Funny business

Had the first readthrough tonight of Martini Bond. It’s good that the actors still want to do the play. (Phew.) It’s bad that every page needs a joke (I thought I had that); characters’ voices need work to differentiate them (ok, I’ll give that one); more twists (well, one twist would be good…)

The feedback was valuable, honest and alcohol laden. But – ohmigod – I now have another deadline to meet for the second draft. Oh yeah, I also need bigger and better gags. Had I mentioned that? Still, the play’s going to be good. Definitely. And funny. Really funny, once we’ve finished the serious business of writing and honing. Talking of which, the script editor couldn’t make tonight so his advice is yet to come …

Meanwhile, I’m still trying not to panic about no news regarding a venue. After all a brilliant play is no good without a stage and audience.

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March 16, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Comedy writing, Humour.

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