Becky IS Backstage! with Lyme Drama Director, Jenny Wiles

‘Break a leg!’ Becky and all cast of Say Something Happened and Black Comedy, playing this week at our theatre. Here is what happened when our blogger, and cast member of Black Comedy, Becky, interviewed her director, Jenny.




The nerves are really starting to kick in now with the opening night for Lyme Regis Society’s Black Comedy upon us. After a lot of hard work, the stage is set and looking spectacularly sixties, the gruelling tech rehearsal has taken place and it’s just the dress rehearsal to go until the curtains are up!

I grab a few words with our fantastic and incredibly supportive director Jenny Wiles:


  1. How did you become involved with Lyme Regis Dramatic Society?

I’ve always enjoyed going to their productions and previously directed Ghost Train and Oh What a Lovely War with them.


  1. What attracted you to Black Comedy?

I saw it (way back in the 60’s!) and always remembered how very funny it was.


  1. How did you go about casting the play?

We advertised around for actors and did a fair bit of ‘door stopping’, i.e. asking people directly if they were interested.


  1. What has been your hardest task during this production?

Finding enough times when all eight of the cast were free to rehearse!


  1. What do you enjoy most about directing local productions?

Working with people living locally and working at the Marine. We are so lucky to have this little Theatre by the Sea.


  1. What advice would you give anyone interested in joining Lyme Regis Dramatic Society?

Get in touch with us via the Marine Theatre office – everyone both onstage and off is most welcome.


  1. Describe Black Comedy in five words.

A farce for everyone (I never could count!)


Thanks Jenny, thanks Becky! Black Comedy is performed at The Marine Theatre this Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th November at 7:30pm nightly. We hope to see you there!