Wednesday 12th August 2015
Another quiet day for me today; I refused to leave the flat. I see a pattern emerging now…
I shuffled on down to The Courtyard at around 4:30 so we could have notes and get ready for the show.
Its ‘Black Wednesday’ today; an Edinburgh Phenomenon. Historically, The second Wednesday of August has the lowest ticket sales for the whole of the month. Down & Out, however, had a packed house … I’m not sure if this was a blessing or a curse …
The show was a shambles again.
Why this keeps happening, I can’t rightly tell. All I know is that this play breaks down like a crack in a dam. If one little thing goes off beam, the play quickly falls apart around us. The audience seemed to enjoy it, but we knew. We knew it wasn’t good enough.
Tonight was the night that I had my girlfriend’s family in to see the show; they were very nice about it but I wish they had seen a show that we were happy with.
Early night again tonight. Not in the mood for drink.
Thursday 13th August
Up early again to go and see two show. One was a let down, the other was immense. If you ever get a chance to see Gecko Theatre Company, go; they are awesome.
Was invited out to lunch today with Stella and her mum, having seen Gecko with them. We went to a healthy, vegie place; needed it after the volume of meat I’ve been eating.
We got back in time for notes and tried to make a few adjustments to the show; although, it’s hard to put a finger on what happens when the play fails.
The show went well on our end, but we had a silent audience; not a peep. It was disconcerting but it happens.
Afterwards, I popped home for a few minutes to write and then the whole company were taken out for a meal and drinks. The food was amazing and afterwards there was Tequila … SOOO YEAAAAA