Theresa's Stuff


My Wishlist
Anne of Green Gables the sequel DVD
Decent bra
Life Support DVD
A good solid spring-cleaning and declutter

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)
Daisy Meredith (Daisy Pulls it Off)
Sybil (Daisy Pulls it Off)

I'd love to play:

Elizabeth (The Crucible)
Someone in Noises Off - I don't know the characters well enough to know for whom I'd be suitable, but what a fun play.
Solange (The Cliff of Destiny - see my Writings link at left)
Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing)
Hermia, Puck or Titania (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

I'd love to have played, but have passed my use-by date:

Abigail (The Crucible)
Gwendolen or Cecily (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Plenty of Gilbert and Sullivan sub-heroines. I'm not necessarily past my use-by date with them - they do tend to be played by women rather older than the character after all - but my voice is not well-enough trained to do the roles justice:
Constance, Pitti-Sing, Phoebe, Tessa, Iolanthe

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 misheard message;
Who are they?
Just don't bite The Hand That Feeds

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;
the warm breeze on my face laden with scents from the myriad restaruants dotting the water's edge.
Then later the darkling sky easing to a translucent green as it neared what passes for horizon.

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