Friday, October 12, 2007

No Wonder!

It's no wonder I couldn't remember the name of the play I'm working on! It's called "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth."

Usually DBA as "The Farndale Macbeth."

If you like farce, this one is absolutely hilarious. The authors are David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr. A little Googling produced the astonishing information that the good ladies of the FAHETGDS have also "produced" "The Mikado," "A Christmas Carol," and a Murder Mystery. I can't wait to get my hands on those!

Lynn, if you're reading this, I ordered you a copy of the one I'm working on. If you have never considered submitting this play for a Sam Bass season, it might be time to look into it.

At the start, we see the back of the set, and the actors play their whole first scene to upstage. They have brought their show to a contest, and nobody has figured out where the audience is seated. It's a madcap romp, and Depends® should be issued at the door.


  1. Heavens! How many actors and how many changes? Phew, rather you than me...

  2. There are nine actors in it, but, as I am doing only the Macbeth costumes, not the off stage ones, there are only eight. Plus some extras. One actress plays all eight kings that appear to Macbeth as Banquo's successors. So she needs seven crowns and a lady's hat.

    Did I mention that all the parts are played by women, except Lady Macbeth, who has got lost on a bus getting to the competition, and so her role is taken over by the male stage manager?

  3. Plus, some of them are doubled up--1st Witch, Porter, 2nd Murderer, Duncan and Fleance are all played by one actress, frinstance.

  4. That is a lot. Those costumes also have to look pretty heavy, don't they?

    Are you going to get a helper?

  5. Ramona is going to be my helper.

  6. I'll be back in a week, Ronni.

    You will stay in my thoughts. Hang tough and kick butt.

    Fondest regards.