The Flower Maker's Tale, a play inspired in part by our old family flower making business, was performed for the first time on 30th June, 2018, at Mirth, Marvel and Maud (the former Granada Cinema in Walthamstow, now a bar and live venue).
The script that finally saw the light of day is the latest in a succession of complete rewrites and countless new versions produced since I began work on the idea around five years ago. Now a one-person play, this final script was developed for performance by actor Louise Bloor and director Emma Romy-Jones. While rehearsing the piece they honed the script down to a workable length, tightening and improving it considerably along the way.
These photographs were taken during the full dress run before the public performance, as part of From The Forest, a new fringe theatre festival in Waltham Forest, London. The photos are by Jo Bloor. The captions are quotes from the play.
To find my other blogs about this play, and about flower making generally, use the tag #flower making