Well, it has finally arrived. Tonight can be pretty much be regarded as the final night of rehearsals given that we move into the theatre this coming Monday afternoon to start erecting the set, getting the lights focused and fine tuning some movements in our new surroundings.
I don’t think there’s any of us in the group that would be a stranger to the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny, the floorboards in the 320+ capacity venue having been graced many times by our cast members across various different shows. This, however, will be the very first time that The Devious Theatre Company has taken the step onto the big stage.
Speaking as a director of and actor in this show, as well as a life-long fan of Cannibal (my first query about the rights must be six years ago anyway), I must say that I’m proud to have reached this moment. Ourselves at the core of the ‘Devious committee have been working since last November on this production, expanding to a larger committee of 8 earlier this year. When all of our hard work, coupled with the extremely hard work of a dedicated cast comes to light you find yourself drifting back to those lines…
We made it.
We made it.
We have made it – this far anyway. We’ve got plenty of work to be doing in the run up to Monday – sets are being painted, leaflets are being passed out, our radio advert is wrapped and commences Monday morning, the last press contacts are going out, final props are being gathered, costumes stitched or washed… all the nitty gritty details.
The fact of the matter is that we’re hitting the Watergate Theatre on Monday and opening to the public from Wednesday August 22nd to Saturday August 25th. We’d like to thank you for helping us there, to those of you who are following the progress of the Devious Theatre company and to those of you who have already booked your tickets to come see the Irish premiere of Cannibal! The Musical.
God bless us everyone!