Since October, I’ve been working on two shows for the festive season: one, an immersive weekly cabaret; the other, an Edinburgh take on The Christmas Carol. Similar to The Suppliant Women, there was a callout for singers to play protestor carolers in the production. Yes, protestor carolers. The ban on Christmas/Yule vacation in Scotland wasn’t … More An Edinburgh Christmas Carol [production week]
Saturday 15th marked the grand finale of our two week show run. Even now, it still hasn’t sunk in that it’s all over, our actors have finished up in Belfast and will soon move on to Newcastle, or that my particular walk to the West of the city will now return to a weekly event … More The Suppliant Women [aftermath]
So, in theory, this should be the week where the show is lit up and dressed up for all the crew to see, while allowing the cast to sneak in some bonus runthroughs of the show. It also gives you the chance to change elements of the piece that, now looking at it from a … More The Suppliant Women [production week]
A last go at busting out some moves, tunes and an introduction to the elder chorus of Argos. Essentially, the final rehearsals before production week hits and we move onto the stage… (And a goodbye to the 1100 teabags). For the newbies, these posts are a week behind. Head on over to twitter for current … More The Suppliant Women: Week 5 [rehearsal]
T-minus 11 days until press night. Sweat. Sports gear. Memorising words. Learning new words. Staging the words. More sweat. Press. Sweating in front of the press. Maybe even for them. And the photographer.