By this time last week the YOUNG Co. would have committed 8 murders and polished off endless bottles of Gin, with plenty more to go in the second half!
I'm referring of course to their performance of The Doctor and the Devils, the story of the infamous Burke and Hare, which took place in the Circle Studio between the 17th and 20th October. A great week but certainly not easy going, with a very short rehearsal period and three days final push to work in the space, including tech and dress rehearsals. The backstage staff working hard to finish off props and costumes, Nigel making final adjustments to his excellent soundtrack, desperate attempts to make a riot look convincing with 3 people, many discussions about a mouse (a prop not a real one!), who's got what bottle when and what do we do with the savages hair?! A real team effort went in to creating this show, with Liam, my assistant director, a constant support. Neil Haynes the designer created a really interesting setting for the play, which saw a complete transformation of the Circle venue. Lighting, costume and sound all assisting in creating a suitably atmospheric world for this disturbing play.
The YOUNG Co. did themselves proud, giving very mature and committed performances, deserving of the full audiences and the all round positive response they received, including reviews in The Scotsman and Herald. Here's to the next YOUNG Co. adventure...
ps...I enjoyed the last night party as well !
YOUNG Co. Director