I haven't been able to go to the rehearsals for a few weeks but I went along on Friday night for what I thought would be the final read-through: it turned out to be the first (proper) read-through. The man cast as Da wasn't there so someone else read for him; Mam is a new-comer who read for the first time last night (but excellently); and Mair, the central character, was also read by someone who was standing in. And this brings me to the main problem: we don't have a leading lady.
The first girl cast as Mair could have done it in February but can't do it in March; the next one felt she was too English; the next one - well, there isn't a next one at the moment. The director said he'll sort it out.
Can you hear me sighing? At least I'll have plenty of excuses when my play doesn't win.
By the way, if the name sounds familiar it's because I rewrote my monologue (as seen recently on Youtube) as a play.
(The Play-offs feature excerpts from plays by amateur writers. These are not performed as such, but read through by actors, also amateurs.)