Here’s a quick update on where our A PLAY, A PIE AND A PINT shows are this week:
We’ve been getting fantastic feedback from audiences all over the UK and Ireland for our A PLAY, A PIE AND A PINT plays. Here are a few comments for THE UNCERTAINTY FILES by Linda McLean at the Live Theatre in Newcastle:
“A really thought provoking and engaging piece. Actors really inhabited the myriad characters in such a short time – very telling business with minimal props. Liked the “interview” style and very natural responses highly enjoyable.” Karen, Lanchester
“Really interesting production. Would like to see it again. Liked the non usual.” Hazel, Newcastle
“I always love coming to the Live & I’m pleased you have new work from Paines Plough coming in – good to see excellent new writing venues joining together – will be keeping an eye out for future work (as always)” Jenny, Newcastle
We’ve also been interviewing the writers of all of our PPP plays. Here are some answers from April De Angelis, writer of CALAIS:
Is 45 minutes and max 3 actors easier or harder than 2 acts and a cast of ten?
A one act play is definitely less slog than a two acter!
Should every play come with a complimentary pie and pint?
If every play in the universe came with a pie and a pint we’d get bored of the novelty and fatter as a constituency.
What is more scary, contemplating a blank sheet of paper, contemplating a deadline or contemplating the audience at the first performance?
The audience at a first night is the scariest. You can always tear up your writing at the end of the day..
In three words how do you feel about about the critics?
Critiscism ain’t art.
Do you agree with Thomas Edison that “Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration?”
Yes, mind you it’s an elusive 1%