The prompt this week was ‘…the howling dog, the moon and the creaking boards made for…’
“STOP, STOP, STOP!” shouted the director. How hard could it be, putting together a short, moonlit play for Halloween? The cast seemed like they should know what they were doing, after all, they were the best the drama school had to offer. As for the animals, they were apparently well trained. The dog clearly didn’t like the children singing, and the stage was falling apart.
He tried to start again – “From the top!” – but the howling dog, the moon and the creaking boards made for a nightmare rehearsal – what did they say about not working with children or animals?