Things have gone so well so far – stunning cast and assured and visionary leadership on the musical and staging ends – that it was starting to feel like an opera production without drama, at least internally. That came to an end today with our Halligan suffering a fracture in his left foot in a stumble on the streets of Amherst. Most of the role does not depend on great mobility, with Halligan in jail or in flashback. An exception is when Bridie leads him back to Ireland for a six minute dance sequence. We’ll still have Keith’s magnificent voice, but the dance will need a plan B. Stay tuned to this space for developments.