|Posted on April 27, 2014 at 9:05 AM|
THEY THINK IT’S ALL OVER… IT IS UNTIL THE NEXT ONE!
Wow, where have the last 8 months gone??? When Ali, Andy and l sat round a table in Colosseo last August doodling logos, and discussing whether to actually do this or whether we were just daft for even contemplating it, we never imagined we’d have just completed a hugely successful sell-out tour. With no budget and a simple ethos, ‘Promoting the best of local talent and new writing’ Square One Productions was born.
I have to say a huge thank you to Andy and Ali foragreeing to join me when l had the crazy idea of starting over last year, and for bringing such depth and feeling to the play. Without them Square One would not be here today. To Andy, for being my sounding board and putting up with me talking business even in the small hours, to Ali for her hours of invaluable editing to shape ‘2 Glasses’ into the show you saw and delivering the most compelling leading lady performance l have ever had the pleasure to witness. To the very gorgeous and talented Sarah, for accepting the role of Emma, without her the show would not be complete, and to all of them for their hard work, dedication and professionalism throughout rehearsals and the tour.
For a little company with big ideas we hugely value andappreciate all of the support we have been shown. Since our launch in September, our Twitter and Facebook followers have continued to grow and we have had over 5000 hits on our Website. We could not have done this without your support.
And my final thank you goes to the venues, press and the people who made this show possible, Scawby Village Hall (Margaret Barker, RosemaryPlatts) Broadbent Theatre (Stephanie Heywood, Pete), Kirton Town Hall (Mandy Radcliffe, Hannah Seddon), Trinity Arts Centre (Karen Whitfield, Kevin Dunbar, Darren), Lincoln Drill Hall (Simon Hollingworth, Chris Kirkwood, Little Ed), Alan Borrill (for our wonderful door), Adam McNally (lighting Scawby /Kirton), Scunthorpe Independent, Brigg People, Village Voice, Scunthorpe Telegraph,Amateur Stage, Angie Barley (front of house), Sarah Thompson, Colin Chudley, and Emma Hall andanybody else l may have forgotten!!
‘2 Glasses & A Bottle of Red’ isn’t the first play l have written, but it was ‘the one’ with which to launch our company. A true story of love and relationships, that also tackled the issue of bereavement, grief and mental illness. In the words of one patron, ‘A story that balanced pathos and humour perfectly and beautifully’.
Our goal was to entertain you and hope that it may inspireyou to return to see future shows with Square One as we grow. Thank you so much for supporting our first production and we hope see you at our next show in Autumn 2014.
Nikki (Creative Director and Writer of ‘2 Glasses & ABottle of Red’