Oscar and the Dragon’s Tears at the Netherbow Theatre. Kids and parents loved the piece, leaving us lovely comments on the feedback forms and rating the show 10/10 in most cases. The peas were a big hit, and we still torment Robert with his own creation (we love the sunshine, we love the sunshine, we love the sunshine!!!). Well done Howat, Julia, Iain and JoJo for their beautiful work!
Last weekend saw the first ever Well Met by Moonlight, our Hallowe’en open mic. Jen returned from London to zombify the place and compère the show, her crutch adding charm to her costume. We have abolished the expression “break a leg” within Tightlaced because Jen takes it too seriously. Anyway, Well Met counted with an assortment of performances including spooky poetry, creepy and gory readings, a skit about a jumper-ooter and a girl meeting in a graveyard, some quality live music and an impressive magic show. Thank you to all amazing performers and to a brilliant audience!
We are now hard at work, rehearsing Layman’s Terms and The Jumblies, both by resident writer Fiona McDonald. Layman’s Terms is a new play about police officers that are granted superhero powers. Directed by Steven Kirschbaum and with a beautiful cast of regular Tightlacers and a couple of new souls newcomers, it is the first rehearsed reading of the Tightlaced New Talent 10/11 series. As usual with our rehearsed readings, there will be a discussion afterwards to help Fiona further develop the script, so please come along and share your thoughts. The Jumblies featured in the TNT series last year and is now coming back for a performed reading at Blackwell’s with a revamped cast. Both events are free and non-ticketed, just make sure you arrive early to get a good seat. The 10/11 TNT series is officially sponsored by the lovely people at PropsMaster and the Edinburgh Ink Shop.
Finally, we are also helping organise a workshop in Commedia dell’Arte with our friends at Charioteer Theatre. There will be a 5-day workshop in Forres, but also a 2-day session in Edinburgh, 20th and 21st November. If you are interested in the Edinburgh course, please e-mail me on email@example.com and I will give you more details and book your place.
That’s all for now, folks. Keep an eye on our facebook and twitter as well, there will be some sort of Christmas social/Jen’s birthday party/Flav’s disappearing for 5 weeks shindig in December, but we’ll let you know once we’ve confirmed date, time and place.
Hope to see you all soon!