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Monday, January 19, 2009

Once again...

Once again I've been bowled over by the standard of our understudys who have been out in force this week. Hasan Dixon took the role of Mowgli on Friday and delivered a tremendous performance. While Andrew Thompson was playing the lead role of Daniel in Why The Whales Came last Tuesday and was back on again today playing Dad and Big Tim - and no-one could have possibly guessed it was his first day on stage playing these two roles. And now Lyndsey Orr will be on stage tomorrow playing Tabaqui.

There's nothing more interesting than watching talented actors rise to the challenge of leading roles at short notice. Their hard work behind the scenes has had the chance to flower beautifully. I'm lucky to have had the chance to see them all at work.

3 Comments:

At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that production of the Jungle Book with a small class of year 3 boys, they loved it. The audience was pretty sparse, but we all felt involved and no-one had any idea it was an understudy who was taking the lead up there. Someone even said, "It was better than Disney!" Congrats all round.

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger Neal Foster said...

I was there that morning! You were a great audience, even thought it was the smallest of the run - and the children dancing in their seats at the end was a great way to finish the show!

 
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