Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Closing on opening night

... or to put it another way, they have their dress rehearsal tomorrow morning and performance in the evening.  It went much, much better today.  Followers will know that "much, much better" is not a high bar but there was sufficient improvement that the staff and I heaved a collective sigh of relief.

In the hope of energising everyone at 9.20 in snow-bound Bowes, I lead a warmup.  This went extremely well and included some high comedy for the masses.  I backed away from the cast as we went through some breathing and projection work and walked into a set of trestles I didn't know were there.  Collapse.  Also, it must be admitted some pain as them there trestles be sharp.  If it caused the resulting performance, I'll obviously need to find some way to publically cripple myself before every show I direct.

What worries me is that might actually be a good idea.

1 comment:

  1. I'll keep 'em crossed that you don't have to cripple yourself, every time. Perhaps that's where the phrase 'break a leg' comes from. ;)