One night down, one to go
The first night of Witness For The Prosecution is over, so here are some notable events of the evening:
1) In Act 1 a key scene was skipped over, the actors only realised this when the conversation was referenced in Act 2 and they realised they’d forgotten about that bit.
2) I completely froze half-way through a line. I stood up, proclaimed loudly, “I object.”, and then completely forgot what it was I was objecting about. This was possibly the longest 10 seconds of my life as I struggled to cobble together a sentence together that made sense.
3) After the intermission 2/3 of the jury didn’t come back out on stage, which lead to some waiting around whilst we found them and got them in their seats.
None of this should be taken as criticism as we all do it for fun, are not professionals, and stuff like this just make the whole thing more unpredictable and, in my opinion, more entertaining.
We get to do it all over again tonight, which means I’ll have a different list of notable events to blog about tomorrow.
To clarify, the pictures are from rehearsals and backstage - we do have more sets than than in the pictures!
Posted: 17 July, 2010