Over sixty people watched out live stream on Wednesday 9th and on Thursday 10th over 20 people joined us for the British Sign Language version of the video.
Then many of the audience joined in a live Q&A session with some of the actors and creatives to discuss the making of the video in "pandemic times" and to consider how the story is developing. In fact we "sold" 30 free tickets for the Q&A via the Ticket Source website!
Many thanks to Caron Lyons (pcmcreative) for "stage managing" these events; to Emily Gray (MMD) for chairing the Q&A and to Jane Kelsall (BSLI) for her work signing the video and for her live signing on the night.
Well, I’m recovering from a two day hiatus where technology - although it has helped us create our work online - has also been causing us huge headaches.
The retelling of a true story, we assume, must be complex, balancing the sensibilities of the descendants of the real characters with the need to entertain, but Martin Coslett’s AshGate Productions did just that.
The five wonderful actresses who starred in ‘Ferguson’s Gang’ at the Yvonne Arnaud’s Mill Theatre in Guildford this week, switched roles, costumes, accents and storylines in the blink of an eye, without ever missing a beat.
By Clive Burton | regular contributor to the Theatreworld Internet Magazine
"Previously premiered at the Quaker Meeting House in St Martin’s Lane, in the heart of London’s theatreland after a tour in similar South of England venues, Perfect City was presented in a costumed performance in the round.
Very moving, powerful and very well presented. - Heather and Mike Brayshaw
I really enjoyed the combo of music and serious subject, I was drawn into the Penn story by the acting, from the very start! Nothing dragged, nothing seemed not quite as it should be. And the music was fun yet interesting and harmonically developed. So bravo to all of you. - Margie
Everyone I spoke to after the performance thoroughly enjoyed it. how effective it was to have the cast sit in with the audience and to make such dramatic use of the centre aisle.
- Ann Vernau
PS. I have one complaint: this morning I can't get 'Spice of my Life' out of my head!!