The Final Turn

Crikey, is it the end of November already.

Yes, it has been almost a month since the curtain went down on our October offering. Halloween is very much in the past, Christmas approaches with extraordinary speed and all eyes in The Matchbox turn to the December play. This week sees the opening of ‘The Railway Children’, hot off of the West End stage it comes to the  St. Francis church hall for three nights only. Having had a sample of its ambition at the technical rehearsal last night I can tell you it is going to be something special and certainly one not to be missed.

More to come in the next couple of days. However, as you know we had a little something extra this year in the shape of our Halloween entertainment. With Jeffrey Hatcher’s marvellous two handed reworking of the Henry James classic ‘The Turn of the Screw’ at its heart, the evening was foregrounded with readings from myself, Annie and Gill and all feedback seemed to suggest it served as a delightful and atmospheric way to spend either the Friday or Saturday of the All Hallows weekend. I know we certainly enjoyed it and, as I have stated before, it provided some of the best work I have seen from both K and James in a career of top class work with the Matchbox. I know that all of us who were ‘The Screw Crew’ (terribly trite I know) were delighted with how it came off and have missed it terribly since- talks of a tour are on-going. 🙂

But there are the memories and the photos, some of which are shared here. And that is that, the rest is darkness.

But from that darkness, a warm haze of light and sound and steam…

More tomorrow.

Mx

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