MEMORISING your lines and performing in front of a live audience is not for the faint-hearted.
But Scone Community Amateur Dramatic Society (SCADS) director Phil Charley thought his cast handled the challenge well during six productions of ‘The Boor Hug’.
The 1890s French comedy was performed from September 23-30 at the Old Court Theatre. It starred Patrick Wild, Dominique McGovern, Miles Noonan, and Maria English.
“We only had six weeks to rehearse, which is a very short time to get ready for a show,” Mr Charley said.
“It was a big ask of the cast but they stepped up. We all got a bit of a shock when we realised it was only 10 days out from the play but everyone put in a fabulous effort.
“It was great to have a new actor in Pat [Wild] and someone who’d never been in SCADS before, Dom [McGovern], on stage.”
Mr Charley also praised the audience and format of the productions.
“The crowd numbers weren’t as good as I’d have liked...but every audience there was a good audience,” he said.
“That meant the actors got to experience the sort of atmosphere that happens in a live performance.
“I thought the format, with a performance followed by supper, was quite successful.
“Obviously the committee needs to look at the overall production but everyone I spoke to seemed to like it.”
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