Dancing with Deechy and Declan…


Tina Harris as Deechy Flynn

Tina Harris as Deechy Flynn

We had a fantastic weekend working on the new musical play Saving Declan Clare with not one but two versions of Deechy and Declan. Tina Harris and Beki Mahon both gave wonderful and entirely different interpretations of Deechy, and Toby Bradford and Mark Jardine created lovely contrasting Declans. The sharing was something of a triumph, especially with just around 10 hours of exploration and rehearsal, and the actors even sang most of the songs!

Mark Jardine as Declan, and Beki Mahon as Deechy.

Mark Jardine as Declan, and Beki Mahon as Deechy.

Our invited audience gave some extremely positive and useful feedback, and we definitely have a show! I’m going to think about how best to tighten up and clarify the text, and maybe even add a song or two. Many thanks to everyone who took part, including Anna and Steve of course. It was a very exciting and enjoyable experience seeing this passionate pair coming to life

Toby Bradford as Declan Clare.

Toby Bradford as Declan Clare.

Declan's dilemma...

Declan’s dilemma…

 

 

Deechy doubled.

Deechy doubled.

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