Whilst the rest of us rehearse for our next production one of our well known members, Rob Newton, Petuaria Players stalwart, was training for the London Marathon which he ran successfully earlier this month.
We decided to take a break from promoting the play and take the opportunity to talk to him about his recent feat:
Steve: Rob, firstly, have to say congratulations on running the London Marathon recently, that’s a massive achievement.
Rob: Thank you. And thanks for asking me all about my personal journey – I certainly feel proud of what I…
Steve: Yes yes, I believe you achieved a running time of 3hr 49m 18s! That’s excellent. Did you know that our running time of ‘The Final Test’, our next play, is more in the region of two hours?
Rob: No, I mean, yes, it usually is but it’s not the same as….
Steve: You obviously love running, did you know we are ‘running’ a play in November?
Rob: WellI did yes, but as for my running and this year’s London Marathon Ifelt that it was very….
Steve: Ok, moving on, you must have seen a lot of the London sights on your trip. Did you see any posters for our next play “The Final Test”?
Rob: Uh, no…..
Steve: Keeping going for over 26 miles must be a challenge. What helped to drive you on? Was it the thought of getting back to drama to see ‘The Final Test’?
Rob: Well it was certainly a challenge and you do need to be mentally focussed. It’s an interesting fact that….
Steve: Mmm, yes, now obviously you can’t just go and run a marathon, I imagine it takes a lot of dedication, hard work, stamina and regular practice. In that way do you think it might be similar to rehearsing for a play, for example our current production of Chris Paling’s ‘The Final Test’?
Rob: Er, in principle yes, although I do think my efforts for this event were…
Steve: Do you have upcoming plans for any more long distance running or will you be coming to our next play “The Final Test” on November 10th to 12th?
Rob: Well I shall certainly keep jogging, yes, and you can keep ‘jogging’ people’s memory about ‘The Final Test’ ! Ha!
Steve: Ok thanks, Rob, leave the funny stuff to me.
Rob: But yes, I’ll be there. Nobody would want to miss ‘The Final Test’ at Elloughton Brough Village Hall in November.
Steve: Well said Rob, once again well done in the Marathon and well done for helping to promote our play today.
Rob: Mmmm. Thanks. I think.
Seriously though, thanks to Rob for allowing our spoof interview and congratulations on not only running the marathon but raising around £1500 for Cancer Research UK.
Here’s the poster and booking details he was keeping his eyes open for 😉
Our next production is progressing and it may be time for you to think about booking tickets for the show.
Scheduled a little later than our traditional play week, The Final Test will be onstage November 10th, 11th 12th.
ABOUT THE PLAY
THE FINAL TEST by Chris Paling A touching and poignant comedy about marriage, cricket and the dangerous lure of Bexhill-on-Sea.
Peter and Ruth have had a long and happy marriage – or so Peter believes. They each have their own interests; he loves cricket, she enjoys travel. But all is not well, as Peter discovers one afternoon when he’s dozing in his deckchair listening to the Final Test from the Oval. His wife announces she has sold the house and is moving to the coast. When the new owners move in, they discover much more than theybargained for!
Find out how to book your tickets on our BOOK NOW page by clicking the link.
It’s time for a quick update. The Petuaria Players have been very busy in rehearsal and planning for our first play of the season – The Final Test by Chris Paling – and we will be telling you more about this lovely play shortly.
And…. we are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale and are available as usual via the routes shown on our BOOK TICKETS page. (Click here to view it.)
We also issued our September Newsletter last week which updates you on our 2022-2023 programme and changes to our seating layout. You can read the newsletter by clicking on the download button below (opens in new page).