The Eye has it!

Back in the old days, when acting, I have ‘fond’ memories of seeing a script for the first time, and wondering what you were letting yourself in for. I mean, most of them were based on well known plays, or books, so you had a good idea of what you were going to get. Equally, there would be a few occasions when you were given something new, or a writer wanted you to be involved in a read through of his piece, and though most were ‘normal’, its fair to say there were a couple of weird ones that I saw in my time.

Sadly, because I was only ever involved in small productions, no major film companies, or studios came rushing for my services. Nor did I ever get to appear on a major stage, though I might only be saying that for about 4 months more! Blackpool Winter Gardens might not be Broadway, but its far bigger than anything I’ve done previously in 60 years. No, it will be for 1 night only, I’m sure, but will be amazing if I do get to do it. Anyone that wants more details on performance weekend, feel free to ask, as my lodgings are now booked, I’m happy to let you know more.

I wouldnt say this is the first time I’ve seen a story that is pretty much just a script. Indeed, this author has done one previously, with ‘Sword & Rose’ but that script really didnt have a part suitable for me. But then he showed me this one, and suggested I could be ‘considered’ for the role of the Inspector’s wife, so… Fine, this is never going to reach stage, or screen, but I’d love the role if it did!

I know, she’s only in her 40’s, but other than that…

To say it achieves its aim, to come across as a Hammer Horror movie, it works, totally! And in truth, the other story mentioned would work equally brilliantly in its niche, that of the 70’s spy programs on TV. So yes, go read it, and inspire someone to bring this story to life, but just remember who’s playing the inspector’s wife!

The title of the blog? Well, if you read the story/script, you’ll find out why, just saying…

I did use this video before, but given it was almost 5 years ago, who cares? Slight difference in number of eyes, just saying…

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