Just like the world economy, Zero has been experiencing technical difficulties but unlike the world economy, which is fragile because of the trading of money and assets that don't really exist, Zero's problems have stemmed from the vagaries of the MiniDisc.
Yes, some people do still use the little bastards..
You'd have thought that welcoming a new actor on board with only a weeks rehearsal would've been the problem but no, Kate has slotted in nicely and has risen to the challenges set her, indeed, exceeded expectations. The band of actors is tight, ready and primed to destroy all before them but during the tech week, it is of little surprise that the bane of our lives has been a technological one and it is the soundscape that has caused blood pressure and angst to spill around the show.
In reality, the show is in fucking good shape, to be truthful, it's ready to go and what we could perhaps do with is a nod of approval from those in power to search and destroy and do the job asked of us because I have no doubt that we're up to it.
Zero is ours now and will soon be the audiences, as we open tomorrow at Warwick Arts Centre and run there for a week before going on tour (do remember to check in and see us if you can, the show is very bloody good).
Eva-Jane came to Coventry to stay with me and she saw Zero twice, she is not one for unfettered praise but she was in awe of the work and I trust her judgement, thus I am even more excited about getting it in front of the spectators.
"We're on and in it"
Wish us luck!