Welcome to the world of AmDram!
Well, I have finally done it! I have ventured into the world of Blogging! I always said I wouldn't do it, what would anyone want know about me? Turns out people are intrigued to know what goes on behind the scenes at a local amateur drama group!
The first thing you have to understand about an amateur drama group is, they are like another family. You absolutely will disagree with almost everyone at one point or another even if it's over the smallest thing like which chocolate biscuit is best for the committee meeting! (Choco Leibniz being a particular favourite!) But just like your family the arguement will soon be forgotten and normal on stage dramatics will resume.
I have been a member of The Winterbourne Players for over 12 years, which makes me feel older than I did before writing that! I joined pretty much straight out of university the first time round and, other than a break whilst at university for a scond time, I have been there ever since. I have seen Players come and go and I have seen raving successes and some not so popular attractions. But the thing about amateur drama is you do it for you. We don't get paid to be on the stage, we are there because we love it. I'm not saying if Steven Spielberg or Richard Curtis walked in and offered any of us a role in their next big blockbuster we'd say "No thanks!" but our love of being on stage is what drives us.
I have played roles from a twentysomething American who plays with a headless mouse (a particluar favourite) to a corseted member of the aristocracy, and pretty much everything in between. One of the things I love most about being on that stage is I can be anyone that isn't me! Friends and family have been surprised by some of the roles I have taken on some expressing complete and utter shock at how good I can be at flirting with the opposite sex... if only I had a script all the time!
Anyway, back to the blog. I have decided to share my life in amateur dramatics with you. I probably haven't picked the best time as I am currently stuck at home with a brokn ankle and not actually acting in our next production, but I can let you know how things are going and maybe share some past stories with you!
But for now I am off to look back at photos of productions past and think about what secrets I can let you in on!
Ciao for now.
N Dramal Queen