By Robert Crighton and Richard Fawcett
Music and German translation by Richard Fawcett
Metal Harvest was originally commissioned as part of Project 10/52 - ten shows in fifty-two weeks - in 2014. It only took two years to finally get it to the stage.
With Thanks to:
Sonia & Jonathan Lindsey-Scripps for lending the shell casing; Gary Plumb for creating the shrapnel; Alan Scott and Sue Clark for archive material (even though we didn't use it in the end!)
John Bethell for rehearsal photography.
And Everyone at the Quay - Joe, Simon and Sharon.
I've probably missed someone out - sorry!
The Fantasy Terrorist Variations
Variation Six: (Untitled) A Work in Progress
Written and Performed by Robert Crighton
Variation Three: The Project After by Robert Crighton
Robert Crighton as Mark
Simon Nader as Art
The Project After has also been recorded by Frequency Theatre - you can listen to the recording here!
These photographs were taken for Metal Harvest, during a very speedy tech, by the marvellous John Bethell. The stage isn't fully set, my hair isn't slicked back and we're not properly in costume. But we got something recorded, which is nice. The photos haven't been fully adjusted yet - there's some cropping and colour adjustments I would normally do, but I wanted to get this post out today and so... hey.
|Richard Fawcett, getting the fiddle warmed up...|
|In the lighting box, going over the cues.|
|The desk, which I didn't appreciate was so wonky...|
|Is the back light on... oh yes, there it is.|
|Still on... good.|
|Sitting down. In performance I am sans glasses, waistcoat and the hair...|
|The one real(ish) statistic used in the show.|
|No idea where the cat impression comes in. That's another show.|
|On my Fisher Price telephone.|
|"WHERE'S MY COFFEE!"|
And now the German section - which Richard and I did in unison. A surprise hit during the show.
|"Richard, what's my next line?"|