We have a great selection of photos from the play to show you in a few days or so – but before that a couple of posts about our experience of creating the production. Firstly, have a look at this little video of our set-destruction last Sunday, primarily for those who haven’t seen it on our Facebook page.
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Here is our time-lapse video of set-destruction – three days of hard work building it and three hours taking it all down.
And the above fails to show the team dismantling the platforms and tiers, the lifting of all the gear into the loft, dismantling back stage, returning masses of equipment back to our rehearsal room and more…
Wow. Excellent feedback from everyone on our now finished run of It Runs In The Family. It seems that a classic farce just tickles most people’s ribs, certainly from comments received and the laughter in the audience.
The after play party took place on stage late on Saturday night in a buoyant atmosphere – so here are a few photos of the earlier proceedings. However, once the pizzas had arrived and more wine was imbibed, the author of this page lost interest in photos….
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Here we are ready to go on our first night. It’s been an extremely busy few days as usual from building the set at the weekend, through Technical and then Dress rehearsal. Here’s a few photos to give you a little insight and a teaser for the play.
Rob and Tom erect the seating platforms
Erecting the platforms
Up in the loft
And under the stage
Everything is either in the loft, or under the stage
Mike and his handiwork
Who likes hanging doors?
Building the set
After fish and chips.. cake! Well, it IS Janet’s birthday.
This year at St. Andrew’s Hospital the annual international Ponsonby Christmas Lecture will be delivered by Dr. David Mortimer, Senior Specialist in Neurology and introduced by past Head Surgeon and Chairman of the Board of Governors, Sir Willoughby Drake.
Unless, of course, events take an unpredictable and hilarious turn before it can take place – one that sends Dr. Mortimore into a panic of deception and involving the appearance of ex-nurse Jane Tate, her son Leslie, the Police Sergeant chasing him, Dr Connolly who is more interested in his pantomime rehearsals, Dr Bonney in a permanent state of confusion and his mother, a scary Matron, a Ward Sister and a very annoying patient called Bill, not to mention Dr Mortimore’s wife, Rosemary.
Whilst tickets for the Ponsonby Lecture are invitation-only to the world’s leading neurologists, the events taking place in the Doctor’s Common Room can be seen by getting your ticket for ‘It Runs In The Family’.
A good choice of seats are still available for Saturday, but only limited seats left for Thursday and Friday.