In all my years of doing theatre, I have amassed a little list in my mind of characters I'd love to play, and of favourite characters I have already played. I'll add to it as memory serves.
Aracnia Webb (Peril on the High Sea)
I'd love to play:
Elizabeth (The Crucible)
I'd love to have played, but have passed my use-by date:
Abigail (The Crucible)
I played in Murdered to Death by Peter Gordon recently (August 2005). What a funny play. Margaret wasn't one of my favourite characters, but the play itself goes down as one of my all-time favourites I think. She was a good character, but for most of the play she's a bit bland. It's basically an ensemble affair, and all of the roles are great. The stand-out character though is Inspector Pratt. Pity I couldn't play him. She could be a lesbian though, attracted to the young high-society girl. Hey, it's only a small part of the plot that he's attracted to her, so it could be done... oh darn, no it couldn't. It's set in 1936 - there's no way they'd have had female detectives back then. If you ever get the chance to see it, do go. It'll be a good night for you. Probably not as good as Shoestring's version of course. ;) We'll be doing the sequel (Secondary Cause of Death) same time next year, so if you're near Langwarrin (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) late winter '06, do pop in and see us. (Edited later: it will be performed late April instead now.)
I would also have liked to play John Proctor in The Crucible, but once again I lack an important piece of equipment. ;)
The Lonely Snails.
Tickets to a concert;
A trip to Sydney
I don't like Sydney; I can't bear it for more than a day or two (if all goes well), but a year ago (Nov 04) when I went there to spend the weekend with Nathan while he was working up there, we went to Darling Harbour just at the right time of evening, and I was inspired to write this:
I'd never been on the Harbour before, on a warm spring's evening at the magical twilight;