January 26th, 2018

Dial M

Dial M for Murder, in which I am briefly onstage as a cop, er, a bobby, opened tonight. It's a well-written thriller, which has stood the test of time surprisingly well. The director changed the chief inspector from a man to a woman, but otherwise we're playing it pretty much as written. The audience is quiet, even during the talkier parts, which is always a good sign, since it means they are interested and paying attention.

Our British accents are barely there,
But the audience doesn't seem to care,
Since their basic motivation
Doesn't include pronunciation.