Part Two – coming soon

WE’RE deep in the messy sausage making bit of putting one of our rehearsed readings together at the moment, attempting to schedule a collection of lovely, talented and generous performers and directors into our incredibly limited rehearsal schedule.

We’re constantly very aware that the people giving us their time also have proper paying jobs, which they have to give precedence to, so we don’t like the idea of asking anyone to commit to working with us on any particular date, months ahead of time, in case they get an offer of real work and end up in a quandary.

The effect of that though, is that several weeks before a rehearsed reading, we’re crossing our fingers until they turn white, waiting to find out whether we have a full cast, or whether Rupi is likely to have to play a 50 year old woman (clearly he would do an excellent job, it’s just a lot to ask).

Soon (hopefully soon) this bit will be behind us and we’ll be geared up and ready to rehearse, but we already have six intriguing new scripts, and a date booked with the Birmingham Rep, so we’re very excited to get started.

Book yourself a couple of tickets and see what you think.

 

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Onwards and upwards

IT’S traditional at this time of year to start planning ahead, and the Cucumber Writers aren’t lacking in vision or ambition.

We do have plans, starting with an epic day-long writing workshop later this month to explore some new longer ideas, and get us into a creative frame of mind for the coming year, and we already have two rehearsed readings in development for the spring.

However in essence we’re a contented bunch. We had an absolute blast last year, writing pieces, honing our skills, organising ourselves into a little Gestalt entity greater than the sum of its parts, and we think our audiences noticed.

Honestly. Look at their faces. They’re not asleep or anything.

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We are hoping to work on some more in-depth scripts, that last a little longer, and involve a few more people maybe, but all in all, we really like what we’re becoming, so our main goal for 2014, is to keep becoming it, with a little help from one another.

Alex

 

PS. We shall return with tales of our Big Fat Day of Writing (better name yet to be assigned)