On 15 July, Oldcastle Writers Group are presenting an evening of seanchai-style stories and the radio play. The setting is a cosy living room circa mid 20th century. Tables and chairs around a roaring coal fire, and the audience listening on a brown Bakelite radio in dimmed light. Different people will read or tell a tale that makes the audience shiver or laugh while they sip tea or drink wine and nibble on cheese. Following that is the prequel. Two of the actors, Dorothy Grace Laity and Christophe Lombardi, will reprise their roles. I think the content will enhance the context of the play because the audience will recognise the characters and know part of their story. They will become as real as possible in the time allowed and bring more poignancy to the play.
This event, and two of the same later in the month, are in aid of the charity Irish Dogs for the Disabled. I will have CD’s of the play, Lady Invincible, for sale too. The actors will answer questions and sign copies of the CD’s.
Important question. Do you think people will buy a CD when they’ve already heard the play? Or does it rely on the price? I guess I’ll find out next Friday.