MARGARET CATCHPOLE 2012: Horsing around
Sunday 20th May 2012 - The final performance of Private Resistance comes to an end inside a tent at Parham Airfield Museum, and we bid farewell to Bish, Frances, Fred, Matt and Phil. It must be about 7pm. By 8pm we are back in Ipswich and meeting the cast for Margaret Catchpole. It must be one of the quickest turn-arounds we've experienced.
Monday 21st May 2012 - The morning sees the first readthrough of Catchpole with our new company: Rosalind, Becky, Frances, Liam, Peter and Garet , and a chat with Rosie the designer who shows us the model box of the Hush House with the exciting playground that will be our set. Jetties, boats, sails, carts, barrels and a huge hill, even a real shingle beach. We are reminded of the huge scale of the place, and memories of Bentwater Roads come flooding back. We all take a deep breath and plunge straight in to some singing work, followed by some detailed work on the script. We're in the saddle and the journey has begun.
PRIVATE RESISTANCE: Around the World in 30 years...
Written this week by Phil Pritchard, the actor playing Frank/Alan in ‘Private Resistance':
I start this blog (on my lap top) at 2.15pm as we are heading to Maldon in Essex on the tour bus, with only just over a week to go till the final show!
It has been an amazing experience and one that I will always be grateful for. To see East Anglia like this is unique; travelling out every day to a different village or town playing in spaces as diverse as converted old Grana ies & Barns, Theatres, Village/School/Town & Community Halls, Churches, and even (in Norwich) in a Shakespeare's Globe replica (The Maddermarket). We are variously greeted, helped, fed, entertained and generally welcomed by those at each venue who organise the visit; from the Experienced theatre managers to the charming City ‘expats', and village Hall committee members.