Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Director Gives Himself a Deadly Serious Chat

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Director Gives Himself a Deadly Serious Chat

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Byline: JOHN BURLS

NEW-ISH Sydney Ensemble artistic director Mark Kilmurry was putting the finishing touches to Educating Rita last year when his lead male actor pulled out.

With just four weeks to go, Mark read for the part himself, approved himself playing the role and went ahead to strong acclaim.

We're having a similar experience at The Indee at Palmwoods (much further down the foodchain of course).

Popular local actor Keith Souter, playing the character role of Mr Bumphrey, was targeted by a bug last week and laid quite low.

Who to get as replacement in the short time available? You're not necessarily psychic if you said: "The director, Burls".

This is, of course, nowhere near the size of the Kilmurry line-learning, but then I'm probably twice his age. So I'm now getting other than the director's view and reprimanding myself whenever I fluff a line or miss a mark.

In fact, I had a blazing row with myself on the weekend, but we shook hands and all is, for the moment, once again sweetness and light. …

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