Well, that’s that.

In the words of Mr Ballas: “Well, that’s that.”

I never know quite what to say (or how to feel) immediately after a play, so I’m going to let the wonderful posters which decorated our set do the talking. If you saw Memorandum, this will give you a chance to read the small print – and, if you didn’t, this will give you a sense of the surreal world you missed…

Thanks – once again – to anyone who was involved in any way and to all those who came to support. Onwards…

elaru xxx

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All posters designed by Ben Brighouse – who also played Staff Watcher in the show. Many, many thanks to him – and also a special mention to Dan Charnley – http://www.dancharnley.co.uk – who created the Furious Apple found on the Strange Fruit poster.

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Getting The Job Done (The Secretaries)

The secretaries in Memorandum are a great example of very differing work ethics. The secretary to the Translation Centre works hard, follows orders (for the most part) and is clearly a great employee – though this doesn’t necessarily serve her well. The secretary to the Managing Director, however, is vain, lazy and seems to do the bare minimum to keep his job. Clearly, these polar opposites, are caricatures in many ways, though Havel’s clever writing does give them each a journey through the play and more depth than my surface analysis would suggest, and both of them have features that many of us will recognise from our own working lives…

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And now, I’d better get on with my job.

As a cast member said on Facebook this week:

If you only find time to do one thing next week – VOTE!

If you find time to do two things – VOTE and see Memorandum. Wednesday 6, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May (see – not May 7 – you can definitely do both!). Lancaster library, 7.30pm. Tickets available from Lancaster library, by contacting emma@elartproductions.co.uk  – or just buy on the door.

Really hope to see you there!

elaru xx