Well, it’s all very well ALW making a big fuss on TV about finding a Maria for the new production of The Sound of Music but buyer beware!
In the first edition of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, the cat was let truly out of the bag with a slip of the tongue by one of the judges emphasising that the successful Maria would have to perform at least six performances a week.
At least? What does that mean? Six? Eight? Seven? Which ones? If you buy a ticket now, will you see the winner or not? Do tell.
And is this now the standard? Just turn up when you can, love. Don’t worry about it. We’ll send someone else on if you don’t feel up to acting like a professional.
And another thing. How come this programme is all about being able to sing? Is the acting something you can fudge your way through in a few weeks? If so, those poor bastards sweating their way through two years of acting school should be told. And so should we.