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Pictures of 'Devil May Care'
by
Alan Melville

presented by
Bottisham Players, May 23rd-25th, 2002

directed by
Karen Sangster

Director's Note: This is my first directing role. Although I have been in amateur dramatics for twenty-one years, I have never felt confident to undertake the task. A comment to me by the chairman "do you know the play 'Devil May Care'"? had me saying "yes, and I think I could direct it". So here I am. I was involved in the play in 1988 at Burwell, when I took the part of 'Virginia'. As I knew the play, I felt it was a good place to start my directing.

My enthusiasm carried me through the auditions, drawing up the first rehearsal schedule, first thoughts on music, set and costume. It was not until the first rehearsal that I realised the daunting task of being responsible for a total cast of twenty!

The cast, stage crew and the committee have carried me through. The cast punctual, attentive and patient (even when I kept changing my mind). I have had a thoroughly enjoyable twelve weeks or so with them. They have worked very hard and I hope you enjoy our production this evening.

The action takes place on the French Riviera in the summer of 1959. (The year the Director was born.)

Act 1

Scene 1: The Principal's Study

Secretary taking down Principal's speech

Scene 2: The terrace of the Hotel Splendide at Monte Carlo, four weeks later, morning.

Act 2

Scene 1: Hotel Splendide, a week later at 10pm.

Scene 2: A few hours later.

Virginia and Nicholas

Act 3

Scene 1: Hotel Splendide, the following morning.

 

Guard Against The Devil!

Last updated 27/05/2002