Three weeks isn’t a long rehearsal period by any stretch of the imagination, so we’re being very disciplined about it.
The first week was for blocking – letting the actors know where and when they need to be on our stage. Then once they’ve got the mechanical aspects down, they can bring all their skill to the acting part of their role.
Which is what this week is for, as we run each scene again and again, and look at the show as a whole. This is where the actors find their characters and bring them into the world.
It’s an absolute treat watching the show come together. You can have a read about just how proud I am at in this interview with The New Current.
We’re going to take you on a journey into the secret tales of the world of 4,000 years ago, with sex, death, love, danger, and mystery. Tales of Gods and Men, of the sacred harlot and the beast-man, of the King who raised and almost destroyed a city, and the man that he fell in love with – and lost.
I’m pleased to be able to say that my adaptation of A Christmas Carol will be on again this year, this time in a production by the City Lit Rep Company.
This is the third production of A Christmas Carol in four years, so I must’ve done something right. Oh, and you can buy the script from the sidebar to the right, should you be so inclined.
There are four performances – three evening shows on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd December 2011 at 7:30pm, together with a 2:30pm matinee on December 3rd – and tickets cost £8, a pound of which goes towards the student scholarship fund.
So together we’ve founded Red Table, a company dedicated to bringing outstanding fringe theatre to London.
I’m also pleased to be able to announce that our first production will be an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Just So Stories at The King’s Head Theatre in Islington this Christmas, from the 15 December through to the 3 January. Rafe is directing the show, while I’m producing.
Rehearsals started on Monday with a – frankly – magnificent cast and tickets will be on sale shortly.