With the last few days seeing ‘The Screw’ becoming tighter and tighter, it is time to finally turn it in front of its audience. The curtain goes up on our Halloween piece this evening and I know those of us who have been involved in it for the past few weeks are ready for it.
As said previously, this is a different sort of Matchbox evening. Under the aegis of the Matchbox Sized Shakespeare Company, it is smaller in scale and less formal with the audience invited to bring its own drinks and nibbles. A series of readings set the tone and the mood and then the centrepiece event, ‘The Turn of the Screw’ itself. And, as director of that piece, I could not be more pleased with the work that all involved have put in to this production. Everyone who has worked on it have approached it with the kind of commitment one would wish for one of our regular productions; none more so than Kay and James who have worked so hard together to produce a wholly engrossing, encapsulating and atmospheric hour and ten minutes of theatre.
I wish everyone involved well and hope that, should you be coming this evening or tomorrow you will enjoy and get a taste of the real essence of Halloween behind the pumpkins and the plastic vampire teeth.