Tonight I open Harper Girl Does Canada in London, ON. It's been a really wonderful experience working on this show and I hope it gets the audience it deserves. I'm really pleased at how it's come together and was pleasantly surprised at our tech yesterday at how much we had to work with in terms of lighting. It's a great venue and wonderful people involved. Now we wait and see about audiences.
The London Fringe opened Thursday night and I've had a great time so far. What amazes me is that all the venue FOH managers are volunteer. They're really lucky in having such a dedicated group of people in running the festival. And the late night talk show is fantastic, reminding me of the glory days of the Rumoli Brothers at the Tranzac club. I'm really sorry I'm only going to be here until tomorrow night - the camaraderie between the performing companies has been wonderful.
Hope to see as many of you as possible either here in London or in Toronto.
In other news, Simon has a great post at The Next Stage concerning advice to the playwright. A great read.
Also, it appears that Charles Ross has gotten the go-ahead to tour One Man Lord Of The Rings. He's taking it to Edinburgh, where it should do well. I enjoyed it, even though I'm not a fan of the books or the trilogy.
Off to do some fringing!