Of course, with the show now over, I have the unenviable task of selecting next year’s offering and I know that it will be incredibly difficult, if last year was anything to go by. I have already been reading scripts, have a few ideas in mind, and will look forward to revealing our choice as soon as possible. However, after finishing ‘Dear Brutus’ and then heading straight into directing and performing in a production of ‘The Sorcerer’ with Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society, I think that a holiday will be on the cards before any decisions are made.
It was lovely to have an increased cast this year and great from my point of view as director to work with some new faces who all had different levels of experience, as well as the familiar faces of course! I will be trying to keep the numbers up again this year if possible to try to get as many people involved as I can. Although my ultimate aim is to perform one play and one musical per year, I will probably be sticking to a play again for 2020 to allow us to build up some funds for a more costly musical undertaking. After coming in at a loss last year we have, thankfully, made a small profit this year! Hurrah!!
So, I will get back to the script-reading, between the multiple theatre visits we are currently doing to support our Threepenny family and friends – and what a treat that is proving to be! Our lovely Rebekah is wowing audiences this week with her wonderful performances of Eliza Doolittle in ‘My Fair Lady’ and making everybody here at Threepenny very, very proud. I know that there are some fantastic productions still to come too in what is affectionately known as the ‘amateur season’ in Edinburgh. The wealth of theatre talent (both onstage and backstage) we have in Scotland is astounding and we are very lucky to be a part of the wider amateur theatre family.
If you want to look at our show photos or read our reviews and audience feedback for ‘Dear Brutus’ then head to our web page threepenny-theatricals.org