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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Complicated Chloe

Today was my one-to-one pre-production meeting with the marvellous Jessica Millar - who's playing Chloe in Complicated Pleasures.  Here is a picture of Jess pretending to be reading her script.

Jess did actually read through her part, but not at the time of this photo.  This photo is a lie. 
Anyway, her part is comparatively small in relation to most the rest of the cast, who appear in, on average six or seven scenes each.  However, whilst Chloe only appears in four scenes, her impact is great - and she also has, in compensation for the fewer scenes, one big and complicated (that word again) scene later in the play.
Chloe is also one of the more foul mouthed of characters of the play - so much so, that we stopped reading through the text in the Quay bar when a nice group of older ladies had a meeting, so as not to offend.  (Which is a bit of an assumption - for all we knew, they would have loved it!)
We discussed at length the character, her unfortunate make up/fake tan (Jess will be largely orange for the show), where much of the source (or is it sauce?) material for the play came from and generally laughed a lot.  Here is a photo of Jess smiling, enigmatically.  Though it is entirely fake and had nothing to do with any material from the play.

Completely fake smile, nothing to see here, move along please.
Tomorrow morning I'll be working with the fantastic Paul Vella - who's character, Jack, gets to know Chloe rather well.  But then Jack knows quite a few of the other characters rather well.

Complicated Pleasures: A Modern Sex Comedy by Robert Crighton performs at the Quay Theatre on Monday 21st July at 7.30pm - tickets available online at or over the phone on 01787 374 745

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