562 - Learning Lines

30th Nov 2011, 1:00 PM in Shizzle
Learning Lines
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Tim 30th Nov 2011, 1:00 PM edit delete
Tim
At my Boys Brigade company, we're taking part in the usual Christmas drama competition, and this year, we're using mostly younger members of the company for it.

Anyone who has ever seen a school play knows that children below the age of 13 have the acting ability of a broomstick. So, to get to the point where they know all their lines and are becoming confident enough to really start acting them is an achievement.

So it doesn't help when someone comes along and, less than three weeks before the performance, tells us to change to a completely new script.

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James 1st Dec 2011, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
This newspost offends me. I've met some brooms with brilliant acting chops. ;)
Plasma Man 1st Dec 2011, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Can't you just tell them that changing the script won't work?
James 2nd Dec 2011, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
Plasma Man, this is a British school play: it's not a proper play if more then half the cast know their lines and theres only been 1 version of the script. :p
Plasma Man 3rd Dec 2011, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
I've done the British school play thing. We didn't go for script changes and people not knowing their lines, but one year we did go for creating our own story, resulting in gaping plot holes and logical lacunae.