As with all these things, I'm playing some disreputable characters and an ape:
- Thuggish palace guard
- Snobby aristocrat
- Thick and thuggy citizen
- Chief librarian, the ape.
The first dress rehearsal went surprisingly well, given that we've never had a full cast for any rehearsal, the set isn't finalised and we were missing one cast member who was working (the person she'd swapped with changed his mind), and our director come prompt come footnote who was laid up with a bad back.
Sure, we dropped a few lines, stumbled a bit here and there, but we got through it in record time with the minimum of fuss.
Tonight we have a second rehearsal and then a day off, before we do our three night stint at Knebworth Village Hall, Thursday to Saturday.
If you're in the area, drop in. I can guarantee a good laugh, good company and a bar. If you're lucky, I'll even sign your programme.