The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Wednesday, 21 June 1989

More Rocky SM Notes


ROCKY HORROR STAGE MANAGER NOTES

 

DESPITE WHAT IT SAYS ON THE REGISTERS, JODIE RATCLIFFE IS ACTUALLY HERE.

 

NIGEL CAMERON WAS 30 MINS LATE, DUE TO BEING IN THE PUB, DRINKING.  HE LATER HAD DIFFICULTY SINGING THE LYRICS IN ‘FLOORSHOW’, ALTHOUGH HE WAS SOMEWHAT HAMPERED BY PEOPLE (FAR TOO MANY) TELLING HIM HOW TO SING.  NOT VERY FAIR.  THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DANIEL’S JOB, NOT 6 RANDOM CAST MEMBERS’.

 

Later:

 

3.15pm

 

ROCKY HORROR STAGE MANAGER NOTES

 

DANIEL ABBOTT AND NIGEL CAMERON DISAGREED OVER THE BLOCKING IN ‘THE FLOORSHOW’.  NIGEL WAS UPSET BY DANIEL’S AGGRESSION TOWARDS HIM (DANIEL SWORE AT HIM REPEATEDLY).  THINGS SETTLED WHEN JODIE STEPPED IN AND SHOWED NIGEL WHAT HE NEEDED TO DO.

 

Later:

 

5pm

 

ROCKY HORROR STAGE MANAGER NOTES

 

TRACEY JOYCE HAS LODGED A COMPLAINT WITH ME (AS STAGE MANAGER), SAYING COMMUNICATION ON ROCKY HORROR HAS BEEN IMPROPER.

 

I HAVE EXPRESSED MY CONCERN ALSO THAT I AM NOT BEING ALLOWED MUCH FREEDOM TO HELP OUT WHERE NECESSARY.  I FEEL RESTRICTED BY DANIEL’S SOMEWHAT DOMINEERING APPROACH TO THINGS.  I ALSO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE IS SUPPOSED TO BE, AS HE’S TOO BUSY TO DISCUSS IT WITH ME.

 

DONNA DAVIDSON: ‘I felt this was a pointless rehearsal for me.  Like most of them.  People are talking when I’m acting and no one pays any attention.  There’s no point in me putting effort in when I’m constantly being distracted and no one’s listening.  My part is being treated as irrelevant and so is my contribution.’

 

Later:

 

‘Calls the Tune’ – Hazel O’Connor



 

You know who is saw today?

 

JAMES ABBOTT!  He was working in Wisbech Petrol Station.  It was nice to see him.  Not that we really said all that much.  And I saw him.  Me.  All on my own.  All on myself.  All by my own.

 

Later:

 

Well, rumours are bad today.  People saying, ‘Oh, the Awards Ceremony which Daniel + Ritcherd have organised will be crap; all the awards will be rigged’, etc, which is certainly very untrue.

 





 

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1 comment:

  1. Donna Davidson12:24:00

    Nigel Cameron, now that's a feckin masterstroke!!!!!

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