‘According to Claudia’ Cast – First Meeting

Alt Claudia (2cast1a)webSo, I finished revising the script and had copies printed and bound. All I needed now was to gather the cast together and let the director (my wife Caroline) introduce them to each other and give them an idea of how rehearsals would work.

We made sure we had plenty of tea, coffee, biscuits and donuts for this initial meeting – we wanted to keep everyone sweet! It all went incredibly well.

We even managed to read some excerpts from the play to give the cast – who up till now had only seen audition pieces – would get a more rounded view of their characters and the plot.

I couldn’t have asked for a better group of actors for my play – and they all seemed to enjoy themselves which bodes well for future rehearsals. Which reminds me, I should be planning a schedule for those now!

The cast of 'According to Claudia' pick up their scripts. (PHOTO: PHIL MANSELL)

The cast of ‘According to Claudia’ pick up their scripts. (PHOTO: PHIL MANSELL)

About philmansell

I'm a writer, photographer, illustrator and film-maker with a Masters degree in Multimedia & Information Design from the University of Wales, Newport. I'm also volunteer PR Officer with Newport Playgoers Society who own and run the city's 400-seater Dolman Theatre. I trained at the London Film School where I specialised in script-writing, directing and animation, and had three films screened at the National Film Theatre. After teaching film-making, photography and art, I moved into the world of advertising and PR and was a professional writer. My play 'According to Claudia' was selected by Newport Playgoers Society to launch their 92nd season. It won the Award for Theatre Show of the Year 2014 presented by lifestyle and entertainment magazine Voice. It has since been published by Silvermoon Publications and is available from Amazon. Other plays I have had published include 'Poor Yorick', 'Bunkered' and 'Caddying for Godot'. Previously my one act play 'Poor Yorick' was a winning entry in a competition run as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages project and was performed at both the 400-seat Dolman Theatre and Blackwood Little Theatre. Another play, 'Bunkered', was one of the winning entries in a competition judged by Welsh playwright Frank Vickery.
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