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Thursday, 30 June 2011


 The play is now online! In case you missed it on the 21st, this is your chance to see it again and again and again... We hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


So out it went! We had over 300 live online viewers and the piece will be available to watch again on from today at 5pm GMT - so if you missed it, please tune in.

We've had some wonderful responses, mostly people were surprised and delighted by the ending, which was what we were going for. If you haven't seen it yet, I won't ruin it for you. But for those who did catch it, if you pick up today's Herald, on page 5 you'll see some of the photos taken by our paparazzi plant, Herald photographer Colin Mearns. Art imitating life imitating art.

If you did see it, we'd love to hear your thoughts - do post comments below.

Meanwhile we'll keep you posted with what happens next.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Tonight's the night - we're so excited to finally share our hard work with you, especially all of you who have been so generous in helping to make this happen. The great news is that we've reached our fundraising target - HOORAY!

Meanwhile the day of Five Minute Theatre has begun. It's streaming and so far tonight there have been some amazing pieces. Please check it out, and don't forget to tune in at 11.05pm for our big moment. I'll be holding my breath until it's all over.


Yesterday was a blast. We started rehearsing at 3pm and shot at 11pm. There happened to be a wedding in the location which added a certain tension to the whole proceedings, and apparently quite a few people thought we really were the paparazzi. 

The show will be going out at 11.05pm GMT on

(That's 6.05am Hong Kong time, 3.05pm PST and 6.05pm EST - did I get that right? Brain is a little mushed from being up all night)

We're so close to our target now, only $190 to go with 22 hours left to raise it. Yesterday we had so many generous contributions, Andy Rattinger from New York, Jeanie Finlay on her way to the Edinburgh International Film Festival to show her film Sound It Out, Line Langebek AGAIN, Kitty Anderson and an anonymous donor too. 

Kristin McCurrach won both the GFT tickets and the NTS tickets to see Knives in Hens, so she'll be down to see her son, our William, very soon no doubt! 

In the meantime, we're awaiting the render, and trying to stay awake - it's been a long night! 

Monday, 20 June 2011


Ladies and gentlemen, today's the day! We've got $270 left to raise, thanks to some mighty generous donations from Stuti Ramachandra and Kristin McCurrach and we think we might get there.

Today's Wedding Favour is two tickets to the NTS' latest show - Knives in Hens. And until noon, we've still got the Blythswood Square Hotel suite left to give away. Cross your fingers for us!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

So many kind donations today - Jana Wright Black, Adam Brannen, Keir Burrows and Sue Brannen - bringing us so much closer to our goal. We've got 59 hours to go now, and $370 to go. SO CLOSE!

We're getting ready now for tomorrow's big day, costumes are set, props standing by, camera battery charging.... We'll keep you posted tomorrow, and don't forget to tune in on Tuesday at 11.05pm. 


We're changing the rules on our Princess Level Perk! The suite is available tomorrow night, after we've performed the play - so we need the room to be claimed ASAP. 

The highest contributor - of at least $50 - who can make it to the hotel for the night, by noon tomorrow (Monday) gets the suite and up to two places in the audience. 

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