All in a days hard work

2nd Day of the 14/48 festival, and sadly its the last day, but it shall not disappoint!

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Today has been eventful, actors running around in costume getting ready for their 20 minutes on stage and dreaded that 5 minute beep that tells them there time is almost over and I was almost knocked out by a giant wet tree…These are the kind of exciting things that only this festival has to offer.

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But so far we seen a lot of love in the air, crazy hair styles and ballroom dancing. “Feel the rhythm” Doug yelled out, some helpful advice to the performance as the practice their dance de l’amour. But going back to crazy, have you ever wondered what happens when you put WonderWoman, SuperWoman, Catwoman, Spartacus and Superman together? Well tonight that question will be answered!!

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The range of plays we saw being practiced today will have are audience in awe.

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Dinner time

As dinner time approached the halls where engrossed with the smell of warm fat chips!!

We all knew it was chip and beer time! What we had all be working towards, besides putting on good shows.

And then we heard the magical words…”Dinner time, go get your chips and salad before it gets cold’

A huge crowd gathered round the table, grabbing their box of chips and salad destroying it with mayo and ketchup.

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What a night!!

The stage was set, the curtains opened, the actors were ready and the audience were eagerly waiting for the first acts to take the stage.

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The first play came on and it was magic all night. Following the theme of 7 deadly sins, the writers all took different angles on how to show this. Plays about the porn industry and the desperation for money for a loved one, the complication of lazy Britain trying to blame others but how could they keep this generation from complaining any more. To 2 girls out on a night, which turn deadly as the seven deadly sins, come out to party to. To a quiet family dinner, which turns deadly once the underlining problems surface. To crazy brides and fat bridesmaids, who all have a waterfall of problems. To 5 men, who get a mysterious letter to come to a clinic, what do they all have in common Lucy? Then ending with a horrible boyfriend, some voodoo and a Lesbian where revenge takes center stage in this play.

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7 writers wrote 7 amazing plays in less than 12 hours, then 23 actors picked up the script and devoured those words and feed it back to us with such conviction, the deliver was amazing which was clearly due to their skill and the clear directions given to them by amazing directors who made the plays flow into mini master pieces. Which was only enhanced by the music, which was created by our Virgin Veteran band and the costume and set, which was created by our creative set designers.

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If you missed the performances tonight then you missed 7 never seen world star plays.

The last play ended and the crew ran to the station, welcomed by a roaring applauding, and out comes the hat of destiny and a new play idea is picked.

 

 

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Where tomorrow night Vengeance will rule the stage!!

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It’s almost time!

The festival is well and truly in full swing, for the writers, actors, set designers,band members and crew.

They have spent the day learning lines, forgetting lines, drinking beer, making music and having fun for tonight. And in last than an hour the curtains will open and the stage shall be set! Thanks to our set designers.

With a little over 30 minutes to go, I hear the floor manager yell “30 minutes to go”, all the last minute preparation are happening, the stage is being dressed up and actors are using these few moments to practice before they perform in front of a real audience.

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