Thoughts from Stephanie Dale
Published on: 27th March 2020
7th March 2020
By Ruth Hayes
DCPA publicity officer and farmer’s wife Mary Webb in Spinning the Moon
Rehearsals are starting to fit seamlessly into our weekly calendars and develop a certain fluidity as they go along.
New things are tried, scenes are changed, the script is tweaked week by week as the play is fine-tuned towards its final incarnation.
My alter ego Mary is a bit of a harridan, married to the village’s richest farmer (who she keeps firmly under her thumb) and proud of her status. I suspect there is not a lot of love or laughter in the Webb household and I don’t always find it easy to portray such a severe character – though that is part of the fun and challenge!
Now the play’s musical director Tim Laycock has given us a CD of the songs we need to learn, so not only are my lines clicking through my head, but I go about my daily routine with a soundtrack of Tudor songs swirling round my brain. Who would have thought!
The inevitability of postponing Spinning the Moon because of Coronavirus didn’t make the actual announcement any easier....
Published on: 16th March 2020