Last month we (Catherine Eccles, Simon Nader and myself) did the final (bar tonight's Suffolk special) performance of Teaching Gods: The Ultimate Selection. I was Teaching Gods, Cat was the Ultimate Selection. It was a very quick set up as there was the marvellous Magic Cavern magician on before us, so I didn't get to drink quite as much tea as I'd like. This is our journey - as documented by the marvellous Mr Matthew Vile.
NB: I haven't fully processed these images - cropping and light balances reflect the rough and ready quality of the technical process.
Simon runs his lines.
I drink some tea.
Cat has not yet arrived.
Simon focuses some lights.
It is a reasonable assumption that I am drinking tea somewhere out of shot.
Cat arrives. All work stops for hugs and natteration.
Cat is put in her box. The lighting box, that is.
Simon continues to focus lights.
I boil the kettle for more tea.
We start a cue to cue - Simon's up first with some dynamic invisible dart throwing.
I am probably drinking some tea.
Cat works those lights.
17.45: Cat pretends to be a person.
17.50: I pretend to be a cat.
18.05: With less than an hour till the show starts, we check out the merchandise.
18.40: There's little time left before curtain up, so the cast behave in a serious and professional manner.
And then there was a show. And the audience smiled - for it was good.
Teaching Gods: The Ultimate Selection was performed by Robert Crighton, Catherine Eccles and Simon Nader as a one-off show at the Barons Court Theatre on Sunday 22nd May 2011. Pre-show photos taken by Matthew Vile. Special Thanks to Ron and Chris of the Barons Court Theatre.