Even by my standards, it's been a busy few weeks. Something was bound to slip through the net. Turns out it was Maria.
We are doing a reprise of Act 2 Scene 5 at Gateshead tomorrow as part of the RSC's Open Stages programme. That's the scene when Malvolio gets the duplicitous letter from Maria and steadily convinces himself the Olivia is in love with him. It will, admittedly, be fun to get back into Maria's go-for-it head again. Wish I'd remembered sooner. Even more more importantly, wish I'd read the relevant email properly. There is another stage to this Open Stages malarky. One of the four groups performing tomorrow will head onwards to another performance in Stratford no less.
We've just done a rough refresher rehearsal but will finalise tomorrow as it is a very different stage. Will be fun. I think. 45 minutes rehearsal in the space will be fine. Tomorrow I need to load up the car with garden furniture and my costume and try to find Gateshead.