The provincial newspaper, The Guardian, had a Sally Cole penned write-up on the theatrical year in review. Not one word was given to The Guild, which had a pretty busy year, theatrically speaking.
We all know that any article that even mentions theatre is a rarity for The Guardian (especially since Laurie Murphy has moved away), so perhaps I shouldn’t complain. ( I can only assume that the fax that had some bantam-A Souris hockey scores didn’t get received, so they had some extra room). But to have an article allege itself to be a year-end wrap-up of the theatrical year, and then to not even mention the Guild, well, that’s pretty shoddy.
Either that, or the piece was only supposed to honour those who advertise more in The Guardian than those who do not. Honestly, I don’t know if Anne & Gilbert or Victoria Playhouse did much Guardian advertising, or even if the Guild did, so that may be a totally unjustified assertion on my part.
Anyway, for next summer’s Sketch22 show, I’m going to write a sketch that contains a hockey game, played on stage. Maybe that way, the Guardian will pay attention to the fact that actual theatre actually happens at the Guild.
And Jack McAndrew, don’t even think about stealing this little blog piece and passing it off as your own.