Due to the dropping out of one of the principals, Don Juan by Regent Rep has had to be cancelled. All those midge bites for nothing! The director had put so much into it, too... What a shame. No news yet on what will replace it for the next production (not due until Spring now), or indeed if this is merely a postponement - but for now, show cancelled.
I really need to update this more often! Glengarry Glen Ross went very well, and was a lot of fun to do. The review is here if you would like to find out what people thought.
Next up is a double whammy for me, with first up Don Juan by Regent Rep in September, for which I have been busy practicing for a sword-fighting scene - great fun (although the final score after the last practice ended up as Gareth 0, Mosquitos 5 - early summer evenings and grass are a bad combination).
After that, it's straight on to Jerusalem with Arena, where I shall be playing Ginger, as made immortal by Mackenzie Crook. A fantastic, funny, heartstring-tugging play, and I hope I can do the part justice.
In the meantime I have been busy getting the programme ready for Calendar Girls for Arena, and making a start on the same for Don Juan. I am actually slightly ahead of myself for a change, which has to be some kind of a first.
I am not the Gareth Richards of stand-up comedy fame. I am an altogether taller and more Scottish proposition.