Broken Leg Theatre

Established in 2008 our company performed our first production in the basement of a small cafĂ© and have since gone on to perform two home-grown plays at the Nightingale Theatre, the Hackney Empire and London’s Greenwich Theatre.

Broken Leg is currently funded by Arts Council England to research our latest production, Three Generations.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Meeting everyone else

Well that was rather special! After rehearsing at Anna's with Jade (I tell my kids that I've been rehearsing with my wife, but she's not the woman I'm married to... an excellent dinner-time conundrum...) I finally got to meet the rest of the cast and crew on Saturday. And what a lovely and talented bunch they are - I knew Peta from Hangman (and her Laaaaaan-dan granny voice is even better than her Lancashire biddy, if such a thing could be imagined) and turns out I'd 'Scripteased' with Andy last year (I remember complimenting him on his excellent Welsh accent, and he told me "That's cos I'm Welsh...") and Alex does indeed have as square a jaw as Peta had said (good looking swine...).

It's very interesting coming in to a pre-existing production. It's a bit like getting a jigsaw out of its box that has already been made once before - there are lots of chunks that are already done, and the fun is in filling in the missing bits.

So I've got a new push bike (a Creme Cafe Solo 3-speed in black, since you ask.... yes, yes, the one with the front rack.... yes, and the lights! Blimey, you can stop asking now, alright?!?!) and cycling down to the sea to learn my lines and trying to anchor my northern accent in one place without anyone hearing is wonderful now that Spring is springing. Roll on the next rehearsal!

Tom Dussek

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