Sunday, 27 February 2011

Gut Girls - show week

Like the witches in Macbeth, the legs of a tripod, the sides of a triangle, or even just luck, things often arrive in threes. The fortuitous convergence of three events this week has given me an excuse to try something a little different on my blog for the next seven days.

  1. Gut Girls, the show we've been rehearsing since November last year is finally coming to the stage of Shoreham Village Hall this week, with performances from Wednesday to Saturday.
  2. Because there is no way that I could be on stage every evening and up for work at 6.00am the next day, I have taken the whole week off. This also means I have more time for writing.
  3. Next Saturday, 5th March, is not only the final performance of Gut Girls, it is also my very first Bloggiversary; one year to the day since I started this whole blog-writing malarkey.
For these three reasons, and not just because I am a self-obsessed luvvy, I have decided that for the next seven days I will write a blog update every day - focusing on the happenings at the village hall, our final preparations and the performances. 

A daily blog is not something I've attempted before, but I really like the idea of keeping an almost-live record of the week. I know that this is completely self-indulgent, and I've no idea how it will turn out, so I can only beg your forbearance. If the whole idea seems just too hideous, then all I can suggest is that you stay away from the blog for the next week or so, after which normal service will be resumed. 

If, on the other hand, you fancy taking a journey through the stage-fright, the highs and lows, the glamour and greasepaint of a theatrical production in a small village in Kent, then please switch off your mobile phones and take your seats; the curtain is about to rise...

15 comments:

Philip said...

Just don't give away the plot! I've bought a ticket for friday!

Baglady said...

Ooh! Exciting on so many levels. Good luck with the practice next week. Look forward to reading all abaht it.

Madame DeFarge said...

I shall be watching keenly, if sporadically, from Iceland. Good luck!

Jayne said...

Oh yes, yes! Absolutely nothing wrong with occasional self-indulgence. I'm sure it will all be very interesting.
Looking forward to reading the daily!
;)

Robbie Grey said...

I'm intrigued. And totally give the plot away...on Saturday, of course.

caterpillar said...

Waiting for it all...:)

Pat said...

I assume you are taking part rather than directing. This is the period when directors/producers are fending off nervous breakdowns, trying to keep actors and backstage happy, forgetting to shower and change and feeling faintly suicidal.
Break a leg.

Bth said...

Oooh! Good luck with the play - I love theatre - and cant wait for your updates!

Sally-Sal said...

I can't wait to read about it!

Anthony Hodgson said...

Good luck with the play I hope it's a success and the daily blogs should be interesting.

Seré said...

Yes, please. Sounds like it's going to be a great week for you, and for us!

Olga said...

Good luck with your performance! It sounds exciting :) Looking forward to your new project of writing every day.

otherworldlyone said...

I've got the popcorn ready and waiting. We are allowed popcorn, aren't we? :)

Have fun this week, S.

Nicole said...

I'm on board. I'll be paying myself way too much for a glass of wine halfway through each post and pretend I'm in the lobby for intermission. Also, I will silence my cell.

Jeannie said...

Oh, this is exciting! I'm a little late, but better late than never :). No wonder Philip called you Gut Girl. I thought that was a funny term of endearment.

Lights, camera, action!

:)