Wow what a week! Sold out shows, standing ovations and really positive reaction to the performance of our play Ordinary Love in the Cork Arts Theatre on 19 and 20 March. Thank you so much to our Director Sonya Mathews and the amazing cast: Kate, Alice, Barbara, Pauline, Rudie, Carol, Sonya and me! And the fabulous crew who made it all run so smoothly, Paddy, Marie, Jamie and Catherine.
I had such fun playing four very different characters: the mother, sister, ex-girlfriend and one of the doctors. It was challenging, especially managing to change costumes and charters so quickly between scenes, but I loved it.
The audiences were wonderful – they were engaged and responsive and so appreciative. We had hoped that the play would appeal to a mixed audience, gay and straight alike, and it appears to have done so. People responded with laughter and tears and more laughter to the love story, the relationships with family and friends and the various challenges which the play explored.