My Night With Reg First Rehearsal
OLIVER AWARD WINNER, My Night With Reg
Jonathon Wilson, Guy
>>Jonathon Wilson: The show is about a group of friends, who went to school together, and it sort of captures three or four years in their lives.
Martin Happer, Benny
>> Martin Happer: The play takes place in London, England in the 80’s during the AIDS crisis.
Tim Funnell, Bernie
>>Tim Funnell: Fundamentally, it’s about relationships. So, that’s timeless. It doesn’t matter whether it’s ancient Rome or dating boys, you know?
Alex Furber, Eric
>>Alex Furber: We just finished our first read through, which is great. It’s so nice to finally hear the play out loud. It’s so funny, touching and beautiful.
>>Jonathon Wilson: Generally it’s the rehearsal that’s the exciting part, in a sense, before you present it, because you’re constantly taking the play apart, putting it back together, examining what is possible in each scene.
Jeff Miller, Daniel
>> Jeff Miller: We were all cast over a year ago for this show, and we’ve been living with the show by ourselves for a while. But this is the first time, this morning that we actually heard the voices come to life.
Gary Powell, John
>> Gary Powell: Now it makes it real. Now we’re actually… it’s no longer sitting in my head. All the voices are there, it’s playable.
>>Tim Funnell: I remember seeing the marquee outside the theatre, cuz I was in drama school when it was first produced in ’94.
>>Jonathon Wilson: And it has since had a great reception, rediscovered in a sense in the West End in London. I think that’s what put it on the radar for Studio 180 and Mirvish.
>> Martin Happer: This will be the Canadian Premiere of the show, which is exciting to be a part of. I don’t know why it hasn’t come to Canada before, because it’s a really strong play.
THE STUDIO 180 PRODUCTION OF
MY NIGHT WITH REG
FEBRUARY 10 TO 26