So to the Temple of Convenience this evening for the final performance of the Rehearsal, a play in three parts about death. To remind you, the Temple bar on Great Bridgewater Street had a previous life as a public toilet – and it certainly still shows.
I was part of a crowd of 22 (including Noel from Hollyoaks) for this most intimate of theatre productions. The Rehearsal is technically a dialogue but, given the limited space and resources, everyone ends up involved – be it creating sound effects, adding general banter, being stood on or – in my case – delivering the third speaking part.
I’m not a huge theatre-goer, and an even lousier public speaker, but I thought the play was well written and well executed. The free beer and birthday cake probably helped sway my opinion somewhat, but an hour of quality in-your-face, on-your-lap acting for just £6 was unbeatable.
The Rehearsal, part of the Panda-monium series of events, ran yesterday and today.
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