Wednesday 20 March 2019


It came in at 45 minutes, my private reading of Oak Floors! in its chamber version, which I delivered to my kitchen sunshine this morning. The same seven characters, but one act instead of two, 12 songs instead of 18, scenes re-jigged so that Patty gets the focus that, one hopes, builds throughout the piece. Excised? The historical material, mostly. Good stuff. But it makes the musical about the building, not about a character who might hold our interest.
I've already sent it off to a company whose work I've enjoyed, with a couple of other such moves soon to occur.