Welcome Aboard Danny Hayes
That heart-stopping moment when the Director calls you out of the blue and says, ‘We’ve got a problem’. Bugger, you think, they’ve rumbled us, they’ve realised the script is s@#t and they’re all in revolt and the Tree Society is on the way to get you for the needless waste of paper needed for the 3000 redrafts you just had to print out. It wasn’t that bad – potentially worse. One of the actors has had to pull out. Michael Ryan, who was set to play a Merchant Seaman, Eddie, has had an offer of a film part, and as much as he loves the script – of course he said so, but 4 read-throughs and plenty of work and research in his own time confirms that the truth. Sorry to have lost Michael, his input during the read-throughs has been invaluable, but no hard feelings.
But, absolutely delighted to welcome Danny Hayes on board. Danny, a Liverpool born actor, whose credits include FinkOn’s ‘Crying in the Chapel’, Matthew Dunster’s ‘I know where the dead are buried’ and ‘Ker-ching’ which was directed by Frantic Assemble’s Scott Graham, and TV work for the BBC and others too, was highly recommended by Michael and two of the other actors who knew him. One audition and a full read-through later, and he’s stepped in as though born to the role. Check out the cast page for his pic and biog. Danny brings a new aspect to the character of Eddie, one with an edge that will add further weight to the scenes he is in. So, we roll on, meetings with the set designer this weekend to look at further developments and then into a read through next week. Tickets are selling too.