Urgh, I've been really looking forward to putting on a a production this weekend. It's my first show in London, the result of winning a venue competition. Suddenly, one of my actors has to drop out, saying that he wants to focus on upcoming auditions, and that he's concerned the play will impact them. BTW we're only having a maximum on 2 rehearsals and 3 performances! As a result, I had to edit the script, remove a character completely, and actually fill in for this role as the performance is THIS WEEKEND! I know, in the grand scale of things, this is petty, but it really grinds my gears. I just wanted to know, has anyone (actors, directors, producers) dropped out of your production> If so, how did you deal with it?