In the middle of April Thalie Theatre, headed by Iceland's very own Daniel Ingi Peturson, took a 26 strong cast and turned T.S. Elliot's "Murder in the Cathedral into something interesting, nay, enjoyable. Why do I take pains to tell you this you may ask, well after my acting debut in Taiwan last year with the Ladder English Company's Childrens' Christmas Show (Photo's here) I was invited by Suzanne Palm (also involved in both projects) to participate in Thalie's production of "Murder". Of course, it would only have to be that I had something to do with it, right? Rehearsals started in February and we performed six shows over the weekends April 14,15 and 21,22. Here are some photos (more to come)
"I'm sorry, I'll say that again!" With such a wordy play (commented upon by many of the visiting audience) there was inevitably going to be a slip or two. Here are some of the more noticable ones. (Luckily only noticed by the rest of the cast)
Lines we wanted to hear ("++ ++" denotes our own additional lines)
It just had to be done!
My favourite line and action in my own performance turned out to be when I said my line,"power is present for him who will wield," and I unsheathe a very fine looking sword from my waist swing it wieldingly down onto a bench in the center of the stage where it disintegrates into few more pieces, which fly in all directions narrowly missing the audience, and then as if nothing has happened I sheathe the remains again.
As I said before it was a wordy play and total congratulations go to Daniel for the music and the direction that transformed it into something that most people who know the play wouldn't immediately recognise. Thanks to all our friends who came to see it and we really hope you enjoyed it. We do have the video being copied for the cast, if there's a chance I could put it online, I'll do it but that's not for now.
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