View from Row F: DOM the Play at Theatre Royal Windsor
View from Row F: Timothy Hudson as Boris Johnson and Chris Porter as Dom last night at Theatre Royal Windsor in ‘DOM the Play’, half bio/half ‘satirical cabaret’ directed by Michael Kingsbury. Brilliant.
Before the play began I had time to block in the minimalist stage set, and when Dom appeared I threw a few lines on the paper as a place holder, on the off chance Dom might return to that spot before long. In the end I left Dom partly assembled (sorry, Chris!), and turned the page to wait.
Then after the interval Boris turned up and never quite left the stage, and thanks to actors Sarah Lawrie and Jamie Hogarth there were brief appearances by Teresa May, Angela Merkel, the Duchess of Sussex, David Cameron, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon and the Queen. We were laughing right the way through.
My sketchbook is only tiny, an A6 model by Seawhite, but the rewards of live performance sketching are enormous.