Tag Archives: Two Gentlemen Of Verona – October 2003

2 Gents

On a more positive note (“La!”), I went to see my pals, the Carlton Dramatic Society, in the new adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Bollywood dances, comic interludes, a scene- and hat-stealing dog, great original music and fantastic costumes combined to make a wonderfully enjoyable evening’s entertainment. The set was innovative and flexible, and the intrusions from the other Verona play (R and J) were hilarious. Well done to all involved!

Some Day I’ll Flyer Away

Ah well, back to work. Nice weekend though, relaxing and constructive in equal measure. Finally got this site going a bit more, for one thing. The ‘Two Gents’ flyers are ordered and on their way, so that’s a tick in a box.

BTW, sorry about the myriad popups that the Carlton site gives you – we can’t afford our own webspace, and so we’re at the mercy of Tripod. Freeserve are a little better, but I’ve had to jerry-rig this blog. Never mind, it seems to work.

Busy week ahead as a matter of fact. Thursday night is a colleagues leaving drinks, so that should be fun, then meeting various in Shoreditch after work on Friday for a night out. Then on Saturday it’s posh time at Claridges for tea, then the Anchor on Bankside, then Shree Krishna in Tooting. All to celebrate Mairi’s birthday, as well as Eirian’s and Suzanne’s.

Then to wind down on Sunday it’s a nice relaxing Carlton committee meeting in Epsom, just the ticket. I think I may need a week off after that, if not just to let the wallet recover. And the liver. And the Spleeeeeeeeeeeeeeen.

[edit: Carlton now have their own webspace at www.carltondrama.org.uk. I have my own space at www.petty.me.uk. How things change!]

[edit 2: I just pasted this into WordPress. How things continue to change!]

[edit 3: I just removed all but a couple mentions of petty.me.uk (and added that one), because it’s all now matthewpetty.com! Change is the only thing that doesn’t change!]

‘Commission’!

Yesterday I got asked by JG at Carlton to do the posters for the next show, Two Gentlemen of Verona. It’s nice to feel wanted! Watch this space for the results of my efforts. It’ll be based on the original PC artwork, cleaned up, chopped up, and placed in a Xara doc. Let’s hope it cuts the m-m-mustard.

Two Gents Flyer Done…

…and viewable at The Carlton Dramatic Society’s next production page. Nifty artwork from Pippa, hastily thrown together by yours truly.

[edit: No longer visible until Two Gents review page finished. Watch this space.]

[edit: Now up again! See here]

Two Gents Poster

Well, the poster is done and it’s on the website. Went along to rehearsals last night – people are stressing over the change of venue, the bringing forward of dates, and various bits and pieces. I hope they’re all OK.

I was given a set of the photos from my birthday party back in June – some really good shots, all in b+w so they look cool!

Not cool though is the ‘bumps’ sequence, which shows me going from surprised, to enjoying it, to having a change of heart, to wishing it would end. It was a lot of bumps. I gather peoples arms were tired after the first 10.