Just a warm thank you to all who attended yesterday’s auditions for ‘The Accrington Pals’. It was great to see a variety of faces – some old, some new -and it is refreshing to look forward to a project where we will be able to bring some fresh blood to the St Francis stage. Both myself and Annie, who will again be producing, were much impressed by the talent on show and will be having some interesting and, no doubt, difficult discussions over the next few days. There are still folk to be seen who weren’t able to attend yesterday but hopefully before the week is out we will be able to make some sort of casting announcement. On this day of all days of the year it seems appropriate to consider the rationale behind taking on such a play and I feel certain it will be a truly memorable experience when it goes up next March.

I will leave it there but keep an eye out for another dip into our archive in the next couple of days as well as a big update on our forthcoming production ‘All the Great Books (abridged)’.

In the meantime, take care, and the very best of wishes.

M x