Mersey woman about town


No day of rest for this writer…

(L_R) Fellow writer Laila Murphy, compere Colin Manford and moi before the performance

Sundays to me mean a massive lie in, big roast dinner (followed by another kip, I’ll be honest with you on that one) and catching up on episodes of The Killing from the night before.

But this week was different.

I headed over to Manchester in the afternoon to meet up with Mary O’Neill, the actor due to perform my monologue “The Road To Chelsea” at The Black Lion in Salford (just at the edge of Manchester city centre, it’s THE place to go to watch new theatre in the region).

Mary was brilliant in rehearsals that afternoon – I could never be an actor, way too stressful for me; I don’t know how they do it– and in the evening she played a blinder when she appeared on stage and delivered “The Road to Chelsea” to perfection.

Mary O'Neill performing The Road to Chelsea on Sunday night

I’m always really grateful to the actors who have interpreted my work, without them the ideas would just lie unfulfilled on the page and not bought to life.

“The Road To Chelsea” monologue is about a stage school mother who makes it her mission in life to make Chelsea her seven year old daughter a star, but remains blissfully unaware of her own desperation and the consequent suffering of her child – a direct unfortunate result of her ambitions.

Many thanks to Mary and Organised Chaos Productions who kindly put on the event, especially Gayle Hare, who was her usual unflappable self (I don’t know how she does it, either!).

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2 comments on “No day of rest for this writer…

  1. Laila
    December 12, 2011

    This monologue was amazing – one of your best pieces of work. And Mary was brilliant :-)

  2. cathbore
    December 13, 2011

    Thanks duckie. Yours wasn’t too shabby, with James and Becky doing the business big time x

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